West 69th Street is a tree-lined street dominated by classic brownstone houses. There are a few larger buildings, and even an Episcopal church on this street. There are no tall buildings. It is a street that has a quiet intimacy, from which residents have drawn to create an October wonderland for neighborhood children.
The decorations and open houses are a collaborative effort.
Try to ignore the garbage receptacles in the background and enjoy these three witches at work stirring their cauldron.
Cobwebby effects pervade the street. Do you spot the bat in the web, do you see the Eye on the window shade? Do you remember seeing it in a photo last year? That eye becomes very scary after dark.
Would you want to enter this doorway, even for a treat? You would have to pass below the witch and a collection of flying bats. Just asking.
Art history students are not ignored on this street. Is the frame perfect?
Please do not think that the organic side of Halloween is ignored on West 69 Street. That roped canvas in the upper left of the photo is part of a pirate ship that will be revealed after sundown.
The neighbors are so friendly, always waving a howdy!
Well, here's that welcoming witch again. does she look more friendly from a side view?
Parking is always a challenge in New York, no matter what sort of vehicle is used.
Well, I think if you had the courage to enter the house guarded by that flying witch, I will give you another test. Mind the bat.
Sweet dreams to you all. I have a bowl full of candy, hoping that there might be some trick or treating children in this building who might trade a view of their costume for a bit of chocolate. Not sure that anyone will ring the doorbell.
It's now eight pm and the adults are taking over the celebrations. There's a crazy Halloween parade just beginning downtown.