Vampire state of mind: how to join the world's greatest Halloween parade

New York’s Halloween bash is a wildly creative party – and it’s easier than you think to become a part of it As we turn into Varick Street in Lower Manhattan, a gore-splattered surgeon – his face peeling – is dragging a corpse down the sidewalk. Behind him, a bow-tie wearing, opaque-eyed zombie with dental health issues (half his mouth is missing) is checking his phone. Recoiling, my husband makes one final escape attempt: “Do we have to take part? Can’t we just watch?” Continue reading...