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Of Ghouls and Gratitude

by 10/30/2021
Neighborhood: Park Slope

This time a year ago there was talk of canceling Halloween in New York. Though I am a parent of two children, I was unconcerned. Up until that point, Halloween had been a minor event on our family’s calendar.  The parent listservs, however, were abuzz with ideas on how to make Halloween happen. The problem […]

Halloween Identity Crisis

by 11/03/2001
Neighborhood: Chinatown, Lower Manhattan, SoHo

I haven’t dressed up in several Halloweens. I’ve been reluctant to do so since third grade when I came to school as Diane Keaton in “Annie Hall.” I blew my wad that year. This year would see no disguise. The better part of the day would be spent with my friend Sabine killing time before […]