Take a moment to remember that New York City does Halloween probably better than anywhere else in the world. It’s a holiday with distinctive lanes for kids and adults, both of which were lit last night despite the holiday falling on a Monday. Trick or treating in brownstone Brooklyn is basically kid Mardi Gras. Tiny skeletons, Elsas, Reys and Batmans tear through the sidewalks in pre-adolescent bacchanal, guzzling candy like they were channeling the spirit of a mini-Dionysus. Elsewhere across the borough, in DIY venues and the backrooms of bars, adults wearing pink dresses and clutching Eggos or donning baskets of deplorables/adorables listened to cover bands or embraced the true spirit (alcohol) of the season.
We must all appreciate that it is only the ghouls, undead creatures and sexy witches that create a bulwark stopping Christmas from bleeding into the summer, so before we go head long into two months of Best Buy commercials and reigniting the War on Christmas, let’s look back at the best Brooklyn tweets from Halloween 2016.
For sale: animal foot, never worn.
Lost Halloween animal foot, 8:50 a.m, Brooklyn, New York pic.twitter.com/hT0QiM1i4v
— Brent Staples (@BrentNYT) November 1, 2016
Mr. Mister has a problem with David S. Pumpkins:
— Joshua Saul (@joshfromalaska) November 1, 2016
Ms. Pumpkin if you’re nasty:
This "Nasty Woman" pumpkin just won Halloween. Fort Greene, Brooklyn pic.twitter.com/5wwZgPwV0u
— Bucky Turco (@buckyturco) November 1, 2016
Costumes so precocious:
Brooklyn Halloween. Accidentally guessed a kid was Mies van der Rohe – and he was Rem Koolhaas. Chastised and mortified.
— Jason Gay (@jasongay) November 1, 2016
This joke is back from the dead!
Not sure if Halloween or just Brooklyn
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) October 31, 2016
I respect the brave baristas and bartenders of Brooklyn who wear their 1890 Newsboy costumes every day of the year
— Aviva Yael (@Veevers) October 31, 2016
Basically like getting a razor blade in your candy:
Guys, please check your kid's Halloween candy. Someone gave my son these Brooklyn Nets. Some people are disgusting. Be careful pic.twitter.com/zervnn2OpZ
— Rubens Borges (@rubensborges) November 1, 2016
“No but where is your vampire family from?”
Halloween is a day when white people finally get asked "What are you?"
— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) October 31, 2016
Speaking of which:
Is Brooklyn 2016 the 4 men dressed as Native Americans trying 2 speak Spanish 2 the taco truck employees wearing Border Patrol costumes?
— Jason Lester (@Jason_Lester) November 1, 2016
Hey look it’s the Grinch of Halloween:
The streets of Brooklyn swell w/strollers & padded costumes while I sip a beverage behind a rope that says NO CANDY & watch the ruckus
— J. Longo (@JLongo) October 31, 2016
If you were gonna be Eleven, you shoulda prepared for this:
My fiancée is dressed as El for Halloween and we went to Williamsburg bodegas looking for Eggos but we could only find gluten free waffles
— Bobby Big Wheel (@BobbyBigWheel) October 31, 2016
This could be any day actually:
last night in bushwick i saw a hasid and a clown drunkenly yellarguing and got really excited before i remembered that it was halloween.
— mmerks (@SUGE_TIGHT) November 1, 2016
That’s almost as good as “Sexy Jim Jarmusch:”
— Stephen Savage (@Savageartist) November 1, 2016
Get your workout, and your vape needs:
— Nisha Patel (@nishapatel) October 31, 2016
Brooklyn trick or treating includes wine shops, bars, and vape shops. All totally normal.
— Kanine Records (@kaninerecords) October 31, 2016
Maybe they have the full-size candy bars?
Kids I think you should skip this house pic.twitter.com/cMpZbNhmBP
— Tim Donnelly (@timdonnelly) November 1, 2016