The Brass Rail
Legend has it that in 1904, a wedding held at The Brass Rail
was cut short by tragedy, when the bride tripped at the top of the staircase, broke her neck and died. Her husband wrote a quick suicide note, “now that my wife was taken from me, there is no reason for me to live,” and hanged himself in a room near the staircase. Today, the bar is haunted by the couple, who walk up and down the ill-fated staircase. The New Jersey Ghost Hunters Society found “proof” of the couple in a photograph of the staircase, which shows a white wisp of smoke hanging eerily near the steps.