Harry Houdini died 86 years ago today. He lived at this house on W 113th Street for the last 22 years of his life. Houdini and his wife Beth had an agreement that, if there was an ability to communicate from the other side, he would do so if she held a seance on the anniversary of his death. There is an "official" seance held every year to this day. I did not see any evidence of paranomal activity when I walked by the house this morning.
An exhibit, Houdini: Art and Magic, just opened at the Jewish Museum.