On West 3rd Street. Not FDNY. Before 2006 the New York Fire Patrol was paid by insurance companies to preserve property, mostly by deploying tarps and pumps on the floors below the fire. Now it may be the home of Anderson Cooper. New York Fire Patrol on Wikipedia
Wacky Doodler, my favorite Torontonian and street art enthusiast, visited NYC this past weekend. I took her on an in vain search for some remnants of the Manhattan street art scene on the West Side. But by blind luck we did stumble upon the Giant Os Gemeos schoolboy with the international pants.
With the rain melting the paper mache, the mechanism for making my jaw hinge up and down lasted until 14th Street. But the costume still gathered a lot of appreciation.
The rain thinned out the numbers of participants and audience, but the parade was still well attended.
The arms go up and down, they are operated like a puppet.
Speaking purely from my experience last year, the best subway station for access to the participant’s holding pen is probably the C or E at Spring Street. It probably won’t require much too much walking. Make sure you exit on the east side of Sixth Ave. Last year, I had to walk all the way from the West 4th Street station to Canal Street along 7th Avenue in order to get in. I suspect even if you get off on the east side exit at W 4th you will have to go several blocks out of your way to get in the pen. If you are coming in late Canal street stops might be the way to go.
The official website says:
For all those in costume is on 6th Avenue South of Spring Street and North of Canal between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Alert ! ONLY enter the line-up on 6th Ave. from the East and South between Canal and Spring !
Start Making your Costume NOW ! Then,
JOIN US on 6th Ave. South of Spring St.
starting at 6:30 until 8. The Parade starts
promptly at 7, but takes 2 hours to fully leave the
staging area. Pick out your favorite band, make
a space for yourself once you get started.Logo
Play to the crowd ! www.halloween-nyc.com/
I got a comment on my Flickr stream asking for a scythe. I made a baby one, anything larger would have been too much for the arm to lift.
I added brains and hair to an old bald cap I’ve had for years. Pretty disgusting. All this is for the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade tomorrow night.