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There's no shortage of haunted buildings in New York City; heck, even some of the city's most iconic places have seen their fair share of paranormal activity. But how about homes where you might run into a ghost or two? Most NYC apartments have surely been the setting for some kind of creepy occurrence, but some buildings are spookier than others. Just in time for Halloween, here are ten haunted buildings where ghosts and ghouls have been spotted, and where you could potentially land a home right now—if you dare. Did we miss your favorite spooky spot? Hit us up on the tipline.

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1. The Dakota

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1 W 72nd St
New York, NY 10023

This storied Upper West Side building has a high creep factor for numerous reasons: Rosemary's Baby was filmed there; John Lennon was murdered there; and residents have long reported seeing ghosts throughout the building, including several children and, allegedly, Lennon's own spirit. If you dare to live here—and have the cash—there are currently seven units available, including one rather spooky apartment with an all-black room, asking $14.5 million.

The exterior of the Dakota in New York City. The facade is tan with spires and turrets.

2. Hotel Des Artistes

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1 W 67th St
New York, NY 10023
six-room duplex with a balcony

for $6.25 million.

3. The Octagon

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888 Main St
New York, NY 10044

A former insane asylum on Roosevelt Island was transformed into a luxury rental building about ten years ago, but the tormented spirits who once occupied it allegedly still remain. And according to the New York Times, on the day it opened in 2006, the Roosevelt Island tram broke down. Coincidence, or an example of angry ghosts getting their revenge? If you're willing to put up with the latter, apartments are available to rent from about $2,200.

4. 455 Central Park West

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455 Central Park W
New York, NY 10025

This gorgeous, castle-like Upper West Side building has a grisly past: It was originally a cancer hospital, but apparently, "the best outcome most patients could hope for was to pass their final days in a booze—and morphine—induced stupor." It later became a nursing home where abuse was rampant before being transformed into luxury condos, but ghosts from its more notorious past still haunt the place. A splendid five-bedroom that takes full advantage of the building's turrets could be yours for $8 million—if you dare.

5. The Ansonia

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2109 Broadway
New York, NY 10023

You could live in this iconic Upper West Side apartment building for as little as $3,150 per month—it has both rentals and sales units available—but you'd have to deal with some spirits in the process. Residents have reported seeing ghosts in elevators, the basement, and other parts of the building; and employees in an American Apparel that once occupied the ground floor claimed that odd occurrences, like lights flickering, happened occasionally.

The exterior of the Ansonia in New York City. The facade is ivory with metal ornamentation.

6. 123 On the Park

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123 Parkside Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11226

There's some dispute over whether or not this former hospital, which went rental in 2014, is actually haunted. Some have claimed that the presence of malevolent spirits has made it difficult to rent out units; others say that the ghostly rumors are meant to keep residents away, and therefore keep rental prices low in the neighborhood. Whatever you think, there are several units available in the building right now, starting at $2,200.

7. 320 Washington Avenue

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320 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

In the more than 150 years since it was first built, this stately Clinton Hill building went from being a home for older women to a motor inn that served as a home base for prostitutes to a condo development, where one unit is currently for sale. Allegedly, the spirits of both the older and younger women who once lived (and, uh, plied their trade) there still haunt the halls.

8. The Ghost Apartment

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102 Prince St
New York, NY 10012

Okay, this is a bit of a stretch: This Soho loft probably isn't haunted, but it did serve as the backdrop for the 1990 flick Ghost, and provided the setting for one of cinema's most weirdly erotic scenes to involve pottery. It's currently on the market for $9.5 million.

9. 55 Central Park West

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55 Central Park W
New York, NY 10023

Okay, so "Spook Central"—a.k.a. the building featured in Ghostbusters—may not really be haunted, but it's cemented its place in NYC's roster of creepy buildings all the same. A two-bedroom unit in the Art Deco stunner is currently going for about $4 million, and we're pretty sure it won't come with any terrifying demons hellbent on destroying humanity.

10. 2475 Richmond Road

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2475 Richmond Rd
Staten Island, NY 10314

The creepiest-looking home on this list just went off the market as of a week ago—but hey, maybe it will become available again. The Gustave A. Mayer house was built in 1855, and became increasingly dilapidated over the years, leading the Times to call it "the Grey Gardens of Staten Island" in a piece earlier this year. It's apparently haunted by its former residents, who include Mayer, an heir to the Nabisco fortune, and his daughters Pauline and Emilie, who became recluses in the home.

