Reading While Eating for Oct. 31: Happy Halloween, in Some States

In today's must-read links for your lunch break: Sandy cancels Halloween.

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Residents stand over vehicles which were submerged in a parking structure in the financial district of Lower Manhattan, New York following Superstorm Sandy, October 30, 2012.

Party’s Over. In storm-ravaged parts of the Northeast including the state of New Jersey and Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, Halloween is now canceled. Or at least, rescheduled for a later date. Election day is still on schedule, however. (

Full of Water, Empty of People: The New York City Mass Transit Authority’s Flickr stream is a fascinating look at their normally bustling facilities, now desolate and/or flooded. (Flickr)

Winning at Halloween: So the dad with this awesome Aliens powerloader costume stole your idea. You can always dress up your dog like a martini. (The Daily

Boo! In case several days without power for more than 6 million people wasn’t scary enough, here’s some scary up-close photos of some very creepy crawlies. (

Losing at Halloween: 10 photos of musicians in hilarious Halloween costumes. (Flavorwire)

The Psychology of Riding Out the Storm: Why smart people do foolhardy things. (Mental Floss)

25 Heartbreaking Before-and-After Photos of Sandy’s Destruction. Much of New Jersey will never be the same. (BuzzFeed)

We Know How She Feels: This four year old girl has had it with this election. Bring on November 7. (YouTube)