Walking by the catacombs in the 14th arrondisement, I discovered Madame Rana–a fortune teller operating out of a happily painted palm-tree decorated trailer. Unfortunately she was not in, but from the two things found on the internet, it appears that when the door is opened a purple floral curtain greets you. The trailer was parked on the sidewalk, with no truck or car connected, so I wondered if this was her permanent location. Does she need a permit? So many questions…If anybody has had any experience with the mysterious Madame Rana, do let us know!
Michelle is the founder of Untapped New York. She is the author of Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide, New York: Hidden Bars & Restaurants, and Broadway. She is a graduate of Harvard College in the History of Art and Architecture and holds a master’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where she is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture.