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Halloween

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Your Ultimate Guide to Halloween Happenings Around The City

    Halloween in New York really is the most wonderful time of the year, and this year, it gets started a bit early--and runs all week long. Here's a selection of the city's more intriguing Halloween bashes that incorporate food and drink, celebrate the human DIY spirit, and steer clear of the parade.

  • Voice Choices

    October 23, 2013

    PUMP UP THE VOLUME

    Where to go off this halloween weekend

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    October 9, 2013

    HAUNTED CANVAS

    A spooky fundraiser for the Halloween Parade

  • Voice Choices

    November 7, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    The Most Bizarre Music-Based Halloween Costumes of 2012

    It's the Halloween season once again, and weather permitting (guess what ... IT'S NOT PERMITTING) soon the streets will be flooded with people of all ages in costumes, ready to party. This year, there's a surprising number of costume options for the discerning music fan, so we decided to investigate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Our Most Hated Halloween Candy

    Trick or--wait, what? You only have Mike & Ike's? No thanks. Oh to be young and have your candy options controlled by those oddball neighbors. We know, it was a drag. But grown-up Halloween means never having to eat anymore off-brand Good and Plentys. So we've taken a Fork in the Road poll to find ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 24, 2012

    HELL ON WHEELS

    Go biking with ghouls

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    10 Best Hamburger Costumes for Halloween

    Good parenting or bad? Depends on how how much you like hamburgers. Too early to start thinking about your Halloween costume? Hardly. Remember there are only two more weekends until the sainted holiday, and some of these costume ideas will take some sawing or sewing. What case can we make for at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    My Halloween Costume! Jealous??

    Christian Freedom​I didn't even need to wear blades of glory for this dazzling ensem-bleh. It had glory written all over it.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Boo! All the Halloween Coverage on Fork in the Road So Far

    ​Scary security guard at Chelsea Market The Fork in the Road staff takes Halloween quite seriously. As evidence, here's a rundown of the gruesome-holiday coverage we've offered so far this year, and a chance to catch up with the posts that you missed.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Five Foodie Halloween Costumes That Scare the Crap Out of Us!

    foodnetwork.com​Frankly, dancing cupcakes are the stuff of our nightmares all year long, but on Halloween, dress a dead-looking kid up as a cupcake and cover her with what appear to be an overdose of tranquilizers, and we feel like we're about to pass out with fear. And here are four more of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    The 10 Greatest Trick-Or-Treat Halloween Candies

    ​With nothing between you and the sugar and artificial flavoring, lollipops have long been a Halloween favorite. Halloween is America's number one candy holiday -- way ahead of Christmas, and slightly ahead of Easter. Kids dream about it for weeks beforehand, and spend weeks afterward parsi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Mean New Jersey Schools Superintendent Nixes Halloween Costumes

    ​Remember being a little kid, and Halloween was so awesome? (It's still awesome in a different way, or actually kind of terrible. Alcohol changes everything.) You would wear your little costume to school and maybe there would be a parade down the block and in class you would eat orange cupcake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Times Square Hotel Offers $5,000-a-Night Suite Full of Wax Figures and Fake Blood

    Maid service may be lacking at this place.​You know how sometimes you just want to get away from the daily grind and relax in a fancy hotel room somewhere, where you can hide away and order room service and lie in a giant, plush bed that you pray doesn't have bedbugs? Well, the Marriott's Rena ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Add 'Men's Gay Costume Wig' To Your List of Questionable Halloween Ideas

    ​ Joining the pantheon of groan-inducing 2011 Halloween costumes, which already includes an anatomically incorrect Anthony Weiner outfit and an Anna Rexia eating disorder getup, is this gem. The "Men's Gay Costume Wig" allows you to dress up...like someone's idea of a gay man. Only $14.99!

