I bet you are wondering how we celebrate Halloween. Back when my daughter was in pre-school (ahhh, wistful stare out the window), the school took the kids out to businesses in the neighborhood. There is nothing like a pack of pre-schoolers dressed in cute costumes to get a smile from jaded New Yorkers.
Now, we trick or treat in the building. We live in 22 story hi-rise that takes pretty much takes up the entire block. The building is so large, there are two separate elevator banks, east and west. Lucky for the kids, lots of neighbors sign up for trick or treat. So instead of walking around a neighborhood, we go up and down in the elevator or walk to each floor. All of this takes about an hour and half.
The best part of trick or treating is that you get a glimpse of other people's apartments. I admit it, I'm nosy.
After we finish, we head out to the Halloween parade. And that is an event unto itself. You never know what you will see. There are so many creative people in New York.