By David Caplan
It’s that time of year in New York City. The mercury is dropping and residents are ready to enjoy the many beautiful and exciting things happening in and around the New York City area.
Let’s start with the most outrageous event in NYC, the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. Starting in 1974 the parade has been held in Greenwich Village every Halloween. It is over a mile long, with 2 million spectators, 60 thousand costumed characters, street dancers, artists and circus performers. They also have floats with live bands and a worldwide television audience of over 100 million. It is the world’s largest nighttime parade. Costumes are limitless in their design, many bizarre, but brilliant. NYC possesses some of the most talented people in the world and the endless variety and style of the costumes reflects the city’s rich source of talent and diversity necessary to create the costumes. The only way to truly enjoy the parade is to attend.
It’s also fall foliage time in the NY area. Colors are exploding along the banks of the Hudson River as you head North, past the George Washington Bridge. The best way to take in all this magnificent beauty is on a New York Water Taxi Fall Foliage Cruise. Sit back, relax and take in the most beautiful scenery as you head up the Hudson River towards West Point. We are running the Fall Foliage Cruise the next three weekends 10/24-25, 10/31 and 11/1 and 11/7-8. This is a great opportunity so don’t miss out. I will be on board every Saturday the cruise runs, so come on down and join me!
Last blogs’s trivia answer: Forest Hills is in Queens (Childhood home of Simon and Garfunkel)
Last blog’s mystery photo-Imagine Mosaic at Strawberry Fields in Central Park
This week’s trivia question-Which recent Mayor did not live at Gracie Mansion?