On the eve before All Hallow's Eve, I decided to take a twilight stroll in nearby Forest Hills Gardens. This area of Queens feels quite like a taste of the English countryside right here in the middle of New York City, and the amazing homes are a thrill to view, especially during Halloween season, where homeowners go all out with spooky displays. It's become the neighborhood to trek to for candy in Queens, and I've heard that homeowners in the area go through about $500 worth of candy for the influx of trick-or-treaters that ring their bells.
Also, walking through the Gardens is always quite lovely, especially in the fall when there's a bit of a chill in the air and the leaves line the streets. Whenever I walk through these streets as designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead (the master planner of Central and Prospect Parks), I think of that scene in Pretty In Pink where Andie is driving through the rich section of town, admiring how "the other half" lives.