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NYC's spookiest spots, according to Yelp: The Dakota, McSorley's and more

Yelp isn’t just for food.

For Halloween, the site shares with us the top spookiest places in the city, based on the number of reviews and the ratings for each business, looking at comments and photos that mention the words “haunted,” “spooky” and “ghosts.”

Merchant’s House Museum

This historic NoHo landmark is said to be
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This historic NoHo landmark is said to be haunted by former resident Gertrude Tredwell.

McSorley’s Old Ale House

The oldest bar in the city, this East
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The oldest bar in the city, this East Village dive surely has its share of ghosts, even if only figuratively.

Hotel Mulberry

The Chinatown hotel is a few doors down
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The Chinatown hotel is a few doors down from a funeral home, one spooked Yelp reviewer noted.

The Dakota

Yoko Ono has reportedly seen the ghost of
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Yoko Ono has reportedly seen the ghost of John Lennon, who was assassinated in front of the Central Park West apartment building, there. The original owner also reportedly hosted seances.

The Auction House

One Yelp reviewer described this Yorkville bar like
Photo Credit: Troy Hahn

One Yelp reviewer described this Yorkville bar like a "speakeasy meets haunted mansion."

Morris-Jumel Mansion

The historic site and museum in Washington Heights
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The historic site and museum in Washington Heights is Manhattan's oldest house.

Green-Wood Cemetery

A cemetery that's spooky? You don't say.
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A cemetery that's spooky? You don't say.

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Visitors often ask if the museum -- once
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Visitors often ask if the museum -- once home to nearly 7,000 immigrants -- is haunted.

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