The New York Ghost[1] is an American wizarding newspaper based in New York.[2] It has been published daily from at least 1863[3] and offered an early Sunrise Edition and an evening Sunset Edition as well as a West Coast Supplement every Thursday and a Divination Supplement every Friday. In 1926, a single issue cost 0.03 dragots, while a 12 month subscription cost 5 dragots and was delivered by owl. Its slogan was "Enchanted Dispatches to the American Wizard."[2]

Known editions

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New York Ghost - unknown edition - FB-F

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The New York Ghost - Ilvermorny
  • Vogue For Divination Studies: Ilvermorny School to Offer Extracurricular Xylomancy
  • Central Park Spectre...
  • Celestial Update
  • The Lunar
  • No-Maj Trapped in MACUSA Revolving Door
  • Dark Wizard Terror Threat

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  • Wizards Baffled! Is Soccer the No-Majs Quidditch?
  • Bronx Ginger Witch prosecuted for wig theft...
  • De Vine and Daughters Crystal Balls ad
  • Tiny Trotters win the dance elf championship
  • Man-Hat-On Milliners for Wizards ad
  • Have Yourself a Fiesta in a Bottle
  • Classified
  • Christmas Trumpet Tunes
  • Cocktail Recipes
  • Ilvermorny End of Year House Results
  • Festive Feasts

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  • Beast Ownership-Ban Continues in the U.S.
  • Renowned Mediwizard's Poisoned Potions Revealed
  • Officials Apologise for Southern Floo Network Congestion
  • Gigglewater Sales continue to flourish in spite of No-Maj Prohibition

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  • British Minister For Magic Hector Fawley's Continued Ambivalence to Ongoing Threat
  • Woman Accused of Marriage to Dead No-Maj
  • The American Quidditch League ad
  • Time-Turners Confiscated Following Illegal Use
  • Magical Exposure Threat Level
  • Wizard Arrested For Selling Illegal Invisibility Cloaks
  • Trouble Brewing
  • Furry Naval
  • The Perfect '100' Bewitching proposals
  • No-Maj Rocket Takes Flight
  • Tackling Taboos

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The New York Ghost - unknown edition - anti-wizard sentiment - FB-F
  • Pukwudgie Sighting: Confirmed as Hoax
  • Enchanted Snow Bewitches No-Maj Shoppers in Times Square - Obliviators are drafted in to undo the unfavourable incident
  • Anti-Wizard Sentiment On The Rise
  • Spell-casting overload in tenements causes havoc!
  • Counterfeit Dragots Found Statewide! Forged tender traced as far as Buford, Wyoming.

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  • Witch caught issuing fake Wand permits
  • Snowballs! Accidental Freezing Charm continues to bewilder No-Majs in Hawaii
  • McTawny Broomsticks ad
  • Astral Fiasco ad
  • No-Maj attacked by Dugbog whilst hiking in Great Lakes
  • Wizard Steps: Un-ruffle your Feathered Quills
  • Wood Nymphs prepare to serenade this Christmas
  • How to Tame...honking daffodils
  • Weekly Rune Round-Up
  • Get your Goblet Gleaming
  • The American Quidditch League ad
  • Time-Turners confiscated after illegal use
  • The Perfect '100': Bewitching proposals
  • Trouble Brewing
  • No-Maj Rocket takes flight
  • Accessorise Your Owl This Winter

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The New York Ghost - unknown edition - Where is Grindelwald - FB-F

20 November 1926 Sunset edition

The New York Ghost - 20 Nov 1926 Sunset Edition
  • Grindelwald: Deadly Wizard Evades Capture
    • Threatens wizarding world with exposure
    • Authorities investigate claims of Grindelwald sighting in Bratislava
  • Aurors Dispatched Nationwide in Light of Exposure Crisis
  • CounsOWL: ?Questions? answered about your feathered friend!!
  • Weather
  • Recruiting: Become an Obliviator
  • Moon & Sun Aspects
  • The MACUSA Index of Magical Exposure Threat -No. 22.77

