You tried to outdrink all of Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island.
A running collection of what our haunted house victims are saying:
“Thank you for allowing me to pay some people to scare this kid to the point of he couldn’t even take a piss without shaking looking to see what’s coming out the mirror …. good times thanks again will deff bring back some more next season.”
“Had a great time tonight. Scared the crap out of my daughter. Better then last year”
“Charlie B and NYC ARts Cypher have by far pulled off the best haunted house in NY!! My son and nephew both chickened out 2 minutes in! Had to go the rest of the way with E… If you don’t come out to this spot you are missing out!!!! Scary as HELL!”
“Seriously one of the best I’ve been to and I’ve been to a lot of haunted houses. Loved it.”
“Thx for breaking my kneecaps — all for a good cause.”
“That thing was kickass. Highly scary and I am going to tell everyone I know to go.”
“I love it! It was awesome … U guys did a great job!”
“Totally better than last year! We go to a lot of haunted houses and this was pretty good!”
“I’m still shaking … my heart’s racing … It really was terrifying!”
“Just want to say what a good job those guys and gals did at the haunted! It’s a must do before Halloween! It will make you jump every noise you hear and the characters are awesome!”
“My bro and I agreed it was better than last year.”
“It was so much better and my friends loved it too! U guys did an amazing job!!!!”
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Why a haunted house?
The haunted house industry is multi-million dollar. Halloween is the second highest-grossing commercial holiday behind Christmas. I can’t think of a more exciting way to raise money for a great cause around this time of the year and getting to have fun serving in the process. Surely, Halloween may have an uneasy history with people like myself a part of the Church, but it is important to distinguish the different aspects of the holiday and know what to reject vs. redeem.
Why in Stapleton?
Stapleton is one of the older waterfront neighborhoods of Staten Island, built in the 1830s on land once owned by the Vanderbilt family. It was a long-time commercial center of the island, but has struggled to revive after several decades of neglect following the building in 1964 of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which shifted the commercial development of the island to its interior.
Plus, when you hear families from the area saying such things as, “no one has ever done anything like this for us before,” it puts it all into perspective.
Why with the NycArtsCypher?
This local non-profit caters to troubled youth through arts and entertainment, teaching them the fundamentals of everyday life using dance, song, design, and an affinity for the urban context. All proceeds will benefit the organization and the kids involved with their programs.
“Hip-hop may be dead but Wu-Tang is forever.” A geographical look at NYC hip-hop!
An Open Letter To the 5 Boroughs of New York City #RiPMCA
“Once upon a time, New York City had a sixth borough.” “What’s a borough?” “That’s what I call an interruption.” “I know, but the story won’t make any sense to me if I don’t know what a borough is.” “It’s like a neighborhood. Or a collection of neighborhoods.” “So if there was once a sixth borough, then what are the five boroughs?” “Manhattan, obviously, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx.” “Have I ever been to any of the other boroughs?” “Here we go.” “I just want to know.” “We went to the Bronx Zoo once, a few years ago. Remember that?” “No.” “And we’ve been to Brooklyn to see the roses at the Botanic Garden.” “Have I been to Queens?” “I don’t think so.” “Have I been to Staten Island?” “No.” “Was there really a sixth borough?” “I’ve been trying to tell you.” “No more interruptions. I promise.”
Geographically speaking, Queens is located in Long Island, the Bronx in Westchester, and Staten Island in New Jersey. However, you’ve really got to give it up to Staten: they’ve managed to close their landfill and re-direct all of New York’s garbage back to Jersey. That’s talent.
Every borough represented in the 9/11 “Empire State of Mind” Tribute … try not to cry