Seen & Heard: Halloween Do-Over Tomorrow

••• Boomerang Toys and Reade Street Animal Hospital say they’ll join ROC in handing out candy to trick-or-treaters on Monday (tomorrow, 11/5) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Polarn O. Pyret will be participating from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Any other businesses joining in should let me know at Update: Babesta Threads and Cribz are in (3-7 p.m.). UPDATE: Lots more businesses are onboard; the full list is here.

••• From Lisa L.: “I brought freshly made food and some bags of clothes over to the Bowery Mission with my neighbor Antony and they really were so receptive. People in Tribeca need to spend some energy, time and money on helping out. we are so LUCKY to have be for the most part really spared any permanent damage and so many are suffering. I have a friend here at the UN who’s in disaster relief and worked in places like haiti. she said that we need to act now because the elderly and kids are suffering. She has me scouring my house for blankets to bring to one of the drop off points. I found 3 already after I thought I had none. All of us must do this….”

••• From Chabad of Tribeca and Kat Sosnick: “With the weather growing colder, freezing temperatures ahead and many emails and calls we are receiving asking for assistance, we have decided to focus on four key items and personally deliver them to shelters and those in need: 1. Adult winter coats 2. Children’s winter coats 3. Warm socks 4. Blankets. We will also be accepting new, wrapped children’s toys to distribute and hopefully bring some cheer to little ones who’s lives have been so drastically affected by hurricane Sandy. We will have two depots: Chabad of Tribeca (54 Reade between Church and Broadway) will be accepting donations from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 2. The lobby of the building where Kat Sosnick, a Hi Tech Hebrew school mom, lives (103 Greene between Prince and Spring) anytime.”

••• From Julie Menin: “I have coordinated with the 92YTribeca at 200 Hudson Street to have their space open this Monday through Thursday from 9:30am to 4:00pm for temporary office space for 50 people. They are offering free wireless assuming their servers and other equipment are functioning properly. They will extend the invitation as long as need be and the space is available. Please e-mail us if you would like to set up a temporary office there this week

••• From Genevieve Lynch: “The picture attached is of a National Guard Red Cross water and MRE emergency station in the yard of PS 234 in Tribeca. About 200 yards from an open farmer’s market and 200 yards in the other direction from an open Whole Foods. There were no needy people rather well-off folks walking past with Whole Food bags filled with groceries. They were there the entire day. Explain this to the people of Staten Island. According to a press conference with the mayor this afternoon, he said there were 15 such stations throughout the five boroughs. One was in Tribeca. He did say the one in Lower Manhattan would be moved tomorrow however, I question why it was stationed at 234 in the first place when the people in Chinatown and Lower East Side were always in far greater need. Most I know in Tribeca, I live here, left the neighborhood. those who stayed had plenty of food, gas and drove uptown for dinner or to visit friends. This is a disgrace.”


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