28 November 1926 edition

The New York Ghost Nov 28
  • Gellert Grindelwald: Dark Wizard Strikes Again in Europe
    • European Aurors Ready to Fight
  • 'Pincushion' Pygmy Puff Extricated from No-Maj Haberdashery
  • Baltimore Bride Confesses to Permanent Sticking Charm
  • Picquery Condemns Voodoo Leniency
  • Justice must prevail! Picquery states
  • Culture
    • How the warble flute changed the New Orleans jazz scene
    • Magical Style: A Retrospective of No-Maj Hallowe'en Costumes
  • Sports
    • Essential timeline and in-depth interviews with top players
    • Quidditch Quick-Fire The Inter-State League in One Swift Summary
  • Consumer Climate: How the atmospheric charm has affected the shopping experience
  • Warlocks Dispute Recent Ruling Over Crystal Ball Regulation
  • Mystery Poltergeist Wreaks Havoc in Nashville Diner
  • Disqualified Seeker Repents Use of Unlawful Elixir
  • Tabby Talk
  • Weekend Breaks by Broom
  • Basic Witch
  • Romance in Runes - Reading the signs in your relationship
  • Hex-It
  • Ancient Wands Unearthed in Boise Archaeological Dig
  • Herbologist Attacked by Mandrakes
  • Regulators Examine Use of Engorgement Charm in Home Improvement
  • U Hex A ad
  • Apparition age disputed after Albuquerque disaster
  • The Monthly Werewolf Watch
  • Hem-Line
  • Moon & Sun Aspects
  • CounsOwl: ?Questions? answered about your feathered friend!!
  • The MACUSA Index of Magical Exposure Threat - No. 25.228

1 December 1926 Sunset Final Edition

  • Grindelwald Attacks Intensify Risking War with No-Majs
  • I.C.W. convened for Emergency Talks
  • MACUSA...Is the USA Ready?
  • Love at First Bite: The Unlikely Tale of a Vampire
  • Yellowstone disturbances "holds no magical connections" says Picquery
  • Splinched Finger Chaos at Charleston Chicken Factory
  • Fire Halts Play at Annual Gobstones Convention
  • Acclaimed Poetess Denies Hoodwink Allegations
  • No-Maj Ingredients and Their Place in Modern Potion-making" - Los Angeles - California
  • Harbour the Magic of the Scottish Highlands with Hagpipes
  • Sports
    • Quidditch Quizzical: How Well do you Know the National League?
  • Wizbiz
    • The medical modes of the rich and famous
  • Bogus Seer Defies Sceptics to Win Jackpot
  • Healers Demand Negotiations Over Working Hours
  • Electricity epidemic: Understanding the No-Maj phenomenon
  • Black magic: How to get the most out of your every day robes
  • Leading sneakoscope supplier boasts record sales
  • Stinksap Extract Sourced in Best-Selling Toothpaste
  • Weather
  • How to Win a Rust Repellent Cauldron
  • Games
  • The Chef - This Week: Work your sauce-ery
  • Ebbingdales Wonders for Wizards ad

2 December 1926 - Final Sunset Edition

New York Ghost - 2 December 1926

New York Ghost Dec. 2, 1926

6 December 1926 Sunrise Early Edition

The New York Ghost - 6 Dec 1926 - Sunrise Early Edition
  • Is Anyone Safe? Grindelwald Spreads Fear Worldwide
  • No-Majs in Grave Danger Warns Piquery
  • Grindelwald's Stratagem? World Domination?
  • Scourer descendants in magical identity crisis
  • Culture
  • Entertainer Convicted after Public Magical Juggling Display
  • Family Poltergeist Goes AWOL Following Altercation
  • MACUSA Officials Demand More Witches in the Workplace
  • Wizbiz
    • Hallowe'en sees record-breaking sales of No-Maj brooms
  • Prehistoric Manuscripts Prompts Doubt over Wandlore Dates
  • Venomous Tentacula Traps Burglar in Tenements Robbery
  • Grindewald's Stratagem? World Domination?
  • Confounded No-Majs Misunderstand Crucial Democratic Vote

