The new tumblr Halloween or Williamsburg invites you to put your finely tuned hipster radar to work and guess if the people in the photos are dressed in Halloween costumes or everyday clothing.
The Village Voice called it objectionable (but they still think it's fun). We call it slightly mean-spirited, considering the likelihood that at least one of the people photographed is homeless, mentally unstable, or was just having a bad day.
Still, some of the captions accompanying the user-submitted photos are hilarious. Our favorite accompanies this dark stranger, crossing Bedford Ave. in front of the Polish pharmacy (which, btw, has a looser definition of the phrase prescription only than your garden variety Duane Reade).
The caption reads: You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.
What? No, I'm not 'supposed to be Morpheus.' I'm trying to sell you ecstasy.
Halloween or Williamsburg only asks the question -- it doesn't provide any answers. Which is a bit frustrating (and also makes us think that none of the photos are Halloween costumes).
But the tumblr gets points for accuracy -- it seems that most if not all of the photos were in fact taken in Williamsburg. Several appear to have been taken on Bedford Avenue, on or near the corner of 7th Street where the Bedford L train station lives.
Do you recognize yourself, or anyone you know in these photos? If so, drop us a line -- we want to hear what you have to say.