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Spooky fun at the Park Slope parade • Brooklyn Paper

Spooky fun at the Park Slope parade

Of course, this year’s parade was led by our inimitable editor, Gersh Kuntzman, dressed as the Prospect Park West bike lane. He got plenty of jeers — and a few marriage proposals.
Photographer: hugh crawford

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.

Check back for more pictures and all your parade coverage.

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