Stephen Nessen, Reporter, WNYC News
Stephen Nessen reports for the WNYC Newsroom and can often be heard live on Morning Edition.
New Yorkers can hardly rely on temperature or the changing colors of leaves to signify the first day of fall. But a stroll through Williamsburg, Brooklyn with wooden sukkahs consuming the sidewalks in front of synagogues and jutting out on balconies are one sign of the season. Pancake-shaped mooncakes for sale in Chinatown and sizzling treats from the Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy are reminders that summer has officially ended. Check out images of fall celebrations across the city.