Such a lovely night for trick or treating, especially after all that freakish snow. The weather was perfect and the neighborhood was lively and festive. Our friend who visited over the weekend from Southern California said that she couldn’t believe how many adults dressed up for Halloween in NY. I guess people take this holiday very seriously here! I mean look at the 2nd and 3rd photo. A neighbor who builds a haunted house in the yard of his brownstone builds these elaborate facades in front of his building every year. This year’s was the best by far. It’s cool to walk past the build out every day on our way to school, but see the finished structure on Halloween night where people line up to enter his haunted yard. And the dude that was sitting lifeless in a box in the middle of the yard dressed as Elvis or Evel Knievel – I don’t even know – jumped out and totally scared us. I mean screaming type of scared. I love this neighborhood. The free candy ain’t bad either.