Halloween

The Tredwells Never Left: All Hallows’ Eve At The Merchant’s House Museum

Posted October 31, 2018 at 5:04 am

Have you been to the quaint brownstone at 29 East 4th street? An architectural dream, which is covered in landmark status plaques at the basement entrance revealing the historical and cultural significance of this home built in 1832.  Transformed into a museum after the last living family member passed in the 1930s, the Merchant’s House […]

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About that Bronx Zoo ‘Bootique’ on Allen Street

Last modified October 17, 2017 at 10:53 pm

Allen Street has a new “Bootique” on its hands. Well, had. The Bronx Zoo spent the weekend promoting the month-long “Boo at the Zoo” Halloween festival with a pop-up experience at 91 Allen Street. The banner remains atop the textured marquee as a continuous advertisement. Temporarily at least. Boo at the Zoo runs through October […]

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‘Spirit Halloween’ Store Opening Soon at Former Chase Bank on Delancey Street

Posted September 8, 2015 at 5:19 am

It’s that time of season again. No, not back to school. Rather, the torrent of Halloween costume shops popping up around town. Much like last fall, the former Chase Bank branch at 104 Delancey Street is is on the way to becoming a “Spirit Halloween” store. This time around, though, it’s not a Ricky’s branded outlet. 104 […]

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When Thanksgiving Tradition Included Halloween-Like Masquerading

Posted November 27, 2014 at 10:34 am

There was once a time when Thanksgiving custom more resembled Halloween masquerading than turkey and history lessons. That’s right. So get out your masks, people! Thanksgivoween is upon is. Check the history. Two key words: masking and mumming. To surmise thousands of years of he said/he said, most agree the word masking encompasses all forms […]

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An Englishman’s First Impressions of Lower East Side Nightlife [PHOTOS]

Posted November 3, 2014 at 6:09 am

Douglas Fenton is a designer and photographer from London … and a recent transplant to the Lower East Side. The bizarre figures prowling the streets of the Lower East Side on Halloween night served as a surreal introduction to the neighborhood’s after hours occurrences. “Luckily I had my camera in hand and captured my first impressions,” he […]

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Fineline Tattoo Has an ‘All Hallow’s Eve Tattoo Party’ with $31 Tatts Today

Last modified October 31, 2014 at 10:26 am

For the year’s on the turn, and it’s All Souls’ night, When the dead can yearn and the dead can smite. -Edith Wharton What frightens you on All Hallow’s Eve night? Clowns? Ghosts? Zombies? How about needles? Good, today is your chance to be scared at Fineline Tattoo (21 1st Avenue). Samhain, All Souls’ Night, All Hallow’s […]

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Hernandez Houses Hosting Halloween Costume Party and Food Drive Tomorrow Night

Last modified October 30, 2014 at 4:10 pm

For one day only, 189 Allen Street will be the Hernandez “Fun” Houses. The NYCHA property joined forces with the LES Dwellers and numerous local businesses to provide Halloween activities for local youth. Tomorrow evening is the first annual Halloween Costume Party and Food Drive, to be held in the Resident Association room. The “Haunted […]

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Ricky’s Halloween Superstore on Delancey Street is Now Open

Posted September 22, 2014 at 10:03 am

Like clockwork, the temporary Halloween stores are sprouting up throughout the city, eager to exchange shitty, one-time-wearable product for dollars. The Lower East Side is obviously no exception. Ricky’s planted two dedicated “superstores” within a few blocks of each other – 250 East Houston and 104 Delancey. The latter opened for business yesterday. This address was, […]

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Ricky’s Opening a Halloween Outpost at 250 East Houston

Posted August 20, 2014 at 6:08 am

It’s the time of the season for pop-up Halloween stores; two months early, mind you. In due course, the Lower East Side will welcome a temporary Halloween outpost courtesy of Ricky’s. Signage was just installed in the windows of 250 East Houston, which previously hosted Sleepy’s before its move next door. This particular location in […]

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Haunted History: Another Account of the Spirits of 139 Ludlow St, Future Ludlow House

Posted October 31, 2013 at 10:19 am

Turns out we aren’t the only ones who experienced the haunting of 139-141 Ludlow Street, the former Nieberg and Sons Funeral Home. After exposing the possible supernatural presence at the future Soho House, a bunch of readers wrote in to share similar testimony about the morgue spirits here. Here’s another account: I have had a […]

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