“Amada was wonderful. She really made our group feel special and kept us happy and full of energy! The kids loved her and we had a blast. Complete with a song and the reading of The Raven. I could not have hoped for a more special night for our family. It really completed our trip and I am ever grateful to you for your help in making our trip such a grand success. I can’t wait to bring the family back to New York and perhaps do another tour! We will definitely recommend you and Amada to anyone of our friends traveling to New York City! Again, thank you so much!”

-Thomas Camarillo

“I went on the Edgar Allan Poe tour with Nathan Cox. I just wanted to let you know the great job that he did as our tour guide. He was very nformative, funny and answered all questions we had. Both my wife and I had a blast. We would recommend it to anyone going to New York. Nathan did a fabulous job for us. Thanks!”

-Sunjay Kaushal

“I have to tell you our members once again loved the tour Ghosts of the City! I got an email from our event host who said they actually wanted more Andrea Janes.”

-Marie FerreiraEvents & Adventures

“My husband, Steve, and I had lots of fun on the Ghost Tour last night! We learned so much about the Lower East Side! I’ve attached a couple of photos from last night! Let me know what you think!”

-Montana Vasquez-Grinnell

“I found your tour on Living Social. I hadn’t thought about taking a ghost tour, but I was really excited. The tour wasn’t exactly what I expected. I wanted ghosts popping out here and there. Oh well, I got Jamie instead. She made up for everything. Jamie is fantastic! I loved all the history I learned and the way Jamie led the tour. It would have been well worth full price, but of course I love a good bargain. Jamie was so nice, she even took us to our train and chatted with us. Next time we are in New York we will take the other ghost tours you offer. We went on the Edgar Allen Poe tour on Jully 2nd. Thanks and have a ghostly day!”

-Cindy and Jonathan Freeman, Tucson, AZ

“I went on the West Village Ghost Tour headed by Andrea. I loved it! I’ve been on one other ghost tour almost a decade ago in Boston. It was fun, but what I liked most about this tour was all the history Andrea included in her ghost stories. She really painted the picture well. I’m an elementary school teacher so I know all about how to tell a good story and boy was I hooked!!! Throughout the entire tour she was enthusiastic, professional, well-spoken and friendly. She went above and beyond by engaging myself and others in conversations as we walked and was open to hearing new ghost stories. I’ve been raving about how much fun I had on Facebook, so I’m hoping some of my friends will check out a tour or two! Thanks so much!”

-Courtney DeFelice

“I wanted to to take the time to really thank you for the specially planned tour this week. My friends and I had a very good time exploring and learning about the “other side” of the city. I truly appreciate the favor. Annie was comical and quite a character. I enjoyed meeting her. Please, tell her thank you once again for me. With appreciation,”

-Kerri Fuller

“Awesome tours, well worth the money. Jamie Owens is a wonderful guide.”

-Diana Heinje Whipple

“I just wanted to take a moment and let you know that Anne was tremendous. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide – her enthusiasm and knowledge had kids and parents alike interested and curious about the city we live in. The ghost stories were fact filled and Anne’s delivery kept everyone wanting more. Right from the start – the bells at St. Mark’s chimed as she walked around the corner.”

-Chris Morris

“Get to know the ghoulish side of the city and discover commuters who have reached their final destination during this haunted walk around the legendary Grand Central Terminal. Led by the group Ghosts of New York, whose other tours include haunted pub nights and spirited romps through the East Village.”

-Amy Eisinger“New York’s Best Walking Tours,” DAILY NEWS STAFF 14 June 2009

“I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful time we had. Genevieve and the girls are still talking about how exciting the trip was. They loved their New York adventure and felt so special that not only were they taking the tour in the evening, but it was a private tour just for them. They enjoyed our guide, Annie and are already asking me if we can take another ghost tour to a different part of town. Since they were so well behaved I would be happy to take them again. I was a little unsure about my idea of having such an unconventional birthday party, but I am thrilled we went through with it. I always try to give her an experience rather than a gift for her birthday, and this worked out wonderfully. She remembers every birthday experience, but this one will go down as one of her favorites. I am sure you will be hearing from me again for another tour once the weather has cooled off a bit. I have attached a few pictures from our tour.? Feel free to use them if you have a need. Perhaps others will enjoy a private birthday tour for their young adults.”

-Sincerely, Mary W

“Just to say hello on our way back. We’re back in Alsace now. The group really enjoyed meeting you, and loved your style. Hope we’ll have new opportunities to work together. ”

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“Thank you again for a terrific tour on Saturday. It was an absolute highlight of our trip. We loved the way you toured us, the info and your way of story telling. Thanks also for helping us to our van location. We’ll all remember the misty, rainy day which was a wonderfully unique experience. Everyone loved it!”

-Sue K

“How much do you really know about the city’s spooky side? August may be the dog days, but in the cool of the evening, you can further your understanding of olde Gotham with Ghosts of New York Walking Tours. The weekly jaunts are filled with tales of skeletons in the Big Apple’s closet. …Channel the spirits of Edgar Allan Poe, Peter Stuyvesant, and Harry Houdini…Discover haunted locales, paranormal occurrences and unexplainable instances straight out of favorite ghost stories.”

-Adrianne PasquarelliAdrianne Pasquarelli Things that go bump in the street

“If you’re too scared to visit New York’s most haunted spots solo, Phil Schoenberg, a history professor at Queens College, is the man for the job. His “Ghosts of New York” tours offer three area- and ghost-specific tours of the city.”

-Daily NewsNew York City is a ghost town by Gina Salamone March 31st 2009

“I can’t thank you enough for making the Ghost Tour possible for my daughter and our friends Saturday. Katya was lovely and a fount of information. It was a chilly day but we were all warmed by her enthusiasm and lively presentation. I will pass on the good word as often as I can.”

-Roma TorreNY1 News Anchor

“…CUNY professor Dr. Phil Schoenberg offers walking tours of New York’s most haunted spots, helping you find the friends of Edgar Alan Poe and the ghosts of Times Square.”

-Answers About Haunted New York“Answers About Haunted New York” The City Room The New York Times October 29, 2007

“I highly recommend Dr. Phil’s Ghosts of New York walking tours. I just took the one called “Peter Stuyvesant and His Ghostly Friends of the East Village” and found it fascinating .. excellent research…facts and stories about not just Stuyvesant, but John Jacob Astor, Hamilton Fish, Harry Houdini, Joe Papp, Edgar Allan Poe and other colorful deceased New Yorkers who still unnerve the living by showing up at the various sites along the tour, which involves a moderate amount of by no means tiring walking. The personable guide shared with evident glee her bountiful information about history, literature and, of course, spooks!”

-Marvin KayeEditor, Ghosts, Haunted America, H. P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror Author, Ghosts of Night and Morning