Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

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Watch: The Costumed Canines of The Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

Saturday at Tompkins Square Park, the dog days of summer officially ended as canines of all sizes paraded around in the Halloween spirit. With hundreds of pups and twice as many people crowding into the park, no costume went unrepresented.

This year, the contest’s top contenders included a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, Robin Williams as Teddy Roosevelt in Night at the Museum, and the obligatory “Barking Bad” duo. Watch our video to see a couple of honorable mentions — the Shake Shack and “The Greatest City in the World” — and many more doggies in disguise.

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Turn to the Left: Fashion Events!

(Courtesy of LES BID)

(Courtesy of LES BID)

While so many New Yorkers succumb to the insidious “normcore” and “athleisure” trends, others are determined to stay fresh — and not just the drag queens. With Fashion Week coming up, it’s once again time to focus on the fabulous. Luckily, you don’t have to trek up to midtown (or wherever the shows are this year) to do so, since there are plenty of fashionable festivities in our hoods.
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