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10.31.14 Amy K. Nelson

For Halloween, Beyonce and Jay Z dressed their daughter Blue Ivy up as Michael Jackson. I get it. Michael Jackson was a musical genius. He provided the world (and still does) an extraordinary amount of joy through his music. Being born in 1978 gave me prime time action on Thriller as a kid, and it […]

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10.30.14 Rhett Jones

Here’s some stuff to do tomorrow. None of it sucks. If you really want to get weird with it we recommend the 8-hour noise set by Silent Servant, if you haven’t thought of a costume yet, dress up as an emoji and hit Transfer gallery’s art party and if you want to keep it low-key […]

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10.21.14 Bucky Turco

“If people scream it’s a round of applause for us, but if they have to leave because they’re having a panic attack, that’s a standing ovation,” said John Harlacher, co-director of Nightmare, New York City’s most controversial and longest running haunted house that’s located on the Lower East Side. Now in its 11th season, Harlacher […]

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Rhett Jones

Now that the internet has made all kinds of info and entertainment available to children, they’re coming for our raves reports DNAinfo. CirKiz is an electronic dance music (EDM) series that’s teaching kids how to DJ, wave around light up toys and generally just act mentally impaired for the sake of fun. On October 26th they’ll […]

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11.01.13 Marina Galperina

Last night, the Whitney Museum of American Art hosted an artist reception for their new Rituals of Rented Islandexhibit and people were encouraged to dress in costume. So there we were. On Halloween. At the Whitney. There was some stellar art-themed cos-play. Some people dressed up as the Theodora Skippitares piece in front of the […]

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10.31.13 Kyle Petreycik

Brooklyn’s P.S. 31 will not be celebrating Halloween this year. Instead, K-5 school’s principle has decided to schedule school picture day for today and insisted that kids “dress appropriately” on the school’s website. As many of the city’s children will be bopping around as Angry Birds, trendy vampires of some sort or whatever it is kids […]

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10.30.13 Andy Cush

Happy early Halloween: here’s Zombiescapes a collection of impressionist oil paintings by George Pfau that depict scenes from zombie movies and television. I like how quiet it all is, free from any obvious violence or chaos. If you didn’t know any better, these could be ordinary street scenes. “For me, the grotesque, oozing, blending qualities of oil […]

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10.24.13 Nate Cepis

Halloween is a week away, and to celebrate, we’ve created a few costumes based on the year that was 2013. There’s Drakeula, a vampire with a penchant for sensitive rap songs, Michael Myrus, a twerking serial killer, Franksy, the street art Frankenstein, and more. See them all below. (Illustrations: Nate Cepis/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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11.01.12 Aymann Ismail

The cancellation of the annual Halloween Parade for the first time ever, due to Sandy’s rampage, may have zapped the trick-o-treat spirit out of some New Yorkers, but it certainly didn’t dampen the spirit of a McDonald’s near the tri-border of Bed Stuy, Bushwick, and Williamsburg. This evening, employees at the fast-food chain’s Broadway and […]

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10.31.12 Irina Dvalidze

STD cupcakes? Check. Horror cakepops? Check. Red velvet dripping bloody gore-heart? Thanks to Lilly Vanilli, officially check. This recent addition to the horror desert family: A red velvet sponge cakes filled with cream cheese and cherry glazed in blood. Will it satisfy your faux-cannibalistic cravings? Yum. Follow up with varicose vein cupcakes, severed finger toppings and maggot sprinkles, […]

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