Ghost of Firefighter Schwartz

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Author and TV personality Anderson Cooper is said to own this former fire station that was converted into a home. Firefighters who lived and worked here before the building was converted say it is haunted by the ghost of a firefighter named Schwartz who, distraught after learning of his wife’s affair, hanged himself from the rafters here in the 1930s. The apparition of a hanging corpse and strange noises coming from the attic have been reported for many years.

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Geographic Information

84 West 3rd Street
New York, NY
United States

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40.729666, -73.9991
New York County, New York
Nearest Towns:
New York City, NY (1.1 mi.)
Hoboken, NJ (2.0 mi.)
Long Island City, NY (2.8 mi.)
Weehawken, NJ (3.0 mi.)
Union City, NJ (3.7 mi.)
Manhattan, NY (4.1 mi.)
West New York, NJ (4.1 mi.)
Jersey City, NJ (4.1 mi.)
Guttenberg, NJ (4.3 mi.)
North Bergen, NJ (5.2 mi.)


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