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    Posted November 1, 2012 by
    JodiKaplan
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    'Superstorm' Sandy: Your stories

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    HALLOWEEN IN FULL SWING ON UPPER WEST SIDE OF NYC POST-SANDY

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Photographer and filmmaker JodiKaplan captured these images of Halloween trick or treaters and costumer wearers in often surreal scenes amid the detritus left in New York City's Upper West Side by Superstorm Sandy. "What was striking was that the stores did not have any decorations - or had tape and boards over the front windows," she said. "Those that were open were almost all out of candy, so these little trick-or-treaters were running frantically from door to door to try to get candy." Despite the clear looks of enjoyment on children's faces, the adults' actions told a different story, she said. "Underneath the merriment there was a tone of almost guilt, as we knew that the lower half of Manhattan could not participate [because of the storm]," she said. "All the phone conversations I overheard were about the hurricane."
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    Halloween was in full swing on the Upper West Side of NYC with the added creepy street scenery courtesy of Sandy. Trick-or-Treaters traipsed past downed trees and signage to get their fill of holiday booty. Tradition holds that stores give out candy to costumed patrons of all shapes and sizes (and ages) and tonight was no exception - although supplies were limited and some shops remained boarded up. Defiant and daring, the Upper West Side children dressed boldly for the occasion. Sending messages to the above – superheroes prevailed as the theme of the evening. Pet dogs participated as is costume-ary in this neighborhood. The air had a haunted chill and even the restaurant pumpkins got patches to match the surroundings. – Jodi Kaplan
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