Volume 79, Number 22 | November 04 - 10, 2009
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933

Villager photos by Jason B. Nicholas

Rain was no ‘thriller,’ but didn’t bother dancers

The “Thriller” dance has become an annual tradition at the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, above — and had special significance this year with the death of Michael Jackson. After the parade, which saw heavy downpours, hipsters decamped to Brooklyn enclaves, like Bushwick, where they enjoyed aerial-silks acrobatics and fire-breathing, below.

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