Thick throngs of kids went from house to house, and neighbors admired each other's displays and chatted on stoops. Some had to have a glass of wine or beer for the festivities.
Perhaps there was an extra incentive for residents to outdo themselves this year -- last year, Halloween Sandy blew Halloween away, forcing the city's traditional Ragamuffin Parade to be postponed several times while the city tried to estimate dates for cleanup and the return of power.
This year, no storm was going to stop the brownstone dwellers and crowds of kids from scaring each other and enjoying sweets. Hundreds turned out for the parade and trick-or-treating afterward. In addition, BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Have a good weekend and enjoy your candy!