Word on the Street: Halloween shopping

The National Retail Federation says that less shoppers plan to celebrate Halloween this year.

The National Retail Federation says that less shoppers plan to celebrate Halloween this year. (10/3/13)

BAY RIDGE - The National Retail Federation says many shoppers won't be digging as deep in their wallets this year when it comes to buying Halloween goodies.

The organization says shoppers will spend about $75 on average, $5 less than they spent on a costume last year. The organization also says less shoppers plan to celebrate.

In Bay Ridge, people told News 12 Brooklyn that they like Halloween and don't mind spending the cash.

The owner of a costume store says he is hoping for some traffic this year, since two years ago it snowed on Halloween and last year we had Superstorm Sandy. 

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