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Halloween In Clinton Hill

I had to snap fast because it was getting dark, I forget how quickly it turns dark now. This year the turn out was HUGE, there were thousands and thousands of people out on the streets. It was a beautiful evening, not too cool, just perfect really. Had a lot of fun talking to my neighbors.

After I got back I sat on my stoop with candy and there were so many people it was literally gone in 10 minutes. When I first moved here I was lucky if 1 or 2 people stopped by trick or treating. In just a few years it has grown to a Halloween destination.

Some of the photo’s are a bit blurry I was snapping as I was walking trying to beat the darkness but you can get an idea of the scope of this event. It was so much fun, love seeing all my neighbors, everyone and I mean everyone gets into the spirit of Halloween. It’s much bigger than any other holiday and people from all over come here for this, I am constantly amazed just how many people come from outside of the neighborhood just to see and experience Halloween in Clinton Hill.Β Here are a few photo’s from tonight.

Gone in 10

Gone in 10

Starting out already pretty crowded

Starting out already pretty crowded

My neighbor decked out

My neighbor decked out

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dead zombie band great jazz

dead zombie band great jazz

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Some can't resist making a politcal statement

Some can’t resist making a politcal statement

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  1. hcwsblog #

    Beautiful pictures. I love all of the creative costumes. It looks like your neighbors have a real sense of community. Halloween is just starting here and like your neighborhood, it is a huge event. Happy Halloween!

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    October 31, 2015
  2. Wow, Suzanne! How fabulous! Thank you so very much for posting all those pictures. No wonder you’ve been so excited about it. Thanks for letting us share it. Mega Halloween hugs!

    October 31, 2015
    • It was fun tonight. So crowded, I couldn’t believe it!! Thanks Teagan.

      October 31, 2015
  3. your neighborhood looks FUN! so much halloween spirit! That’s definitely something I miss living in Taiwan. Considering I LOVE Halloween πŸ˜› thanks for sharing these wonderful photos!

    October 31, 2015
    • Thank you so much! We love Halloween here in Brooklyn!

      October 31, 2015
      • I can see that ;D And sharing it allows me to soak in some of that Halloween spirit!

        October 31, 2015
  4. That looks like a lot of fun and I would enjoy this even though I am not a big Halloween fan.

    October 31, 2015
  5. So glad you enjoyed!!!

    October 31, 2015
  6. What fun Suzanne!
    My pretzels were gone too πŸ˜‰
    It was adorable to see little toddlers grabbing and toddling away!!

    October 31, 2015
    • Oh love seeing the little ones toddle around in their costumes, it’s just too adorable. Glad the pretzels were a hit!! Thanks Sonal.

      November 1, 2015
  7. Sandhya #

    Suzanne, Great pictures! You have captured the amazing Halloween spirit in your neighborhood! I can see why people would want to come to your neighborhood for trick or treating! Great night weather wise here too! Happy Halloween to you!

    October 31, 2015
    • Thanks Sandhya, the spirit of the day was all around. It was wonderful.

      November 1, 2015
  8. Maria DeBrango Stickel #

    Very cool.

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    October 31, 2015
  9. Ah, the wonders of living in an apartment building. No trick or treaters here. Happy Hallowen.

    November 1, 2015
    • Not even apartment dwellers are safe around here. Ha, thanks Jacob.

      November 1, 2015
  10. Fabulous pics Suzanne ! I took my son yesterday for trick or treating , and it was a really nice experience πŸ™‚ happy Halloween to you πŸ™‚

    November 1, 2015
    • Love trick or treating and love seeing the kids have such a wonderful time. Thanks Freda and so glad you and your little one had a good time.

      November 1, 2015
  11. Looks like a fantastic Halloween in Clinton Hill Suzanne – fab photos!

    November 1, 2015
  12. Great pictures Suzanne. Looks like real community spirit there.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    November 1, 2015
  13. Some of those pictures mAde me laugh esp the dog outfit. Wow they really do go for it where you are. Looks like great fun x

    November 1, 2015
  14. What fun!! πŸ˜€

    November 1, 2015
  15. So great that everyone really gets involved! Very fun!

    November 1, 2015
    • Everyone does or almost everyone it’s wonderful Sheryl thank you.

      November 1, 2015
  16. What fun! πŸ™‚

    November 1, 2015
  17. Aww lovely, I can tell you had a good time :). Love the pictures at dusk, they definitely add a unique light to the photos, and they are all adorable πŸ™‚

    November 1, 2015
    • Using a flash just never produces a clear or nice photo on the iPhone so I quickly had to take photo’s before the darkness fell. You can see the progression of light and lack of light as I took the shots. Thanks so much Loretta, it was a wonderful evening.

      November 1, 2015
  18. Great pictures! Great Halloween. Thank you for sharing your slice of Brooklyn

    November 1, 2015
  19. What fun, and what a great way to celebrate Halloween!!

    November 1, 2015
  20. Hey, hey, looks like a ton o’fun! Thanks for showing all of the pics.

    November 1, 2015
  21. That looks like big fun!! What a great area you live in. Loved the photos (especially Yoda)!

    November 1, 2015
  22. What marvelous spirit your neighborhood has!! It looks great. I love the yoda dog. I bet your candy was gone in a flash! Sounds like you all had a lovely night! xo

    November 1, 2015
    • We really do Halloween big here, love it. Thanks and Yoda dog really was adorable.

      November 1, 2015
  23. Fun fun fun! That looks amazing. It’s getting similar over here at last. I’ve always loved Hallowe’en since being a kid. Of course, I’m now a big kid. And yesterday was really mild here so there were lots of kids dressed up out with their folks shopping. Felt like a festival.

    November 1, 2015
    • Oh me too, have always loved Halloween. It’s so much fun and my neighborhood really knows how to celebrate. We have a great time. Thank you so much Johnny.

      November 1, 2015
  24. marrific #

    That sounds like fun, Suzanne! Looks stunning! I spent my Halloween in NYC and it was a total madness! πŸ˜€ I loved it! Actually, my Halloween started on Thursday, so on Saturday I was a bit tired, but enjoyed anyway! So much fun! Happy you had a good time!

    PS. Thanks for visiting my new blog πŸ™‚

    November 1, 2015
    • We have been planning Halloween for weeks so by the time the day came we were all exhausted but still had fun! Your new blog is awesome!

      November 1, 2015
  25. Thank you for sharing!!

    November 2, 2015
  26. Wow beautiful pictures Suzanne. .. thanx for sharing …

    November 2, 2015
  27. It looks like you had a wonderful Halloween night. It was pretty nice here too and Her Majesty loved her trick or treat walk!

    November 2, 2015
    • I just love seeing the children so happy and excited. It was a wonderful night and so glad Her Majesty had a good time. Thank you so much.

      November 2, 2015
  28. Wow what an amazing event in your area! It is pretty boring here and not much happening. I love seeing your cool pictures! Thanks for much for sharing with us! Sounds like great fun Suzanne!

    November 2, 2015
    • It was Lyn, so much fun and really huge. Still can’t believe how many people from all over come here for this event. Thanks so much.

      November 2, 2015
      • so exciting it was so nice to see the pictures and sharing! Really it was cool and we don’t have that at all so I was thrilled to see this!

        November 2, 2015
      • Thank you, each year it gets bigger and bigger and more fun.

        November 2, 2015
  29. My goodness Suzanne what a crowd!!! It looks like a lot of fun, and a cool place to hang out for sure!! I had to work then made it home in time to hand out candy, I did notice as I drove down my street there was a pre-trick or treat tail gate like party going on with the neighbors, looked like they were all having fun and the kids were getting ready to head out. I had about 30-40 kids, they came in spurts so there was some down time with no kids…not like when I was a kid, I remember there being so many kids out then…but I had a lot of parents dressed up this year with their kids I thought that was fun πŸ™‚

    November 2, 2015
    • Thats a lot of kids, a lot of the parents dressed up here too, I think it’s so much to see. Love my neighborhood especially at Hallowee. Thanks so much Amy!!

      November 2, 2015
  30. Wow guess u had a grt Halloween.. Pictures r awesome

    November 2, 2015
  31. I loved looking at your pictures, Suzanne! What a fun night. We ran out of candy, too, but not as fast as you did! Thanks so much for posting this! It’s great to see what goes on in different parts of the country.

    November 2, 2015
    • I love seeing what it’s like in different parts of the country and world. Brings us all closer. Thanks so much Shari.

      November 2, 2015
  32. Fantastic photos. I had no idea the Halloween was that huge in the U.S. As you say, there were crowds of people, and so many in fancy dress. We do very little here. I’m glad you all enjoyed yourselves and thank you for sharing.

    November 3, 2015
    • It’s pretty big in the US in general but in my neighborhood of Clinton Hill Brooklyn, it’s HUGE. Had a great time thanks Millie.

      November 4, 2015
      • I wish I could have been there! Perhaps one day…

        November 4, 2015
      • That would be wonderful!

        November 4, 2015
  33. CC #

    That’s pretty incredible that you were only getting a few trick o’ treaters a few years ago! There’s so many people! Wow! So what happens when you run out of candy so soon? I always wondered how much candy the people on hugely popular streets need to buy her in LA! They literally have about 100 people going up to their doors at once (scattered all over their lawns)! it’s pretty crazy! Glad you had a good Halloween!

    November 4, 2015
    • When I ran out of candy I turned out the lights and retired to the back of the house and watched some TV. Next year I will buy more candy for sure. Our neighborhood organization designates certain houses on a route for the Halloween walk, my house is not on the route, it’s in a different part of the area. Candy is provided for those houses, Bag after huge bag of candy is given to each house. There are usually well over 3000 children on the actual walk and then there are the others that go door to door to area’s not on the walk. It’s a major undertaking here. It was a lot of fun. Thanks Christina.

      November 4, 2015
  34. So many people, so much fun and thank you for sharing. πŸ˜€ )))

    November 4, 2015
  35. HI Suzanne– what a party!! Looks like a lively happy evening all around. (and it looks like such a pretty street of houses!)

    November 4, 2015
    • It was quite the party, lots of fun, lots of people. A great night for all!! Thanks Rhonda.

      November 5, 2015
  36. It does look like a lot of fun! I’ve never experienced anything like that! Memories the kids will always have! My little neighborhood in the twin cities gets fewer and fewer trick or treaters every year, but this year at the folks in a small town in SD, wow! What a turn out! Just like old times!

    November 5, 2015
    • It’s kind of disappointing when you sit there with your treats and the turn out is low. I love the energy of Halloween, it’s exciting and I love seeing the children having a good time. Thank you so much.

      November 6, 2015
  37. I love your neighbourhood tour blog posts – so interesting – so much fun to see!

    November 10, 2015
    • Thanks Lindy, love doing posts about the neighborhood. I love it here and have fun doing it.

      November 10, 2015

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