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Comedian/actress Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm) talks with Joy Behar at the 92Y, this Sunday, 7:30pm, $27.

A fun Halloween double feature at Film Forum: Theater of Blood with Vincent Price and Scream of Fear! from 1961 starring Susan Strasberg.

An odd, delightful little book: Zero Mostel Reads a Book – images by Robert Frank of the actor doing just that. From the Met gift shop, in conjunction with the Frank show.

House Industries has opened a pop-up shop with lots of type-inspired objects for sale: pillows, toys, bags, cutting boards and much more. Find them at the Type Directors Club, 347 W. 36th [8th/9th], through November 20th.

Get your shopping on at The Brooklyn Homeshow, this Saturday, 11-6.

music… On Wednesday at Joe's Pub, Our Hit Parade – created by Kenny Mellman (Kiki & Herb), Bridget Everett, and an interesting band of writers and performers. Look for special guests to perform, with a twist, current popular hits.

food… Foodies will definitely want to carve out some time this Sunday to check out the New Amsterdam Market where, in addition to the developing roster of excellent purveyors, they'll be hosting a butchering demonstration. [Image: William Coupon]

books/design… Warren Berger's Glimmer is subtitled 'How design can transform your life, and maybe even the world.' A nice thought, though it makes us skeptical to see the design of the book; it is, to put it kindly, untransformative. Still, some interesting ideas to ponder.

out of town… Roundtrip to Madrid in the next few months is as low as $467, including taxes. Catches: there's a stop in Philly and it's U.S. Airways. Other carriers go nonstop for a bit more.

eventThe Greatest Halloween Party Ever celebrates, if that's the word, the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz with an event called The Annihilation of Oz – lots of themed stuff (this year's ball pit substitutes poppies) and they've moved the venue to The Warsaw. Prizes for the best and worst costumes. $20

A couple of links issues yesterday:
For Richard Howe's Manhattan Street Corners, this works better.

And oddly, the Vintage Postcards site seems to have vanished. It was there yesterday morning, we swear!

times square (from 2007)

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