The Deans stumbled upon this 16-room mansion in the Bronx last year. They paid $675,000 and were told it very well may be haunted.
The mansion was built from European granite that was shipped by boat and then carried from the Manhattan docks by horse and buggy. The workers and their families were said to have pitched tents in the backyard for a year as they worked.
It will cost at least $200,000 to bring the mansion back to its original grandeur. But all in all, that's under $1M for a mansion in New York. Not bad.
The Times has a gorgeous slideshow.