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    10 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

    Simple, elegant, easy.​Ack, Halloween is on Sunday! Which means if you're even remotely socially astute, you need a costume for Saturday. And today, in case you're not fully there, is Friday. Which means, oh, crap, the last-minute Halloween costume rush. Why does this always happen, and what c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Candies

    ​Wax lips and fangs presented us with our earliest childhood paradox: Lying in the vast gulf between candy and gum, how could facial features made of wax taste so good? And at what point do you stop wearing them and start chewing?

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    How to Execute a Successful Halloween Prank

    All you need is Saran Wrap.​There are many ways to orchestrate and execute a great Halloween prank. You can go big and obvious, or small and subtle. Sometimes the "trick" (foil to the treat) may lie latent for years, only to be discovered when its recipient least expects it (see: planted vomit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    How Halloween Became About Candy

    juushika/FlickrCandy country.​ Candy on Halloween is as American (

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    DIY Bleeding Zombie Brain

    Looking for snacks for your Halloween party beyond candy corn? How about this bleeding zombie brain? You could even spike it, for a drunken bleeding zombie brain.

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    January 19, 2010
  • Music

    November 3, 2009

    Halloween With Weezer

    Bug costumes: Scary. New album: Way, way scarier.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Halloween Casualty Report: Shot by Cop in Groin, Run Down by Bus

    Waiting in line at New York Costumes, Broadway and 11th, Friday night. Good morning. Did you have a nice Halloween weekend? On Mischief Night, a bunch of teenagers in Washington Heights were jumping out of a cardboard box on West 170th street to frighten passers-by. One of the passersby, unfortu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    What I Did with My Summer Truffle

    ​ As you may remember, I was pleased to discover that, even though priced at $400 per pound, a single black summer truffle could be acquired at Buon Italia for a mere $10. What to do with it, though? As one commentator pointed out, this sort of truffle is hardly the most odiferous or loamy of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    A Well-Costumed And Discerning Party-Seeker's Guide To Halloween In New York City

    If you haven't figured it out already, Halloween is on a Saturday this year! This means a whole two nights of ghoulish punch, "scary" dance parties, and punny costumes. I've already spotted a few Michael Jacksons and Sarah Palins (SO last year!) walking the streets of the Village, and thought it o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Last-Minute Halloween-Ruining Ideas from Runnin' Scared

    Here to ruin your Halloween is Chirstian Kimberly Daniels who, in an essay on "The Danger of Celebrating Halloween," calls the frightfest "dedicated to darkness and is an accursed season," and maintains that "Curses are sent through the tricks and treats of the innocent whether they get it by goin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Week in Review: Those Guys Could Bring the Funk

    Alison, one of many CMJ street fashion stars shot by Sam Horine. Find the rest here.​In the week Jay-Z made it all about him, we made it all about Jay-Z, from the first deplorable word that he'd be attempting to demoralize the Phillies at Yankee Stadium all the way though his overshare-y and u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Yes In My Backyard, Special Halloween Edition: Download Tim Fite's "Raw"

    Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Tim Fite, photo by Cybele Malinowski.​Brooklyn folk-punk crypto-rap oddball Tim Fite is unleashing the third installment of his free Halloween EP trilogy, Watch Your Mouth, on October 31. And just l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Paul Rudnick Lives on Candy, Picks Best Sugary Treats

    A New York Times article today revealed that playwright Paul Rudnick lives on candy--virtually nothing but candy, plus the occasional handful of Cheerios. He's been repulsed by most regular food for his whole life, and has always craved refined sugar. Incredibly, he's not fat, still has his teeth, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Nightmares Before Halloween 3: iPhone Costume

    Our 10 Worst Halloween Costumes list and all its updates did not take into account the geek community, some members of which have actually devised a giant iPhone you can wear. It is powered by a car battery that goes between the wearer's legs, and can take a feed from an iPod so you can show an ac ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 27, 2009
  • Voice Choices

    October 27, 2009
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    October 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 24, 2009

    Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free

    ​NYS leaf peeper map - Bear Mountain reaches peak leaf If it's outdoors, call ahead. A lot of things are being cancelled due to the rain. Saturday NYC Dumpling Festival and eating contest - benefits Food Bank NYC Kid's Day, Nightmare: Vampires: the very-not-kid-friendly Museum of Vampyric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    More Ideas to Ruin Your Halloween

    ​The conspiracy to render Halloween miserable proceeds apace. For those of us who must politicize everything, including harmless children's holidays, Right Wing News provides "10 Horror Movies For Conservatives To Watch This Halloween." These include The Exorcism of Emily Rose ("treats Christi ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 20, 2009

    SWAP PERSONALITIES

    FYI: Dressing up as a slut is not cute

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2009

    Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free

    ​ Leaf peeper map of New York State Saturday Stinky Cheese Man author Jon Scieszka and five others read at Books of Wonder Hayrides at the Carl Schurz Park Harvest Festival Mask making at Kate's Paperie Craft fair, Chelsea, with PS11 and a group of local Etsy sellers Madison Square Fall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Worst Halloween Costume Update: Human Facebook Pages

    ​When we listed the 10 worst Halloween costumes of the year, we hadn't yet heard about this. It has its merits: Apparently no one is selling Facebook costumes, and the many noticed by reface.me are homemade, which we generally approve. And there have been some amusing variants. But reface.me w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Worst Halloween Costume Update: Bacon Lady

    ​We thought the human Facebook page costume might merit inclusion in our 10 Worst Halloween Costumes 2009, but Bacon Lady deserves an honorable mention. Jeremiah's Vanishing New York caught her chatting in the Meatpacking District (!) with a hot dog man, who was of Arabic extraction, as camera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    The 10 Worst Halloween Costumes So Far

    Everyone worries about Halloween costumes that will make your little girl into a slut, but not enough people worry about costumes that will make children and adults look like fools. Herewith are the worst examples we have found so far, cautiously adding that there is no offense to taste and sense th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    GOP Public Advocate Candidate Does ACORN Joke, Gets Press

    Since his run-off victory, Democratic public advocate nominee Bill de Blasio has been taking it slow and cautious, as may be wise in a race where Democrats are heavily favored. But his Republican challenger Alex Zablocki (pictured) isn't lying down for him. Zablocki, not a me-too party hack but a Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Sexy Halloween Costumes for Little Girls, 2009 Edition

    ​Now that Columbus Day has arrived, it's time to concentrate on Halloween, or rather, Halloween outrages. As happens every year, the big menace is "'Slutty' Halloween costumes," about which the New York Post warns us today. Such specimens as the "High Seas Hottie" and "French Maid," made in si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    The Pumpkin Vivisection Season Begins

    shelly ginger/flickr​The farmers markets are now home to many members of the gourd family, and Martha's unleashed her jack o' lantern guide for the obsessively compulsive, so it must mean that it's nearly Halloween. This Wednesday, Jimmy's No. 43 is giving would-be pumpkin vivisectionists an o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Will You Be Jacko or Madoff For Halloween?

    ​Halloween approacheth and I'm finally ready to leave the house again to enjoy it after suffering last year's scary array of Sarah Palins. So what will the most prevalent costumes be this time? I'm guessing that, since it was the year of dead celebrities, the streets will turn into a veritabl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    What Could Be Scarier Than Michael Jackson?

    Nothing! Well, maybe Sarah Palin. But admittedly, Jacko's pretty terrifying--particularly his Thriller album, complete with oozy, pustulent video and monster sales. And now that the record is 25 years old, Jacko is clearly trying to upseat Elvira as the queen of Halloween! First off, on October 30, ... More >>

  • News

    October 23, 2007

    Don't Say Boo

    State to sex offenders: You're scary enough. No masks, no costumes, no candy, stay home.

  • Columns

    October 25, 2005
  • NYC Life

    October 18, 2005

    Treats, not Tricks

    Don't be a slut for Halloween

  • Columns

    October 19, 2004
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    October 29, 2002
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