I know Halloween is over, but this front yard installation of an evil pumpkin army is worth a post … I saw this here in Glen Ridge (NJ) just the other day, and thought it was a pretty impressive display. It made me think that maybe I should transform my non-descript front yard into an […]
I know Halloween was 3 days ago, and you’re all probably ready to move on to the next holiday. But when I posted about Halloween in the City the other day, I promised a follow-up about Halloween in the Suburbs, so here it is. There’s always plenty of Halloween decorations in local yards here in […]
I went into NYC yesterday morning to see some gallery shows, and saw plenty of visual reminders that it was Halloween (including a bunch of school kids walking down the street in their costumes). Below left we’ve got a perfectly-nasty-looking pumpkin on a front stoop to an apartment building in Chelsea … the “warts” and […]
I saw the Halloween prop gravestone, below left, and had a laugh at the idea of a “Last Stop Cemetery.” But the image of the skull perched above the wings struck a visual memory, and it had me walking home wondering if my hunch that this was a historically accurate reference was correct. What triggered […]
How many of you are planning to go out for Halloween dressed up as a human fly? Check out these funky – if not impractical (can you actually see through the red orbs?) fly masks that I saw in a store window in downtown NYC last weekend.
I was walking the dogs the other day and passed this yard, below left … at first glance, I thought “why is that girl just sitting there?” and felt a bit creeped out, until I realized that it was a doll (insert, below left). But I have to give the homeowners credit … the yard […]
I saw this creative paper cut-out monster hanging from a tree in our neighborhood, and it reminded me a little of a monster that Hieronymus Bosch might have created (see below right for an example of his imagination). Just think how much fun Bosch would have at Halloween if he lived now – I’m not […]
I saw these jack ‘o lantern cans in a storefront in Montmartre when I was in Paris a couple weeks ago. While I was there well after the Halloween holiday was over, I thought that they are so funky and cool that they might be a good alternative to carving pumpkins next year. But here’s […]
I know, as silly as it sounds, we’re just getting around to celebrating Halloween now in New Jersey. We have some good excuses: Hurricane Sandy disrupted the real Halloween, and then the following Nor’easter (with 4 inches of snow and most locals still without power due to Sandy) pushed back the date that local officials […]
I think this yard is the neighborhood’s winner for most-elaborate Halloween yard display … do you have something crazy in your neighborhood that you want to share? Send us a picture here.