Upper East Side stoops are transformed into spooky showcases | Upper East Site
Upper East Side stoops are transformed into spooky showcases | Upper East Site

Happy Halloween! Spooky Stoops and Festive Homes on the Upper East Side

It’s that time of year once again, when stoops across the Upper East Side become spooky showcases that dazzle passers-by with their elaborate Halloween displays. From cornstalks and tombstones to skulls, skeletons, vampires and spiders— the UES has something for everyone.

161 East 82nd Street

Between Lexington and Third Avenues

Halloween Ruhles on East 82nd Street, that’s because this spooky townhouse is home to MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle. ‘The 11th Hour’ host’s Halloween spirit translates into one of the most dazzling displays on the Upper East Side.

Halloween Ruhles at 171 East 62nd Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues | Upper East Site
Halloween Ruhles at 171 East 62nd Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues | Upper East Site

It turns out that the NBC News Senior Business Analyst is all business when it comes to festive decorations. Make this intricate display one of your first stops.

12 East 76th Street

Between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue

The home belonging to ‘Live! with Kelly and Ryan’ star Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos gets decked out each October with a new theme– this year Big Bertha is the showpiece.

Big Bertha, a 12 foot tall skeleton, is the showpiece at 12 East 76th Street | Upper East Site
Big Bertha, a 12 foot tall skeleton, is the showpiece at 12 East 76th Street | Upper East Site

The twelve foot tall skeleton with ominous animated eyes– thanks to the LED screens in the eye her sockets– is staged outside the ‘Live! with Kelly and Ryan’ star’s East 76th Street townhouse.

This and every year’s Halloween display is the brainchild of Ripa’s house manager Ian, who Upper East Site has learned bagged Big Bertha last November and has kept it in storage since.

Big Bertha features animated eyes thanks to two LED screens in the skull's eye sockets | Upper East Site
Big Bertha features animated eyes thanks to two LED screens in the skull’s eye sockets | Upper East Site

Several human-sized glossy black skeletons are also staged getting into shenanigans on the home’s facade, from the sidewalk to the rooftop. Roughly two dozen hand-painted black and silver pumpkins round out the decorations.

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20 East 64th Street

Between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue

This Lenox Hill townhouse is also well known for it’s elaborate and creative Halloween decorations– and this year does not disappoint. Following up on last year’s Pirates of the Caribbean theme, this year the display channels Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

There is a 'Nightmare Before Christmas' themed Halloween display at 20 East 64th Street | Upper East Site
There is a ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ themed Halloween display at 20 East 64th Street | Upper East Site

You’ll even find human-sized Jack Skellington and Sally statues in addition to the scary pumpkin monsters.

Large Jack Skellington and Sally statues are included in the display | Upper East Site
Large Jack Skellington and Sally statues are included in the display | Upper East Site

34, 39 & 44 East 74th Street

Between Madison and Park Avenues

Stop by East 74th Street for a trio of townhouses decked-out with festive displays packed with spiders, skeletons, witches, ghouls, ghosts and of course, pumpkins.

34 East 74th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues | Upper East Site
34 East 74th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues | Upper East Site
39 East 74th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues | Upper East Site
39 East 74th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues | Upper East Site
44 East 74th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues | Upper East Site
44 East 74th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues | Upper East Site

208 & 234 East 62nd Street

Between Second and Third Avenues

Keep heading south and you’ll find a pair of Halloween displays on one block– just keep an eye out for two townhouses covered in fake spiders and cobwebs. Giant red-eyed arachnids are perched right outside 208 East 62nd Street, while a couple less intimidating spiders— and some bats– are hanging out at 234.

208 East 62nd Street, between Third and Second Avenues | Upper East Site
208 East 62nd Street, between Third and Second Avenues | Upper East Site
234 East 62nd Street, between Third and Second Avenues | Upper East Site
234 East 62nd Street, between Third and Second Avenues | Upper East Site

213 East 61st Street

Between Second and Third Avenues

You wont be feeling the blues when you stop by the East 61st Street home, but you’ll see plenty of the color! Bright blue skeletons color-matched to the home’s front door decorate the building, as well as a creepy statue and some pumpkins.

Bright blue skeletons adorn the front of 213 East 61st Street, between Second and Third Avenues | Upper East Site
Bright blue skeletons adorn the front of 213 East 61st Street, between Second and Third Avenues | Upper East Site

115 East 70th Street

Between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue

This almost-blacked out display at 115 East 70th Street is another stunner– with glossy black skeletons featuring glowing red eyes lining this spooky stoop.

Glossy black skeletons with red eyes line the stoop at 115 East 70th Street | Upper East Site
Glossy black skeletons with red eyes line the stoop at 115 East 70th Street | Upper East Site
Red LED lights glow inside the skeletons' skulls | Upper East Site
Red LED lights glow inside the skeletons’ skulls | Upper East Site

Matching glossy black painted pumpkins and as well as two all-natural orange gourds by the doors.

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259 East 78th Street

Between Second and Third Avenues

Several skeletons are scaling the front of this townhouse in the Halloween display at 159 East 78th Street, created by The Lambeze Project interior and exterior designers. Festive flowers and several smaller gourds are set up on the well-decorated stoop.

Skeletons and pumpkins decorate the front of 259 East 78th Street | Upper East Site
Skeletons and pumpkins decorate the front of 259 East 78th Street | Upper East Site

129 East 91st Street

Between Park and Lexington Avenues

Spooky busts of characters from classic horror movies like Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster and the Creature from the Black Lagoon line the stoop leading to a large inflatable mummy.

129 East 91st Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues | Upper East Site
129 East 91st Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues | Upper East Site

A giant inflatable bat on the facade and a pop-up Dracula display at the garden level give Halloween lovers a little bit of everything.

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