Besides 35th Greenvillage Halloween Parade (6th Ave. from Spring St. to 21st St., 7pm), maybe it’s another good idea to have this tour through the ghostly village, which starts from Astor Place, and ends at Prince St., 2.36 miles in 3 hours.
1. Start at the Merchant’s House Museum (29 E. 4th St. between Lafayette St. and Bowery), where creaking stairs, slamming doors and a roaming lady in white are all par for the course. The ubercreepy house is currently decorated for a 19th-century funeral, with black wreaths, draped mirrors and white lillies set atop a period coffin. On Sunday 2, visitors can join the mourning — BYO little black dress.
2. New Amsterdam gov Peter Stuyvesant is entombed under St. mark’s Church In-the-Bowery (131 E. 10th St at Second Ave.). His is one of three ghosts that haunt the site — listen closely, and you may hear his famed peg leg tromping about.
3. Refuel with pumpkin ice cream from Sundaes and Cones (95 E. 10th St. between Third and Fourth Aves) before passing NYU’s most haunted dorm, Brittany Hall (55 E. 10th St at Broadway); here, students have reported hearing footsteps and the feeling that they’re being watched.
4. The brownstone at 14 West 10th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Aves) is popularly known as “The House of Death”; some 22 ghosts, including that of Mark Twain, are believed to haunt it. A tragedy put the house on the map in 1987, after resident Joel B. Steinberg was convited of beating his six-year-old daughter to death. “There’s somethingevil there.”
5. Around the corner, at 40 Fifth Ave. (at11th St), sits the onetime home of Judge Joseph Force Crater, who hopped in a cab after a Broadway show in 1930 and was never heard from again. His case was reopened in 2005, when a letter surfaced suggesting that a deceased Queens grandmother had infromation about Crater’s mob murder and burial under the Coney Island broadwalk.
6. Continuing down 11th Street, look for the tiny, triangular Second Cemetery of Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue, Shearith Israel, east of Sixth Avenue. It’s the only visible burial ground in the West Village.
7. Formerly Aaron Burr’s carriage house, the dining room at One if by Land, Two if by Sea (17 Barrow St. between W. 4th and 7th Sts) is appointed with creepy chandeliers and, at least three ghosts, including a woman thought t obe Burr’s daughter Theodosia, who was lost at sea in 1812. She’s been seen descending the dining-room staircase. “When my foot touched that first step it felt like I was walking on ice — it knocked the wind out of me.”
8. Shake off your shivers with deviled eggs and a crackling fireplace at the Blind Tiger Ale House (281 Bleecker St at Jones St.) happy hou runs from noon to 8pm daily, with $1 off draft beers (including a variety of pumpkin ale).
9. Spin over to MF Gallery’s “Sixth Annual Halloween Art Show,” on the mezzanine at the lounge I Tre Merli (463 West Broadway between W. Houston and Prince Sts) for horror-inspired Pop Art, including watercolor “zomb-o-lanterns.” The show is on display through Nov. 9.
10. End your scary journey at Evolution Nature Store (120 Spring St between Greene and Mercer Sts) by treating yourself to a taxidermied bat ($79), skull bracelet made from Asian Water buffalo bone ($10-$19), and watermelon-and-worm or strawberry-and-scorpion lollipops ($2-$4).