I caught a bit of an NYC history show the other night, and apparently, the Manhattan Bistro's haunted! The location of the restaurant is in what used to be Lispenard's Meadow. In 1800, the body of Juliana Elmore Sands was found in the park's well. The last person seen with her, her fiancé Levi Weeks, was brought to a very high-profile trial, but the spectacular defense duo of Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton pulled the original OJ, and he was found not guilty. The mystery of her death remains unsolved.

That well still exists...in the basement of the Manhattan Bistro. I've only had coffee there, and I don't remember running into a ghost, but I'm going to have to have dinner there next Halloween!

Manhattan Bistro, 129 Spring Street between Wooster and Greene.

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