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Shots from Halloween 2016, Astoria.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

As stated, my plans for Halloween involved taking up station at the neighborhood pub and waving the camera about at people in costumes while Our Lady of the Pentacle and my pal Death handed out candy. This is sort of an annual tradition for us, and for those of you outside of NYC – hereabouts the trick or treaters don’t ring residential door bells for their candy, instead they go from shop to shop along the “commercial” streets like Broadway here in Astoria, Queens.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The fellow above should have won some sort of award for his pumpkin themed business suit.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

There were a lot of superheroes about. We counted around five Harley Quinn’s, dozens of Batmen, Jokers, and other comic characters. Supergirl was quite popular this year, I’m happy to report.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Astoria goes “all in” on Halloween, whether it be just the kid or her mom too.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

That’s my buddy Death.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Every few minutes, you’d hear bunches of people sighing “awww-wwuuhh.”

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Some kid’s parents let him buy the inflatable dinosaur suit seen above, which is something I would have sold my soul for when I was 6 or 7.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

There were lots of grown ups all done up as well.

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This kid pretty much won Halloween.

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So did these two. 

– photo by Mitch Waxman

When I pointed the camera at this family, Captain America there jumped right in front of the lens. Great thing about Halloween is hamming it up, I guess.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

November 7, 2016 at 11:00 am

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