St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery

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St. Mark’s Chruch in-the-Bowery, second-oldest church in Manhattan, is said to be haunted by cantankerous Dutch colonial governor Peter Stuyvesant. The church was built over the former site of his family’s farm, and his peg-legged ghost has heckled clergymen and parishioners, rung church bells, and even interrupted church services with his stomping and singing.

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Geographic Information

131 East 10th Street
New York, NY
United States

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40.7303012, -73.987144
New York County, New York
Nearest Towns:
New York City, NY (1.5 mi.)
Long Island City, NY (2.2 mi.)
Hoboken, NJ (2.5 mi.)
Weehawken, NJ (3.2 mi.)
Manhattan, NY (3.8 mi.)
Union City, NJ (3.9 mi.)
West New York, NJ (4.2 mi.)
Guttenberg, NJ (4.4 mi.)
Jersey City, NJ (4.7 mi.)
North Bergen, NJ (5.3 mi.)


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