Thousands of ghosts, ghouls, robots, Things (one and two), and even an editor dressed as a controversial bike lane marched up Seventh Avenue in the Park Slope Civic Council’s annual Halloween Parade.
An all-star team of local elected officials — try Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Assemblymembers Jim Brennan and Joan Millman, and Councilman Brad Lander — marched behind megaphone-toting Brooklyn Paper Editor Gersh Kuntzman, who led the way in his guise as the most contested cycle path in Brooklyn history.
“I got a lot of thumbs ups, but a few people said that my bike lane costume was the scariest thing they had ever seen,” Kuntzman quipped. “I also got a few people telling me they wanted to ride me all day long, which I am attributing entirely to their enjoyment of exercise.”
Behind Kuntzman were Rollerblading ghosts, hot dog contest organizer George Shea’s pirate Ship of the Black Spot, and plenty of Occupy Wall Street-themed outfits — though, truth be told, Park Slope’s demographic leans towards the one percenters, not the 99 percenters.
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