In many parts of NYC, children forgo trick-or-treating altogether or only visit stores, restaurants, and other businesses for candy handouts, because their residential areas just aren’t conducive to knocking on doors, and no one knows which doors are OK to knock on anyway. The more famous Halloween shenanigans in the city are for basically for adults.
But Queens is home to several safe, family-friendly neighborhoods where the tradition of going house to house is thriving. Here’s our guide to the best hoods for trick-or-treating in the borough. (more…)
Getting to know the Queens food scene is like taking a trip around the world, and the candy selection throughout the borough is no exception. Indulge in a journey from Flushing to Astoria, stopping for sugary treats along the way. Just make sure you have a good dentist.
Kar Wor Tong – Flushing – Chinese – The narrow shop Kar Wor Tong—that you might miss if you’re not looking for it, or even if you are—sells Chinese dried fruits, herbs, and candy by the pound. (Candy comes to about 10 cents a piece, so let the kiddies fill up a bag.) Flavors of hard and chewy sweets include red bean, lychee, peanut, corn, mango, coconut, pineapple, and tomato. Don’t be scared away if you don’t speak Mandarin or Cantonese; just smile, point, take a bag, and start filling. (GMAP)