Seriously, Mike and I were discussing the importance of Halloween in New York City the other day. We have never seen anything like it. Buildings decorate and it’s not just with pumpkins. Rats, skeletons, ghosts, witches, monsters and zombies are displayed on brownstones and in lobbies of hi-rises. It’s as much for adults as it is for the kids.
Homemade signs and posters hang outside of subway stations, and on poles with open invitations for all to attend parties in costume. Adults, children, pets–doesn’t matter. Everyone gets their ghoul on.
Today I saw a sign on 87th Street. Each year, the entire block between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive hosts a Halloween bash and they invite the neighborhood. Many of the buildings are townhouses on the “You’ve Got Mail” block, and the few pre-war apartment buildings also get decked out. My only regret is that I won’t be able to attend. We will be in the Village at the ever “Thrilling” Halloween parade. Maybe next year we’ll have to stay local.
|Decorating The Brentwood on West 87th Street|
|91st Street and West End Avenue|
|Hanging Ghosts Outside Cafe Lalo on West 83rd Street