America's Haunted Restaurants and Hotels
In 1799, when Soho was still a sloping meadow, Julia Elmore Sands was murdered by her fiancé and thrown into the Manhattan Well on modern-day Spring Street. Levi Weeks, however, was found innocent, thanks to his lawyers (who happened to include future dueling opponents Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton). Many years later, the well still exists in the basement of the now-shuttered Manhattan Bistro. "Her unsettled spirit remains around us," says former owner Martia DaGrossa. DaGrossa recalls two incidents when bottles of red wine flew off the wall and crashed onto the floor.