A 12-foot pumpkin head reaper towers in front of this house on 80th Street and 11th Avenue in Dyker Heights.
Photo by Paul Frangipane
Call it Boo-klyn!
With the spectre of socially-distanced frightfests now in the past, Brooklyn’s ambassadors of spookiness are pulling no punches in ensuring the borough sufficiently scares all who dare walk its streets on Hallow’s Eve this year.
Trick-or-treating, parties, and parades have triumphantly returned in full force for Halloween, which is this coming Sunday, but there is perhaps no October tradition more beloved in Brooklyn than over-the-top, spooky home ornamentation. Every year, dozens of Brooklynites spend thousands of dollars turning their homes into portals to a frightful realm of lights, animatronics, and other bizarre spectacles.
Some create such a spooktacle that people from all over the city come to check it out. While the famous Dyker Frights on 79th Street has taken an off-year after last year’s socially-distanced soiree, plenty of other houses have more than picked up the slack. For other homeowners — like those behind the storied “Undead Cemetery” in Greenpoint — this year has breathed new life (so to speak) into their displays.