By David McNewPosted March 04, 2018 09:24:56The ghost of a brick factory owner is haunting a Manhattan apartment building, the latest evidence of New York’s lingering ghostly reputation.
The apartment building on Lexington Avenue in the Chelsea neighborhood, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, was built in 1884 and is a popular hangout for Brooklynites.
Residents say it’s a place where they used to go to drink with their friends or play board games.
It was demolished in 2002 and replaced by a massive concrete and steel-reinforced concrete building, but not before residents claimed the building was haunted by the ghosts of the past.
“I remember when I moved in I was a very quiet person, but this was very, very loud,” said Rachel Miller, a former resident.
“It was just kind of a cacophony of noises.
I remember the smell of the wood dust.”
The apartment complex’s owners are seeking a lawsuit against the city for allegedly ignoring the alleged ghost activity.
“It’s very disturbing that it’s going on in an apartment building that I’m proud of and I’m living in,” said James Lebovitz, owner of a landscaping company, who says he is also haunted by ghosts.
He also says he believes there’s a “real, physical presence” that lives in the building.
The building was demolished about a decade ago.
It’s now home to a small, two-story, brick building that once housed a clothing store and a furniture store.