It’s the spookiest time of the year and some New York City residents are pulling out all of the stops to make sure their homes are decorated from head to toe for Halloween. Shannan Ferry set out this year to find the best displays across the city.
Thank you for participating in our 2017 Halloween decorations poll! The people have spoken, and the best-decorated home this year goes to Graphic Designer Anthony George’s home in Dyker Heights!
You don't have to travel far to feel like you've been transported into a real-life horror film. Dr. Michael Montalbano is a chiropractor by day and decoration "wizard" by night. He transforms his combined Whitestone home/office space into an interactive haunted house. All you have to do is clap your hands together to make some creatures come to life.
In Middle Village, Queens, you can take a selfie with some creepy characters. Homeowner Patrick Swan Kenniff says his collection started small, but it grew quickly. The two most popular props are a massive Frankenstein hanging overhead, and a huge cat.
In Brooklyn, Dyker Heights becomes "Dyker Frights" for Halloween. Graphic Designer Anthony George even brings in volunteer actors to play spooky roles on Halloween night. It's an attraction that draws in kids all season.
On Staten Island, look no farther than Zoe Street for a scare and visit the home of the self-proclaimed Halloween god and goddess. The couple decorates their house from head to toe, complete with a skeleton family in a car.