By Johna Till Johnson
Vlad loved Halloween.
He enjoyed the sense of manic festivity, the candy, the preparations…but most of all the opportunity for taking dramatic, colorful photographs.
It used to be my favorite holiday, but last year I couldn’t bring myself to go out—too many memories. This year, I was ready: A friend and I went to the Carnegie Hill “Spooktacular” block party, which Vlad and I had attended almost since its inception.
“This is what Halloween is supposed to be like!” she exclaimed as she watched the whirl of trick-or-treating children, set to the booming beat of the party’s DJ.