6 December 1926 Sunset Final Edition


7 December 1926 Sunset Final Edition

The New York Ghost Dec 7
  • Prominent No-Maj killed by magical beast: MACUSA Headquarters raises security level
  • President Seraphina Picquery calling for all Aurors to be on full alert: International support not yet confirmed.
  • Divination Supplement !Every Friday!
  • Undercover AURORS called to City Hall: Top Aurors Squad Apparated at City Hall to investigate
  • MACUSA and The I.C.W. to crack down on illegal wizards
  • Aurors to Shut Down Speakeasies Around the Country
  • Major Investigation Department hunting all wanted criminals
  • Scared parents asking Ilvermorny School to hold all students during the holiday season
  • Sports
    • Wizards Baffled! Is Soccer the No-Majes Quidditch
    • USA Quidditch League Top Players in forbidden potions SCANDAL
  • WizBiz
    • WizTour in New York hit by fear!
  • No-Majes in total Panic! MACUSA to protect agitated New York population
  • Culture
    • No-Maj Cabaret Singer is a Goblin?
    • Casting commences on "Big Foot's Last Stand" Broadway adaptation at full speed
  • Weather
  • Moon & Sun Aspects
  • The MACUSA Index of Magical Exposure Threat -No. 67.26

6 January 1927

The New York Ghost - 1927
  • Fearless Porpentina Goldstein (Re)Appointed as Auror
  • President Picquery to award Ms. Goldstein
  • Grindelwald Extradition Date Confirmed
  • Special Report: Is the wizarding world now safe?
  • Culture
  • Sports
  • Weather
  • Games

30 May 1927 Sunrise Early Edition

The New York Ghost 30 May 1927
  • Grindelwald Extradition to Europe
  • International Confederation of Wizards Summit to take place in London
  • Presidential affairs
  • Editorial
    • Is the wizarding community now at peace?
  • Alaska warlocks suspected of contraband
  • Culture
    • Hit Broadway Musical 'Oh Rosana!' to enjoy wizarding adaptation
    • "You are Jazzed!" The ultimate jinx
  • Sports
    • Snitch stolen! Quidditch players baffled
  • Wizbiz
  • President Picquery to receive ICW prestige honor
  • How to identify an Obscurus
  • Major International operation in place
  • Obliviation emergency: tipsy No-Maj trapped in MACUSA revolving door
  • Squee! Wizards flee Blind Pig
  • Ilvermorny to introduce Creature Care Curriculum
  • Wolfsbane seeds found in No-Maj nursery
  • Confirmed: Caxambu water is magical and powerful
  • Presidential affairs
  • Ministry of Magic Aurors on Full Alert
  • End of the Rainbow "I Found the Treasure" Claims Free House Elf
  • Weather
  • Divination Supplement Every Friday
  • Games
    • Spot the Snargaluff
    • Rune Riddles
    • Pygmy Puff Pelmanism
    • Wizard's Checkers
  • Firecracker Fitness: Pyrotechnics Aerobics
  • Wicked Wireless: Jazzy tuned to make you swoon
  • Revolutionize your rodent: nutritious feed to get the whiskers twitching
  • Tonight's Sky: Look out for constellations
  • Spirit & Spook: Your haunted portion
  • Leisure By Measure: Life balance solved through alchemy
  • Hi-Jinx & Havoc
  • Romance in Runes: Reading the Signs in your relationship
  • Obituary
  • Travel
  • Weekend Breaks by Broom - This week's hit spot: Nashville
  • Tabby Talk: Build better bonds with your feline friends
  • Basic Witch: How average is your spellwork?
  • Hex-It!
  • Magical ?Myths? Revealed - 3 page Special
  • Ancient Egypt: Discover the truth about our magical ancestors - 2 page historical special
  • Dark Arts !Exposed!
  • Top Ten Brooms: The best accessories and the latest models! Special Feature
  • Recruitment Special - 2 page feature

Known positions

  • Editor
  • Reporter
    • Business and finance reporter
    • Sports reporter
    • Arts and culture reporter
    • Reporter for No-Maj Bureau
  • MACUSA Correspondent
  • California Correspondent
  • Chicago Correspondent
  • Divination Correspondent
  • Tennessee Correspondent
  • Michigan Correspondent
  • Spells Correspondent
  • Texas Correspondent
  • Missouri Correspondent

Known personnel



Business and finance reporter

Sports reporter

Arts and culture reporter

Reporter for No-Maj Bureau



  • The New York Ghost may be a play on the New York Post, one of America's oldest newspapers.

Behind the scenes


Notes and references

  1. Instagram post from MinaLima
  2. 2.0 2.1 Teaser trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (see this image)
  3. The volume number of the 6 December 1926 issue was "LXIII," indicating that it had been in publication for sixty-three years at that time.
  4. See this image.