With recent studies showing that fewer and fewer humans are achieving immortality through wizard defeating and eating fiber-based diets, people are now beginning to investigate death with a bit more interest. Satisfy morbid curiosities with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a two-hour famous-deaths tour from Dead Apple Tours (a $45 value).
Turn your soul’s storage unit over to Dead Apple Tours for a two-hour sightseeing trip covering some of the city's deathiest spots. Up to seven passengers will climb inside "Desdemona," a 1960 Cadillac hearse, and then be whisked away in the funeral coach to Manhattan's macabre landmarks of murder, death, and mystery. See where President James Monroe spent his last days before his patriotic-to-the-end July 4, 1831, death, and cruise past the locations where artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring each saw final brushstrokes painted upon their respective mortal canvases. Other sights on the tour include the apartment buildings where Heath Ledger and Sid Vicious died, as well as the scene of mobster "Crazy Joe" Gallo's 1972 death by mob-hit. Dead Apple Tours also highlights the grisly histories of such landmarks as the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge and explores true-life tales of mayhem and mutilation, such as Hangman's Elm and the Butcher of Tompkins Square Park—the latter of which is guaranteed to temporarily remove soup from tour-takers' diets.
Dead Apple Tours runs trips throughout the week—check the schedule for available dates and times. Tours depart from 36th & Madison, across from the Morgan Library. Corral fellow thanatologists and let Dead Apple Tours showcase sites where buckets were kicked, dust was bitten, and mortality sponges were squeezed dry.
Tour-takers must be at least 13 years old.
Midtown South Central
36th and Madison
New York, New York 10016Get Directions