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Happy Halloween: 21 of the Spookiest Stoops on the UES

129 East 70th Street/Upper East Site

MANHATTAN – Halloween is right around the corner and Upper East Siders are going all out this year— using their stoops to showcase the spookiest decorations in festive displays across the Upper East Side.

From a ghost ship and a cornfield staircase to skeleton escapes and some pretty big gourds, there’s something for everyone.

Scroll to the bottom for our map of halloween decorations with a gallery of photos.

12 East 76th Street

Between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue

12 East 76th Street, Kelly Ripa's House/Upper East Site
12 East 76th Street, Kelly Ripa’s House/Upper East Site

Outside the home of Kelly Ripa— host of Live! with Kelly and Ryan— located near Central Park on East 76th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues you’ll find glossy black and white pumpkins decorating the entrance as black skeletons scale the building using a string of lights. Ripa is known in the neighborhood for her elaborate Halloween displays

20 East 64th Street

Between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue

The most elaborate display Upper East Site visited was a townhouse on East 64th Street that was transformed into a ghost ship. Three large black sails will grab your attention, but it’s the detail in the display that’ll have you taking photos. With eleven gold skeleton dressed as pirates in a variety of different scenes, this one is a cant miss.

20 East 64th Street Ghost Ship/Upper East Site
20 East 64th Street Ghost Ship/Upper East Site

129 East 70th Street

Between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue

Here you’ll find chic Halloween display featuring a red carpet with a stylish woman at the top of the stairs– look up and you see the demon watching over it all! Don’t forget to tag your photos with #129e70.

129 East 70th Street/Upper East Site
129 East 70th Street/Upper East Site

115 East 70th Street

Between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue

115 East 70th Street/Upper East Site
115 East 70th Street/Upper East Site

East 62nd Street

Between Second Avenue and Third Avenue

One Upper East Side block has turned into hub of halloween decorations with notable displays decorating half a dozen homes. The stretch of East 62nd Street between Second and Third Avenues is chock full of cobwebs, spiders, ghouls and ghosts. Stop by house numbers 208, 233, 234, 238, 240, 242 to see it all.

208 East 62nd Street/Upper East Site
208 East 62nd Street/Upper East Site
240 East 62nd Street/Upper East Site
240 East 62nd Street/Upper East Site
234 East 62nd Street/Upper East Site
234 East 62nd Street/Upper East Site

161 East 82nd Street

Between Lexington Avenue and Third Avenue

161 East 82nd Street/Upper East Site
161 East 82nd Street/Upper East Site

248 East 78th Street

Between Third Avenue and Second Avenue

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! This is one to keep your eye on. Neighbors say this small, but festive display will grow as we get closer to Halloween and typically includes an over-the-top motion activated display.

248 East 78th Street/Upper East Site
248 East 78th Street/Upper East Site

556 East 87th Street

Near the corner of East End Avenue

556 East 87th Street/Upper East Site
556 East 87th Street/Upper East Site

East 74th Street

Between Third Avenue and Second Avenue

On this block you’ll find two spooky displays– one on each side of East 74th Street between Third and Second Avenues. At house number 240, a skeleton bride and groom at the top of the stairs are the focal piece, with a grim reaper looming nearby. At 225 East 74th Street, there are twin gardens of terror featuring witches and skeletons– one on each sides of the building’s entrance, so be sure to check out both.

240 East 74th Street/Upper East Site
240 East 74th Street/Upper East Site
225 East 74th Street/Upper East Site
225 East 74th Street/Upper East Site

34 East 74th Street

Between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue

34 East 74th Street/Upper East Site
34 East 74th Street/Upper East Site

133 East 91st Street

Between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue

133 East 91st Street/Upper East Site
133 East 91st Street/Upper East Site

1634 York Avenue

At the corner of York Avenue and East 86th Street

The Mansion Restaurant is well known in the neighborhood for it’s Halloween displays and this year’s doesn’t disappoint. Be sure to stop by the corner of York Avenue and East 86th Street to see this one!

1634 York Avenue, The Mansion Restaurant/Upper East Site
1634 York Avenue, The Mansion Restaurant/Upper East Site

156 East 89th Street

Between Third Avenue and Lexington Avenue

156 East 89th Street/Upper East Site
156 East 89th Street/Upper East Site

430 East 84th Street

Between First Avenue and York Avenue

430 East 84th Street/Upper East Site
430 East 84th Street/Upper East Site

17 East 80th Street

Between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue

Oh gourd! We admit this display isn’t too spooky, but it does include some giant pumpkins– you cant go wrong.

17 East 80th Street/Upper East Site
17 East 80th Street/Upper East Site

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