A dance group performs Michael Jackson's Thriller video in the Halloween parade in Greenwich Village in New York. (Photo : Reuters)
UPDATE: Nov. 2 - 5:25 p.m. ET: The New York Road Runners organization has decided to cancel the New York City Marathon until further notice.
Hurricane Sandy has left New York City but left not only floods and debris but also two major events in the air.
The annual New York City Halloween Parade was set for today but for the first time in its 39-year history it is now cancelled.
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Organizers for the Village Halloween Parade have confirmed that the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the New York Police Department made the decision to cancel the festivities following Sandy's pummeling in the area.
Much of the New York City area has seen blackouts, fires, and downed trees since Monday morning.
The parade was set to start at 7 p.m. in New York's Greenwich Village with the theme being "Tick, tock."
Another annual event that saw a potential cancellation is the NYC Marathon.
According to the New York Road Runners (NYRR) organization, "The Marathon has always been a special day for New Yorkers as a symbol of the vitality and resiliency of this City. NYRR continues to move ahead with its planning and preparation. We will keep all options open with regard to making any accommodations and adjustments necessary to race day and race weekend events."
NYRR added they will provide updates and understand the "challenging time for the people and City of New York."
The NYC Marathon includes all five boroughs of the city, starting in Staten Island and ends in Central Park, Manhattan.
For the NYC Marathon map, click here.
All NYC parks remain close as well.