October is the perfect time to be in NYC, I escaped the sudden snowstorm of the past weekend just by a few hours so saw the city at its best with comfortable temperatures and getting ready for Halloween.
From gruesome decorations on the Upper East side to gingerbread houses in Grand Central Station there were bits of Halloween popping up all over Manhatten.
Not as much individual house decoration as I had expected, I suspect Manhattanites are too cool for that, mostly subtle uncut pumpkins popped in amongst other foliage but those that did, did it in spooktacular style!
Truly Spooktacular Halloween decorations on this Upper East side Manhattan house.
Gruesome line up of spiked heads in Manhattan's Upper East side for Halloween 2011
Subtler Halloween decorations at another Upper East side Manhattan residence
Loving the decorated pumpkins at this Midtown Manhattan hair salon
Great cobweb and spider Halloween decoration on a Lower West side street in Manhattan
Huge pumpkin displays on 34th St West side, I am amazed nobody takes them home.
Pumpkins and straw at Herald Square look more Harvest Festival than Halloween
Back on the Upper East side, one of the classier Halloween Manhattan houses.
Bat decorated tree in a Manhattan street for Halloween 2011
The gingerbread house is not just for Christmas, decorated Halloween house in New York's Grand Central station
Halloween cupcakes in New York, could be fatal if you eat too many!
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