America's Strangest City Tours
Courtesy of Dead Apple Tours
New York City: Morbid Sites in a 1960s Hearse
Strange Factor: You
don’t have to be dead to ride in a hearse through NYC. Drew Raphael,
ex–marketing exec turned tour guide, offers tours of downtown in a 1968 beast
on four wheels aptly named Desdemona, which seats seven “living” folks who hear
stories of famous dead New Yorkers.
Highlights: Digging up the dark side of NYC history dating back to the 1600s, the tour
visits macabre spots including a Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue cemetery as well
as places where celebs like Sid Vicious, Heath Ledger, and other notable pop
culture icons passed away.