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Old 10-31-2019, 02:09 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I live in eastern Morris County. We get way less trick or treaters on Halloween (as usual in most places), but mischief night is now non-existent.

Did people do mischief night last night where you live?
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Old 10-31-2019, 02:22 PM
 
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I live in eastern Morris County. We get way less trick or treaters on Halloween (as usual in most places), but mischief night is now non-existent.

Did people do mischief night last night where you live?
Probably with lawsuits, it's become more of a relic.

I live in an apartment complex with very few teens and if there are any, they're mostly Asian, so not too much of that going on...
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Old 10-31-2019, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Madison, NJ
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No, it rained all night. Usually some signs of antics overnight in the neighborhood and nearby but didn't see any TP this morning.
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Old 10-31-2019, 03:17 PM
 
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When I was a kid--in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn--in the '50s, there was no such thing as Mischief Night.
Similarly, when we moved to Bayonne in '56, there was no such thing as Mischief Night.
In fact, I never heard of the concept until I began teaching in Woodbridge Township, in 1969.

While I have observed some of this Tomfoolery over the years since then, I haven't seen any Mischief Night frolics in Central NJ for several years.
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Old 10-31-2019, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Union City, NJ
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It was a big thing when I was a teenager (mid 90's). I don't hear much talk about it now. It wasn't just throwing toilet paper on houses... it was throwing eggs (sometimes FROZEN eggs) at strangers on the street. And if someone double dog dared you, at a cop car. We were some bad kids back then.
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Old 10-31-2019, 03:35 PM
 
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When I was a kid--in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn--in the '50s, there was no such thing as Mischief Night.
Similarly, when we moved to Bayonne in '56, there was no such thing as Mischief Night.
In fact, I never heard of the concept until I began teaching in Woodbridge Township, in 1969.

While I have observed some of this Tomfoolery over the years since then, I haven't seen any Mischief Night frolics in Central NJ for several years.
More of something from the white, suburban 80s/90s.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yxbghf18Yw

I definitely remember it, but never went out for it.

These days, throwing an egg at somebody's car or front door could cost you some serious $ if you get caught. Especially with the way people are about their cars.

So, you could go toilet paper some trees, but ... meh.
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Old 10-31-2019, 03:47 PM
 
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More of something from the white, suburban 80s/90s.
Or, to be more accurate, something from the suburban White Trash element of the '70s/'80s/'90s.
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Old 10-31-2019, 03:52 PM
 
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Or, to be more accurate, something from the suburban White Trash element of the '70s/'80s/'90s.
It really is a NJ thing.

I had no idea...

https://www.nj.com/news/2018/10/its_...ief_night.html
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:26 PM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NJl78Ab-qo
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Old 11-01-2019, 08:04 AM
 
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Didnt see anything in the Morris County - NYC route. Pretty sad, was hoping to see some toilet papered trees at least.
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