Tag Archives: Halloween

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Contrasts.

Beauties and beasts—

Beauty and the beast 1
Beauty and the beast 2
Beauty and the beast 3

Seen at the 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade, the 2011 Carnegie Hill Halloween Spooktakular, and the 2012 Spooktakular, respectively.

Another set of Contrasts is here.

Spooktacular!

By Johna Till Johnson
Photos by Vladimir Brezina

DSC_0112 cropped smallMy favorite holiday is Hallowe’en. What’s not to love? There are small children, gaudy costumes, and plenty of candy. Plus, my Goth-girl side revels in the idea of celebrating darkness, death, and the onset of winter.

But over the years, I’ve celebrated more in the breach than in the observance, since the end of October is one of the busiest times in my industry. (I’ll never forget hearing the joyous noises of the Austin Hallowe’en parade from my hotel room, where I was chained to my computer with an imminent deadline.)

So this year, I was delighted to break free from work and meet Vlad over at the Third Annual Halloween Spooktacular. It’s an Upper East Side block party, or rather mini-street fair. The organizers block off the street and hold costume contests—not just for children, but for adults, families, and pets too. There’s a DJ, a bubble artist, and did I mention the candy? And the houses are lavishly—indeed, extravagantly—decorated. (After all, this is the Upper East Side.)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Eerie.

I hope all of you had a lovely Halloween…

Eerie

It’s That Scary Time of Year Again…

By Vladimir Brezina

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… and the residents of our neighborhood don’t let you forget it!

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Last year’s Halloween photos are here, and the previous year’s here.

Travel Theme: Costume

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Costume.

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Halloween 2011 and 2012 (more photos are here and here).

Halloween Spooktacular 2012

By Vladimir Brezina

The famous Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village was canceled, or at least postponed, because of Hurricane Sandy. But on the Upper East Side, the Carnegie Hill Neighbors’ second annual “Halloween Spooktacular” block party, held among the elaborate Halloween decorations on East 92nd Street, was even bigger than the first!

A few highlights:

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Portraits of Scariness

By Vladimir Brezina

Elsewhere, it might have been quite enough that this big scary thing was going to join the party.

But on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, people take their Halloween very seriously.

No mere hurricane was going to restrain their Halloween decorations!

Here are a few highlights:

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I think these portraits qualify, too, as an appropriate response to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week, Spooky