After the devastation that NYC endured from Hurricane Sandy, we were very lucky and fortunate to have a Halloween this year. Much of the upper part of Manhattan only had minor damage, so we were able to go on with the celebration as planned.
It couldn’t have come at a better time. The girls and I have been stuck inside our apartment for much of the week and although we were able to get outside a little bit today, there are still a lot of places that remain closed due to lack of transportation into and around the city.
The weather today was brisk and overcast and I was so worried that it might be a little too cold to bring Avery out. But with her costume providing extra padding and a great blanket, I didn’t want her to miss out on her first big Halloween in NYC.
Halloween in the city is much different than it is in the suburbs. Many of the apartments have trick-or-treating within their building and the kids never have to leave the comfort of home. We decided when we moved here that we wanted to try to get as suburban as we can in the city and find a place that gives candy outdoors. After a little bit of research last year I found a street lined with townhouses that goes all out on their Halloween decorations. The homes are decked out like haunted houses sure to give all of the kids that go by a little spook.
We went for the first time last year and were immediately surprised at the incredible amount of people that go to this street. It’s hard to pass by without knocking into someone else. But even with all of the people, it was so much fun and exactly what we were looking for. We loved it so much that we decided to go again this year. Check out our very New York City Halloween after the jump!
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