Hurricane Sandy Steals Halloween From Clifton Dentist

BY  |  Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 10:36am  |  COMMENTS (10)

The first local casualty of Hurricane Sandy? The goblins, ghouls and scary creatures that make up the spooktacular display on Grove Street. Clifton dentist Halloween decorator Dr. Wayne Gangi had to remove his elaborate Halloween decorations late yesterday before Sandy could sweep them away.

Just like the Grinch who stole Halloween, all that remains are a few googly eye decorations spared by Hurricane Sandy.

Gangi was having trouble earlier this month because of all the attention (traffic) his display causes. The dentist reportedly hands out some 3,000 candies to treaters each year and his gory display is a must-see treat on Halloween.


  1. POSTED BY Debbie Galant  |  October 28, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    Now THAT’s scary!

  2. POSTED BY jerseygurl  |  October 28, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    Vanished. LIke magic.

  3. POSTED BY rude buddha  |  October 28, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    Dr. Gangi is right up the block from us, and we look forward to his display every year. Damned Sandy.

  4. POSTED BY walleroo  |  October 28, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    I drove by as he was taking it all down. I would pay $1000 bucks for a tour of the inside of his house.

  5. POSTED BY Nellie  |  October 28, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    Now his house is boring, not BOO-ring.

  6. POSTED BY profwilliams  |  October 28, 2012 @ 1:18 pm


  7. POSTED BY raeven  |  October 28, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    Posted this news last night (credit?) after we got back from seeing the decorations just as they started taking them down. Had been speculating this would happen though seeing the reaction on neighbors’ faces when they looked out their windows and saw huge spiders/fake corpses strewed all over their lawns post storm would have been interesting to say the least.

  8. POSTED BY CMEinmontclair  |  October 22, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

    Can we talk about how mean the town of Clifton is?? It really is a shame they won’t let this man have his Halloween fun – the kids love it!! It’s cancelled this year because they say he can’t use public trees. Losers!

  9. POSTED BY Spiro T. Quayle  |  October 22, 2013 @ 5:12 pm

    Indeed, Nellie. Did Clifton shut him down on account of habeas corpse?

  10. POSTED BY Nellie  |  October 22, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

    No, Spiro. It was Haband Corpse.

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Sad. Let's hope that this is not its "Last Tango." One of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in town. Valentino, Garbo, Keaton must have played there.

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