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[Brief Notes from New York #2]

Walking along the streets of New York in the end of October you can not miss the crazy-funny-whimsical Halloween arrangements people decorate their homes with.

This is only a small selection of different decoration styles and ideas I spotted on a recent weekend promenade along the streets of the New York´s BoCoCa district in Brooklyn (Boerum Hill – Cobbel Hill – Carrol Gardens).

The classic jack-o’-lanterns still win my sympathy – especially in comparison to the moving plastic figures and rainbow colored spiderweb. Even more creative solutions can be seen at the mind blowing Halloween parade on Manhattan on the coming weekend – looking forward!


Brief Notes from New York

This series presents moments and observations from the city of all cities: New York. The author, Kati Laakso, originally from Helsinki, Finland, has been living in New York for two years and is constantly surprised how fast everything changes.

New York as a city and a cultural landscape is in constant change. The evolving nature of its structure and inhabitants transforms it from day to day, year to year. The change does not only occur in the city structure but also in the social forms taking place in different places every minute. Not only the city itself but also its inhabitants are constantly developing new forms of life, new forms of doing things, and making the city what it has been and will be tomorrow.