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The Astor Room
Next door at the Astor Room, the ghost of
Rudy Valentino, a beloved movie star who
died at 31 in 1926, is rumored to make appearances,
according to Carter. She said that
Valentino has been seen sipping martinis at
the bar, but she has never sighted him herself.
It is true that Valentino’s life and death
attract the paranormal. Carter said that
Valentino had his palm read and the fortune
teller warned him he would have a
short life. She added that his second wife,
Natacha Rambova, was very spiritual and
claimed to communicate with Valentino
after his death.
Valentino, who filmed movies at what is
now known as the Kaufman Astoria Studios,
is rumored to haunt Astoria and places he
lived and worked in Los Angeles.
Marie Carter at
The Astor Room,
where famous actor
ghost has been
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According to "The Big Book of New York
Ghost Stories" by Cheri Revai, Long Island City
used to be home to a notoriously haunted
Dutch Kills apartment.
In 1874, the affluent Daley family moved
into a tenement on Jackson Avenue. The
landlord warned them that the tenement
contained spirits, but the family insisted they
One night, the couple heard moaning
sounds from outside. When Mr. Daley went
to the hall to find them, the sounds moved to
the kitchen, then the parlor, and he searched
the entire house to find their origin. Realizing
that he couldn’t find it, he went back to bed.
As soon as he did, he heard a loud noise, and
saw that their kitchenware had fallen out of the
cupboards, lying broken on the floor.
One of their young sons suffered convulsions
from his fear that night and never recovered.
The next night, the family heard cries of
“Murder! Murder,” through the house. They
eventually left the apartment, claiming the
sounds kept them from sleeping. Their son
died soon after they moved out. Carter said
the haunted apartment no longer exists.
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