Not able to reach out in person, Brooklynites are letting their stoops, windows and sidewalks do the talking.
Snap-happy Instagrammers with an eye for architecture roamed the borough this year, capturing classic views of brownstones, wood frame charmers and petite carriage houses.
It's easy to find the way to Dyker Heights at this time of year, as the neighborhood glows with thousands of lights and extravagant holiday displays.
Brooklynites filled the streets and stoops along the route to cheer on more than 52,000 runners as they pounded the pavement for the 49th New York City Marathon.
The wet weather didn't put a damper on the Halloween spirit.
Rain may have descended onto Eastern Parkway occasionally but the display of brilliant costumes and the joyful revelry of dancers continued at the annual West Indian Day Parade.
A break in the summer heat meant a mild, beautiful weekend for the crowds that gathered in Commodore Barry Park for Brooklyn's Afropunk Fest this weekend.
Photographers snapped away in the borough again this year through sun, rain and snow.
It's hard to miss Dyker Heights at this time of year, when the neighborhood glimmers with thousands of lights and over-the-top holiday displays.
Brooklynites came out in force on Sunday to cheer on more than 50,000 runners as they raced through the borough for the 48th New York City Marathon.