Bleecker not Bleeker

Picture missing! Where it went I know not!

Regardless of the fact that I have walked down Bleecker Street pretty much every day of my entire adult life, I learned from someone here in the comments section that Bleecker Street has a “c” in it. Who knew?? (I can’t remember who it was and I can’t find it now, I’m sorry, or I would totally give you credit for enlightening me! You knew!)

This is an original advertisement for the recently deceased Gian-Carlo Menotti’s opera The Saint of Bleecker Street which proves the spelling. But I checked a street sign when I went out and sure, enough, it’s BleeCker.

Meanwhile, in my life, this poltergeist chapter is still kicking butt, and I’m thinking I will not make a drumming gig tonight. I’m in an all-percussion band called the Manhattan Samba Group. But what can I say, I like to stay in at night.

Oh god. Just kill me now, I suppose.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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4 thoughts on “Bleecker not Bleeker

  1. I’ve been trying to find a drumming group here in L.A., but everything was too far away. Maybe in my new town I can find something.
    The new book you’re working on sounds great.
    What’s it going to be called?
    I fall asleep every night to George Noory and Art Bell and know a bit about the topics you’re researching.
    I’ve seen shadow people in my Brooklyn apartment, btw.

  2. It’s killing me, but I don’t have a title yet. The only one I kinda like, but don’t love, I know my publisher will hate but: Dead End. Or, simply: The End.

    I’ve never listened to George Noory or Art Bell. Should I?

  3. Yes! You absolutely should listen to George and Art. They regularly interview folks on many of the things you’ve been posting about.
    Here’s the website for their show:

    When I first started listening, it was just Art Bell. He was the only one doing the show. He had a series of personal crises and tragedies, so he scaled back and is only doing weekends now. I don’t like Noory as much, but the show is great fun.

    I especially like their EVP experts.

    A few years back they interviewed a woman who wrote a book called “Grave’s End”. It was about a house, which happened to be one block from where I lived in Brooklyn, that was plagued with incredible poltergeist activity.

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