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Annual Village Halloween Parade Brings ‘Rolling Stream Of Nightmares’ To NYC

October 31, 2018 - 8:12 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The annual Halloween parade in Greenwich Village went off without a hitch Wednesday night.

Ghouls, goblins, witches and so much more took to the street on Sixth Avenue beginning at 7 p.m., and brought with them a rolling stream of nightmares.

From zombie brides to a blood-stained bunnies and killer clowns to Jedis, this year’s parade brought out the creativity in everyone who attended.

While most people tried their best to stay in character, some stopped to tell WCBS 880 about their costumes.

One man, who identified himself as Mr. No-Name, stood out the most in his “tactical ghillie suit.”

“It’s green camo strands, not that I camouflage in this particular environment,” he explained from behind a “pink, faceless face” mask.

“This just felt like the right thing to do,” Mr. No-Name said of his costume.

As WCBS 880’s Mike Smeltz reported, anyone can dress up as anything for the parade. In fact, the only faux paus is not wearing a costume.

For the annual event, the NYPD tightened security with thousands of officers deployed along the route, in wake of last year’s deadly truck attack on a Lower Manhattan bike path.

Last year’s parade went on as usual, even after the attack. The only time the parade has been canceled in 45 years was in 2012, after Superstorm Sandy.