From the Daily News:
When hundreds of zombies take to the streets of Astoria this weekend to feed on the flesh of human victims, it won’t be an apocalypse as much as a fantasy come to life.
The first annual Queens Thanksgiving Zombie Walk on Saturday is just the latest crawl to capitalize on the growing craze for everything undead and supernatural.
More than 550 “zombies” had confirmed their attendance on the event’s Facebook page by Thursday afternoon for the walk along 30th Ave.
The walk is to conclude at the Shillelagh Tavern for walking dead drink specials and live bands — including a folk songs from the zombie perspective.
City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. said it’s about time the undead came to Astoria.
“A few citizens may have their brains eaten, but it’s a fun thing,” said the Astoria Democrat, who was planning a viewing party from a safe distance. “Astoria is already known as a trendy, cool place to be and this is just going to help with that reputation.”
If this is what passes for trendy and cool, I think I'll stay boring. BTW, crime in Astoria has skyrocketed to the point that rallies are required. (But at least it's trendy.)