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Photos: Halloween On Wall Street, 2012

Last night I decided to cross the Brooklyn Bridge and walk around the financial district, which still doesn't have power.

Brooklyn Bridge
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As I got closer, I saw downtown Manhattan almost entirely lit by headlights of passing cars.

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The streets were empty. The Municipal Building had a gothic, Dark Knight vibe.

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The New York Stock Exchange, which has been running on generator power, had some Halloween-themed lighting. But it felt more spooky than festive.

A man takes a photo of the New York Stock Exchange.
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