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Halloween Parade revives New Yorkers' spirit

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After the Village Halloween Parade was canceled for the first time in 40 years due to a ferocious Frankenstorm last year, and a lack of funds nearly killed the event this year, revelers were massing in Soho Thursday afternoon with pent-up vigor.

"People need this distraction!" said Robert Ordonez, 41, of Forest Hills, an actor and artist decked out as a self-proclaimed member of...

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Halloween parade marches on after near-death experience

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After almost being forced into cancellation this year, the Village Halloween Parade will march on tonight for its 40th year just two weeks after reaching a fundraising goal to go on.

The parade, which was cancelled last year because of Sandy, raised the $50,000 needed to march this year just three days before its deadline, a feat it accomplished after more than backers pledged money in a Kickstarter...

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