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  1. Cam
    March 1, 2011

    Interesting tour! Haven’t heard of this before.

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    • Leslie Koch
      March 19, 2011

      Hey Cam! Check out the NYC death tour when you’re in town– it’s a unique experience. Perfect for Halloween 😉

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  2. Annie
    March 1, 2011

    Very cool tour! I got the chills reading this post so I can’t imagine what it would have been like to actually see all of the places!

    Definitely going on my list of things to consider when I’m in NYC!

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    • Leslie Koch
      March 19, 2011

      Thanks for the comment! Yes, def check out this tour when you make it to the Big Apple 🙂

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  3. Dave from The Longest Way Home
    March 1, 2011

    Well, that’s different! Interesting concept mixing death, humor and a tour!

    Have to say that Evelyn McHale’s suicide is an iconic photo. I wonder if it would be allowed today? As in be published in a magazine etc?

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    • Leslie Koch
      March 1, 2011

      Good point. I doubt they would publish the photo today in a NYC newspaper– you never see photos of dead people in the mainstream press.

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  4. santafetraveler
    March 1, 2011

    What a weird and hysterical idea- we should do one in Santa Fe- the town is littered with bodies- a lot of old burial grounds- plus a few lurid deaths.
    I remember when there was a big Mafia shooting at Umberto’s Clam House in Little Italy. I was working in the at the time. Put a damper on going out to lunch!

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    • Leslie Koch
      March 1, 2011

      Wow, the clam house is actually a stop on the tour! You’re a part of NYC history 🙂

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  5. Alyson Smith
    March 1, 2011

    This was an amazing post, I would love to do this tour this Halloween! Very creepy and spooky to ride in a hearse more than once in your life! That photo of Evenly is so hypnotic, she looks so beautiful and peaceful, so sad….

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    • Leslie Koch
      March 2, 2011

      Alyson, you would love it!

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  6. iamthewitch
    March 2, 2011

    Wow, what a unique piece of article! Death tour! Definitely a first for me.. and you made it sound sad yet humorous at the same time. Well done! 🙂

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  7. ciki/@agentcikay
    March 2, 2011

    a very cool tour. you will be my personal tour guide when I come visit OK? and food.. lots of food.. u need to feed me too.. hmmm 😛

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    • Leslie Koch
      March 3, 2011

      But of course! I just discovered a Chinatown takeout joint that sells 6 dumplings for $1. They’re delicious! You might actually save money when you visit NYC… 😉

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  8. Stephen
    March 3, 2011

    Cool tour…Never heard of it before. Will consider checking it out the next time I’m in NYC.

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  9. Maria A
    March 4, 2011

    Wow, never knew this tour existed. Also never knew all those bodies were below the arch in Washington Square Park – kind of grisly, I use to walk through that park a lot!

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    • Leslie Koch
      March 19, 2011

      Yes, very creepy! The most interesting part of the tour was finding out about shocking crimes that happened right in our neighborhood.

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  10. Jill – Jack and Jill Travel The World
    March 10, 2011

    Very interesting. Not sure if I’d do it, but it’s a fascinating read nonetheless.

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  11. Leslie Koch
    March 19, 2011

    Thanks for the comment! As a New Yorker, I never go on tours of the city, but I learned a lot from this experience. Sometimes it’s good to be a tourist in your hometown 😉

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  12. jade
    March 21, 2011

    Really interesting tour- love that you drive around in a hearse! Will have to let my NYC friends know about this one.

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  13. Vike
    October 22, 2011

    Corey Craven did this in the 90’s with Crypt Keeper Tours – did you get her hearses?

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