Ever wonder what Halloween would be like if you were a kid growing up in New York City? In this series, titled Halloween in Harlem, photographer Amy Stein explores this question as shows us the many colorful kid costumes walking the urban streets.

Stein is a photographer and teacher based in New York City. Her work explores our evolving isolation from community, culture and the environment. Raised in Washington DC, and Karachi, Pakistan, she currently teaches photography at Parsons The New School for Design and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

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  • I love The Powerpuff Girls costume, very nice post!!
  • I love the frog and the dog costume. That dog costume made me laugh out loud at the oddity of it.
  • I especially love the kid in the white shaggy doggy costume!!
  • Well, maybe because it's in Manhattan. None of us smile in Manhattan. :-p

    ...either that or these pictures were all taken when it wasn't Halloween.
  • Harlem no?
  • why does everyone look so sad?
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