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1. The Dakota

1 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023
The exterior of the Dakota in New York City. The facade is tan with spires and turrets.

This storied Upper West Side building has a high creep factor for numerous reasons: Rosemary's Baby was filmed there; John Lennon was murdered there; and residents have long reported seeing ghosts throughout the building, including several children and, allegedly, Lennon's own spirit. If you dare to live here—and have the cash—there are currently seven units available, including one rather spooky apartment with an all-black room, asking $14.5 million.

1 W 72nd St
New York, NY 10023

2. Hotel Des Artistes

1 W 67th St, New York, NY 10023
six-room duplex with a balcony

for $6.25 million.

1 W 67th St
New York, NY 10023

3. The Octagon

888 Main St, New York, NY 10044

A former insane asylum on Roosevelt Island was transformed into a luxury rental building about ten years ago, but the tormented spirits who once occupied it allegedly still remain. And according to the New York Times, on the day it opened in 2006, the Roosevelt Island tram broke down. Coincidence, or an example of angry ghosts getting their revenge? If you're willing to put up with the latter, apartments are available to rent from about $2,200.

888 Main St
New York, NY 10044

4. 455 Central Park West

455 Central Park W, New York, NY 10025

This gorgeous, castle-like Upper West Side building has a grisly past: It was originally a cancer hospital, but apparently, "the best outcome most patients could hope for was to pass their final days in a booze—and morphine—induced stupor." It later became a nursing home where abuse was rampant before being transformed into luxury condos, but ghosts from its more notorious past still haunt the place. A splendid five-bedroom that takes full advantage of the building's turrets could be yours for $8 million—if you dare.

455 Central Park W
New York, NY 10025

5. The Ansonia

2109 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
The exterior of the Ansonia in New York City. The facade is ivory with metal ornamentation.

You could live in this iconic Upper West Side apartment building for as little as $3,150 per month—it has both rentals and sales units available—but you'd have to deal with some spirits in the process. Residents have reported seeing ghosts in elevators, the basement, and other parts of the building; and employees in an American Apparel that once occupied the ground floor claimed that odd occurrences, like lights flickering, happened occasionally.

2109 Broadway
New York, NY 10023

6. 123 On the Park

123 Parkside Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226

There's some dispute over whether or not this former hospital, which went rental in 2014, is actually haunted. Some have claimed that the presence of malevolent spirits has made it difficult to rent out units; others say that the ghostly rumors are meant to keep residents away, and therefore keep rental prices low in the neighborhood. Whatever you think, there are several units available in the building right now, starting at $2,200.

123 Parkside Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11226

7. 320 Washington Avenue

320 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

In the more than 150 years since it was first built, this stately Clinton Hill building went from being a home for older women to a motor inn that served as a home base for prostitutes to a condo development, where one unit is currently for sale. Allegedly, the spirits of both the older and younger women who once lived (and, uh, plied their trade) there still haunt the halls.

320 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

8. The Ghost Apartment

102 Prince St, New York, NY 10012

Okay, this is a bit of a stretch: This Soho loft probably isn't haunted, but it did serve as the backdrop for the 1990 flick Ghost, and provided the setting for one of cinema's most weirdly erotic scenes to involve pottery. It's currently on the market for $9.5 million.

102 Prince St
New York, NY 10012

9. 55 Central Park West

55 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

Okay, so "Spook Central"—a.k.a. the building featured in Ghostbusters—may not really be haunted, but it's cemented its place in NYC's roster of creepy buildings all the same. A two-bedroom unit in the Art Deco stunner is currently going for about $4 million, and we're pretty sure it won't come with any terrifying demons hellbent on destroying humanity.

55 Central Park W
New York, NY 10023

10. 2475 Richmond Road

2475 Richmond Rd, Staten Island, NY 10314

The creepiest-looking home on this list just went off the market as of a week ago—but hey, maybe it will become available again. The Gustave A. Mayer house was built in 1855, and became increasingly dilapidated over the years, leading the Times to call it "the Grey Gardens of Staten Island" in a piece earlier this year. It's apparently haunted by its former residents, who include Mayer, an heir to the Nabisco fortune, and his daughters Pauline and Emilie, who became recluses in the home.

2475 Richmond Rd
Staten Island, NY 10314