85 Perry Street

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Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays.  Perhaps it is the endless eating of chocolate or the costumes or the fact that it is just a ridiculous holiday but it has always been one of my favorites.  Taking the kids trick-or-treating when they were little and seeing the absolute sheer joy on their faces when someone gives them a treat for no other reason except  that they said "trick or treat".  Always love picking the perfect pumpkin and attempting to come up with a different design for carving every year but I always end up doing the same thing.  I also love cleaning and then roasting the pumpkin seeds.  Particularly love how they get caught in your teeth.

So today, when I walked down Perry and saw this building done up, I was loving it.  First of all, the picture does not do it justice.  The work is incredible.  People were stopping and taking pics.  One of the best things I have seen in years as people decorate their homes for the ridiculous holiday of Halloween which really is just a kick off to a festival of eating from 10/31 to 12/31. 

Comments (Archived):

  1. Johnjr

    Type your comment here.Halloween, not just a ridiculous holiday, is much like mardi gras. It is the evening (een) of all hallows, (All Saints), the holiday that falls on November 1st. It preceeds the start of the holy and penitential season of Advent, not just the kickoff to a festival of eating.

  2. ellen

    I have a neighbor who adores making his house “the spooky house of the neighborhood.”The children come from other towns just to trick or treat there. Even I have been scared by some of his real/automated exhibits on his front lawn. It is quite a happening. As a result I usually have over 400 kids at my front door during the night. We have such a good time.

    1. Gotham Gal

      That sounds fantastic. We never have that many kids in the city. I’d lovethat.

  3. CCjudy

    thats an excellent photograph -what lens?

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  4. cookiemoo

    Type your comment here.Johnjr, since we are foodies here, everything revolves around eating! Holidays are just the cover-up to over indulgence, lol.