Trick or Treat!

October 31, 2007

On Halloween, suburban children dress up and wander from house to house to gather candy and treats. But — for many reasons — that approach to trick or treating doesn’t always work so well for city kids.

In Brooklyn Heights, the tradition calls for costumed youngsters to walk through the historic commercial district on Montague Street and collect candy from the neighborhood shops and businesses. This year, I was lucky enough to catch some of the little monsters (and the workers who gleefully welcomed them) in the act.

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A lion caught outside a pharmacy

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A little bride on the street corner

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A family maneuvers the scaffolding outside a drug store

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An M&M candy standing before a rack of dresses

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Supermarket worker greets a little rooster

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The ice cream parlor handed out samples

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A pussycat stands before a revolving door

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A foil-wrapped candy kiss inside a shop

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Cowboy in a drug store

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A pirate and Snow White stand with antique furniture

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The poor guy in the middle just wants to shop

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A group inside a thrift shop

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Thrift shop staff coated with stage blood

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A chicken naps while trick or treating

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A group crossing Montague Street

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Pair of Spidermen invade a shop

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A dragon & his dad in front of the grocery store


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