Please note: Most of the following pictures are from homes decorated in 2021. Although we have no way of guaranteeing the same homes will decorate in 2023, neighborhoods are fairly consistent.
New Yorkers strive to be the best in everything they do and the epic Halloween decorations in the Upper West Side are living proof.
I currently reside in the neighborhood and took it upon myself to find the absolute best Halloween decorations on the UWS for anyone planning to spend a day gawking at elaborate decor.
Best Halloween Decorations UWS
69th between Columbus & Central Park West
There’s no denying that West 69th Street has the best Halloween Decorations on the Upper West Side. The neighborhood association takes Halloween seriously and the elaborate decor is next level.
Creative neighbors deck out the block with massive and intricate Halloween decor in an effort to impress. The best way to see the decorations is to linger slowly from one brownstone to the next because there’s simply too many addresses to list.
70th between Central Park West and Columbus
Strolling down 70th Street en route to Central Park is always a treat, but especially so during fall. My favorite house can be found between Central Park West and Columbus Ave where a massive spider enchants the front door with a messy web.
71st between West End Ave & Amsterdam Avenue
Further removed from Central Park, the area between West End Avenue and Amsterdam doesn’t get too much traction, which is a pity!
The UWS Halloween decor in this section of the neighborhood is fun to peruse, don’t make the mistake of overlooking it!
75th between Columbus & Central Park West
The brownstone on 75th street is one of my favorites to walk by any day of year because of the dreamy balcony. But Halloween is when this gem truly shines.
The residents go all out with spooky decor that takes over the entire balcony and spreads to the sidewalk. It’s especially fun to watch kids gawk at this robust Halloween display on the UWS.
78th between Columbus and Amsterdam
There’s a handful of brownstones on 78th St between Columbus and Amsterdam that decorate for Halloween, but the one in the photo below takes the cake.
All the details! You can spend several minutes just taking it all in.
82th between Columbus and Amsterdam Ave
82nd Street is yet another great block to walk in its entirety. The two homes pictured below are my favorite on the block and I can’t help but wonder where in the world the residents store these Halloween decorations the rest of the year!
87th between Columbus and Amsterdam Ave
Skeletons and spiders reign supreme in the UWS during Halloween! Check out these two brownstones below.
94th street between central park west and Columbus avenue
94th Street is often overlooked by folks in search of the best Upper West Side Halloween Decorations because it’s further uptown.
But hey, you won’t find me complaining. Quite the contrary, I normally have the sidewalk all to myself when I walk past this gem of a home. This is easily one of the best decorated Halloween houses in the Upper West Side!
Map of best Halloween decorations on the Upper West Side
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