Astoria residents Mike Dwyer and Neill Shaughness have lived in the neighborhood for years, but it’s their first time coming to the festival. “This is great. We love it,” says Dwyer, who makes his living in comedy. “There’s enough to do here, but it’s also quiet enough to feel like a neighborhood.” “Mostly I love my apartment,” Shaughnesss says. “I have a front door, and can’t wait to bring candy to the people this Halloween.” Both are thrilled to be experiencing the art festival, and hope to bring an element of comedy next year.