Years ago Halloween was a scary holiday, no pun intended. New Yorkers still enjoyed a good Halloween party but the streets were not as safe as they are now. Aside from getting slammed with eggs or having your fire escape tee-peed, there was the fear of getting robbed or assaulted. Because of the amount of negative connotation around Halloween, the city as a whole stepped up to make it safer. More and more local stores started offering candy to trick-or-treating children. Now organizations, community gardens, and neighbors host various free events throughout the city. These efforts changed the way New Yorkers viewed the holiday. Even so, there are still some dangerous offenders out there. A while back the NYPD put together a list of safety tips which you can view below. We would like to wish you all a safe and Happy Halloween!

-Tips from NYPD News website