A very ‘What’s New York’ Halloween

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Our strange city returned to its full splendor this Halloween weekend: An insane clown rode an MTA bus, a ten-foot-tall ugly reaper strolled leisurely around the streets of Chelsea, and a trio of witches took advantage of the sunny weather for some paddleboarding in the Hudson . It was the city’s first go-for-broke Halloween since the pandemic began, and we did not want to miss the extremes that New Yorkers go to. At the weekend, Curbed and New York Magazine Instagram accounts hosted What Is New York, the wildly popular IG account that forcibly posts the city’s most disturbing crowdsourced moments, to document the fun. Here are some of our favorite events.

This really was not the year one left costume shopping to the last minute.

* laughs nervously *

Micro-mobility options in the city now seemingly include magic rugs.

More creepy clown food to haunt your nightmares.

There’s the 12-foot Home Depot skeleton, and then there’s what this is.

Pairs costumes are one thing, but this Batman and Catwoman had the Batmobile to match.

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