Halloween Comes to the Village

Pumpkins for Sale in the West Village

Every year our neighbors somehow manage to top themselves when Halloween comes around.

It’s always great when the temperature dips just low enough to make a sweater necessary. It’s a perfect time to take a walk to check out all the new decorations, especially since all of the leaves are changing as well. It’s definitely one of our favorite days of the year.

Brownstone Decorated for Fall

Halloween Decorated Homes

Some opt to make their brownstones look like something right out of a Vincent Price film—complete with spider webs and gravestones—while others keep it simple with just a tasteful Jack-o-Lantern.

A personal favorite this year is the house positively overrun by a gang of terrifying pumpkins that are carved in a non-traditional, but brilliant, way.

Front Porch with Carved Pumpkins

Funny Face Pumpkins

Silly Green Pumpkin

Even a few of the storefronts get in on the fun. Marc Jacobs typically has classic horror villains modeling his latest collection in his windows, whereas Magnolia Bakery has put up faux tombstones in theirs.

Does your neighborhood put up any creative decorations?

- Ryan

P.S: Last year’s decorations!


Pumpkin in Front of Little Owl

Spooky Halloween Houses in the West Village

Spider Web Covered Stairs

Skull Halloween Lights

Ralph Lauren Halloween Windows


  1. I'm Pam
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 08:27:40

    Love those non-traditional pumpkins. Really a great idea!


  2. Lucent Imagery
    Oct 22, 2012 @ 03:11:45

    Oh those faces on the pumpkins made me laugh! How much joy these things bring to the makers and the passers by. We spent one Halloween in Hollywood and the following year rounded up our friends to celebrate. In Australia it is not celebrated to the same extent, but with our encouragement they had a great night as we all went to a restaurant in our outfits. Even the restaurant owners whom I had warned we were coming, decided to award a prize for their favourite costume! Such fun!


  3. Dora Panariti
    Oct 22, 2012 @ 12:41:51

    If only we celebreated Halloween here, too…. :S That would be my fav holiday!


  4. KA
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 09:27:45

    I love these photos! Nothing puts a spring in my step like seeing an over-the-top and unique Halloween display.


  5. Erin
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 20:48:20

    Those grinning pumpkins on the steps are brilliant!


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