Who has the bigger freaks, the West Village or Coney Island? Well if you've got a MetroCard you can judge for yourself around Halloween, as Coney Island will be hosting a parade down Surf Avenue to challenge the Manhattan festivities. Borough President Marty Markowitz said, “This is all a prelude to Coney Island becoming a year-round destination," and joked he would "dress up as a politician." Instant rimshot!
The parade will mark the end of an extended Luna Park season, which will include the "Nights of Horror at Luna Park" haunted maze on weekends from October 15th to the 31st. City officials say the Park's opening made this the most successful Coney Island sumer since 1964, with over 14 million people visiting the boardwalk. The parade, which will be paid for by money raised by Councilman Domenic Recchia Jr., will take place sometime during the last week of October, and will include costume contests and lots of children. Recchia said, "We want kids from all over the borough to come to the parade!" Sorry, Manhattan kids, looks like you're stuck with the SoHo clusterfuck.