It’s not as easy to spot holiday cheer and decoration in this hasty, yet ever so unique, city, as it is in the suburbs or other less frantic cities. A hectic rhythm coupled with diverse backgrounds (that in turn create more diversity in the holidays celebrated), makes it difficult to get a sense that the whole city is on the same page. Spotting decoration among the very tall buildings in Manhattan is like finding a lollipop inside your bag of carrots.
Then again, it may also have to do with the fact that Halloween is not claimed by a certain religion or ethnic group of people, and thus its celebrators are more heterogeneous than, say, for example, Kwanzaa or Chanukkah. It also just lends itself for a fun and creative display, where just about anything orange and black is a GO!
I was joyfully inspired to take this shot because it reminded me that people live in these buildings. It also tasted a bit like my other home in Connecticut. Check back next week for some more serious Halloween decorating!