NYC Cancels Iconic Halloween Parade For First Time In 39 Years

Hurricane Sandy has really put the “low” in Halloween, prompting New York City to cancel its annual Greenwich Village Halloween parade.

Gothamist reports:

“For the first time in our 39 year history, the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and the NYPD have CANCELLED the Parade. We hope that everyone who would have come to the Parade is safe and that those who can volunteer to help out at one of the Emergency Outreach Centers near you. We will surely miss all of you! Hallelujah Halloween!”

In addition, the Park Slope Business Improvement District announced that the annual Park Slope Civil Council has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

God, to think of all the months of preparation and prosthetics that have gone to waste. Haven’t you done enough, Sandy?

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  • jmmartin

    Drat! All those bumpkin evangelical nutjobs praying for the evil visited upon neo-pagans and fun lovers in Star Trek costumes got what God sent to NYC and the upper east coast: a superstorm that prevented the outrageously free-thinking All Hallows celebration. The Black Brothers have triumphed again!

  • nycbearman

    At least party pooper Bloomberg rescheduled!! One nice thing, finally.
    I think all the politicos are badly shaken by Sandy.

  • balehead

    Why doesn’t everyone just do a “Haunted Christmas” party instead this year???? Heidi Klum has the best idea!

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