This charming home on quiet, curvy Gay Street in the West Village was a former speakeasy, the home to Mayor Jimmy Walker’s famous mistress. And the creator of Howdy Doody even lived here. But many believe the party never truly stopped, as ghostly revelers have been seen and heard, including a spirit in an opera cloak affectionately known as ‘the Gay Street phantom’.
Casper The Friendly Ghost #31, March 1955
Le visionnaire by Serafino Macchiati (1904)