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PHOTOS: A year after Sandy cancelled Halloween, freaky festivities return to BOO-klyn

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BATMAN AND GHOST: Batmom Fiona McBain’s four-year-old daughter Georgia was a ghost for Halloween in Windsor Terrace.
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MASQUERADE: The girls dance troupe Dimension in Dance gets ready to perform on Halloween.
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GIDDYUP: Windsor Terrace resident Mark Hudson goes trick-or-treating with his one-year-old son River.
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ARGH VS. ARF: Nine-year-old pirate Stephanie Casado brought her pet chihuahua out trick-or-treating on Fuller Place in Windsor Terrace.
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DEVIL IN THE DETAILS: Glenn and Anna Patscha go trick-or-treating with their son Otto, five, in Windsor Terrace.
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TWEEN SPIRIT: From left, Julia Buckley, 12, Sophia Lola, 13, and Katarina Soto, 13, trick-or-treat in Windsor Terrace.
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FLOWER POWER: Makayla Caruth, 11, of Crown Heights struts down Seventh Avenue in the annual Park Slope Halloween Parade.
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BEE WHIZ: The Thibodeaux family of Park Slope got fuzzy and buzzy for the neighborhood’s Halloween parade.
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FEARLESS LEADERS: Democratic mayoral candidate Bill DeBlasio and his wife Chirlane McCray led the Park Slope Halloween Parade nights before the general election.
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FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING: Two-year-old fairy Reagan takes in her first Park Slope Halloween Parade with her parents Alex and Nicole Crowhurst.

Witches, ghouls, and goblins gathered across the borough on Halloween to trick-or-treat and strut their stuff at spooky bashes from Bay Ridge’s Owl’s Head Park to Park Slope, which held its annual kid-focused Halloween parade, the largest in the country.

Sloper Alex Crowhurst moved to the neighborhood two years ago, but this was his first time participating in the parental procession because last year, when his daughter Reagan was one year old, Hurricane Sandy’s devastation forced organizers to cancel the parade. This year, the family did a victory lap with Reagan dressed as a fairy, Alex as a viking, and his wife Nicole as a witch.

“It was great to get all dressed up for this one and see the parade,” said Crowhurst, who did not put a lot of time into his Nordic pirate outfit. “It was a rush job.”

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill DeBlasio and his wife Chirlane McCray led the Park Slope parade, both costume-less. We know, DeBlasio is busy, but he already has most of our Sandinista DeBlasio get-up down pat. All he needed was the fatigues.

Reach reporter Jaime Lutz at jlutz@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-8310. Follow her on Twitter @jaime_lutz.
Updated 10:16 pm, July 9, 2018
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