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Are You Afraid of the Park? Ghosts, Conspiracies and Other Weird Happenings in Central Park

For a while, Central Park, the 770-acre green oasis in the middle of Manhattan, wasn’t considered a place you really wanted to go. In the early 1980s, there were 1,000+ crimes of various types committed in the park every year, but muggers and vandals aren’t the only creeps that have run rampant there. From its [...]

It Was a Graveyard Smash: The Story of The Monster Mash

From “Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer” to Adam Sandler’s “Thanksgiving Song,” holiday novelty songs are always a fun way to celebrate, but they are rarely considered good music in their own right. “The Monster Mash” is a rare exception, reaching number one on the Billboard charts and becoming a Halloween classic ever since. [...]