Seen & Heard: Kutsher’s Preview

••• J&R has opened a Halloween costume shop. I wasn’t sure if it has had one in the past, so I called and was told that it’s a bigger selection this year.

••• On Monday, Oct. 24, the Tenement Museum is hosting a preview of Kutsher’s Tribeca: “This modern take on classic ‘borscht belt’ cuisine with the team behind Kutsher’s Tribeca—including fourth generation family member Zach Kutsher and restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow—will feature house-made pastrami sandwiches and gefilte fish with beet and horseradish tartar. Food writer, Jane Ziegelman, author 0f 97 Orchard, will host and Chef Mark Spangenthal will introduce his creations.” It’s $25 for non-members.

••• News from the Conrad New York: “The 463-room Conrad New York, which is scheduled to open later this year in Battery Park City, announces that renowned restaurateur Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events will be the exclusive food and beverage partner for the hotel’s onsite conference and event facilities.” By the way, the hotel is taking reservations for Feb. 1 and beyond.

••• This got posted on the TC Facebook wall: “Just moved here from LA, and our gorgeous bed won’t fit up our Tribeca stairs. Want it? E-mail”

••• From council member Margaret Chin: “Council member Chin asked that the NYPD seriously review the access restrictions around Wall Street to better facilitate residents within the blockade zone. […] Residents in the Wall Street area have the use of 5 access points: William Street and Wall Street, Pine Street and Nassau Street, Wall Street and Broadway, Exchange Place and Broadway, and New Street and Exchange Place. Residents should be prepared to show identification to officers at these five points.” And if you were hoping to have a guest come visit you, don’t.

••• From a reader: “There is a weekly party that happens on the other side of Franklin and Broadway (at a gallery space called Frontrunner) that has become a scene on Thursday nights. It’s becoming a bigger deal than real bars in the area. It’s loud. […] Frontrunner seems to have found a sneaky way of opening a bar without a license. They serve booze and sell art. Smart but the crowd of smokers outside get plenty loud. Looking forward to colder temps and higher cigarette taxes.”