That's the stuff. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)

The leaves are dying and it's beautiful.

Peak foliage colors are currently creeping across New York State, and will soon reach the NYC-area. At the moment, according to I Love NY's fall foliage watch, "color change is around 10 percent on Long Island and 5 percent in New York City," where there are reports from Pelham Bay Park in The Bronx of "emerging patches of red and yellow, along with brown edges on some of the leaves."

The leaves are also changing in Brooklyn, but for now they're really more Twitter-worthy than they are Instagram-worthy, the gold standard for sharing quality photos via social media.

Typically, the 5 boroughs will see a fall foliage peak happen during the last week of October and first week of November, and that remains true this year. So you have another week or so to find yourself an Autumn Boyfriend, recreate the below photo, and bask in the beautiful brisk weather before everything turns bleak.

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(Courtesy of Shutterstock, because no real couple would actually do this)