With autumn full and thriving, it’s time to take a look at how the city is getting ready to show its Halloween spirit! Sure, there may be some stragglers who put up a ghost or two at the end of the month, but plenty of us are ready to start feeling the ghoulish spirits around the city.
Some stoops even look like the owners have been collecting decorations for at least a decade—and we’re loving every inch of it. From mummies to massive spiders, and countless creatures in between, here are some of the top neighborhoods with the best stoops for the most amazing Halloween decorations, according to New Yorkers. And be sure to tag us on Instagram in your favorite Halloween decoration photos too!
1. Industry City, Brooklyn
They always have the most amazing pumpkin display–this was last year’s, but this year’s is sure to impress just as much!
📍 220 36th St, Brooklyn
Nothing like some gorgeous brownstones decked out in cobwebs. You’ll find everything from spiders to witches up here that are sure to spook you out!
📍 West 81st Street
📍 West 82nd Street
📍 West 87th Street
📍 West 94th Street
3. West Village
Taking a walk through the West Village is like your very own Halloweentown!
📍 Grove Court, Washington Pl, Bleecker St + more
4. Astoria, Queens
We love this house on Ditmars Ave that’s home to Astoria resident Vicky Poumpouridis! Rumor has it there’s over $1,000 worth of decorations in her yard every year. We know of another decked out home at 22-13 26th Street that goes all-out every year too!
📍 26-18 Ditmars Blvd & 22-13 26th Street (two different locations)
This townhouse at 314 W 22nd Street is redesigned by Hatch Studio every year to give peaceful Halloween-y vibes. Plus, the famous Chelsea Market is always decorated to the tee with ghoulish displays that are fun to see after you grab a festive bite!
📍 314 W 22nd Street, Chelsea Market + more
Since this neighborhood is so residential, there’s ample opportunity to add all the fall decor you can fit! You’ll find everything from cobwebs to skeletons up here, and it’s perfect to walk through at night!
📍 East 62nd between Lexington Ave and Third Ave
📍 East 64th between Madison and Fifth Ave
📍 East 67th Street between Madison and Fifth Ave
📍 East 74th between Third and Madison
📍 East 77th Street between Second Ave and Third Ave
7. Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
Cobble Hill definitely knows how to turn out for Halloween–we love this spooky dentist display from a previous year made out of jack-o-lanterns!
8. Midtown Manhattan
We love Rockefeller Center’s festive arrangements, especially this pumpkin display they had two years ago! They even added a series of art installations and photo ops for Dia De Los Muertos for Mexico Week! Here’s hoping they do the same this year!
📍 45 Rockefeller Plaza
South Street Seaport’s amazingly over-the-top pumpkin arch is always a yearly Halloween-time classic!
At 10 feet tall, it’s the perfect place to get a fall photo (and it especially magical at night when it’s all lit up)! What could be better than the combination of fall colors and picturesque views of the river? It’s the perfect spot for a crisp autumn breeze and some Halloween photo ops!
📍 89 South St
10. Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
This quaint family neighborhood is full of all the most wholesome Halloween decor. We always suggest Carroll Gardens as the prime Halloween trick-or-treating spot for families, and the decorations here are some of the best in Brooklyn too!
Also published on Medium.