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Sandy takes toll on Halloween parties, could disrupt candy sales
Sandy takes toll on Halloween parties, could disrupt candy sales

The economic damage wrought by Sandy’s rampage through the East Coast now might encompass candy sales, costume purchases and holiday event planners as the storm shuts down Halloween celebrations along its path.For the first time in 39 years, the popular Village Halloween Parade in New York City was canceled by authorities. The event usually brings hundreds of thousands of tourists and some $90 million in visitor dollars annually into the city and is often considered by Greenwich Village businesses to be their best night of the year.The Park Slope Civic Council’s Halloween Parade was also nixed as police, sanitation workers and other city employees were redirected to aid recovery efforts....

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