Meanwhile in New York: Mayor Adams Complains of Ghosts in Mansion, Who Ya Gonna Call?

The new Mayor of Gotham City is losing sleep over things that go bump in the night. But unlike the rest of us scaredy cats, Mayor Adams has a point. After moving into his mayoral digs known as Gracie Mansion in January, the unmarried mayor started noticing he wasn’t alone.

“I don’t care what anyone says,” Adams confessed, “there are ghosts in there, man.”

Built in 1799, Gracie Mansion is a relic from the past situated at the apex of Schurz Park in Manhattan’s tony Yorkville neighborhood on the Upper East Side. It became the official mayor’s house in 1942, but when Rudy Giuliani left office in 2001, Michael Bloomberg opted not to move in. Probably because it’s creepy AF.

According to former Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife, “There are times when doors open and close by themselves and the floorboards creak as though someone is walking through the rooms.”

Despite longtime staff refuting claims of the supernatural, there are a few good reasons why the residence is a hotspot for ghostly gatherings. One, the daughter-in-law of the building’s architect died of apoplexy there in 1819. Two, the mansion overlooks Hell Gate, an unnecessarily evil-sounding name for a narrow strait in the East River that has seen countless bodies swim with the fishes over the last two centuries.

“Listen, they’re creeping around,” Adams claimed on live television after throwing out the first pitch at a Yankee game. “All the time, man. All the time.”

Maybe Mayor Adams doesn’t realize that the bottom two floors are open to the public for museum tours. And given the average rental price in Manhattan is currently $4,200 a month, he’s probably not dealing with ghosts at all. Just a couple of lowkey squatters who penetrated through lax security to answer the call of the midnight munchies.

Cover Photo: Jared Siskin (Getty Images)


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