For some reason, every time Halloween comes around, the renowned Harry Houdini becomes popular once more. The iconic early 20th century figure is more of an illusionist than a performer of arcane arts but folks visit his grave in Queens or do searches for the house Houdini formerly lived in during this time of year. We have written a few articles on Harry Houdini in the past and most folks walking by 278 West 113th Street (just east of FDB/8th Avenue) will find the cast iron gates marking the magician's modest estate. Mr. Houdini moved into the Harlem brownstone with his wife in 1904 and would live their until his untimely death 22 years later: LINK. There's one of those bright red plaques with a little bit of history on the door but most can't really get to it because the gate separates the porch entrance. Apparently the historic home is now divided into several rental units.