Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween on the Sidewalks of New York


Who you gonna call on Halloween? Ghost Busters!

I know decorating for Halloween has become very popular throughout America, but the trend didn't seem to catch on in New York City. It was rare to see a residential building that was decorated in Manhattan. But that now seems to be history. This year it seems that there are decorations on every block, and there is a street on the Upper West Side that takes Halloween decorations to another level. I read an article about it and Lonni and I walked over yesterday to see the "Halloween Street", West 69th Street between Broadway and Central Park West. 

Batman comes to Gotham City

Movie themes were popular and I really enjoyed seeing the different ways they were presented. The Ghostbusters vehicle caught my eye immediately and I enjoyed the Batman and Zootopia themes, too. I'm not a big fan of the ultra-scary and I liked the gentler, funnier themes.
 
Halloween with the residents of Zootopia 
 
But I know for many people Halloween is all about being scared. While I will visit a corn maze for fun, there are a dozen people searching for the eeriest haunted houses they can find. There were a number of scary themed displays, including this one. I was chatting with another visitor to the street who commented that this house looked like it was a setting for the television show, "Dexter."    
 


If there are zombie fans in Buttercupland -- which seems like an oxymoron -- this photograph is for you.

There were lots of spider webs and this one is my favorite.

This last picture seemed to be a good combination of all things Halloween and a good way to end this post.  It's just a little scary and a lot of harvest.  Just the right photograph for this blogger happily home drinking decaf coffee with pumpkin spice syrup.  

Happy Halloween!


5 comments:

Nellie said...

Wow!! Marvelous decorations!! I've never been to NYC; guess I should put that on my bucket list.:-)

Theresa said...

Oh dear, those are great decorations! Have a blessed and beautiful first day of November! HUGS!

Paula Kaye said...

Great decorations!!

Ruthie Burckard said...

Fun fun fun.

Susie said...

Buttercup , I am just not a big fan of Halloween decorations that are over the top. I usually decorate for the seasons and at Christmas and 4th of July somewhat. I hate those spider web things...people leave those up till Christmas. LOL. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie