Seen & Heard: Bye-Bye, Banksy?

••• The Banksy artwork on Staple has been painted over (or at least the Plexiglas has? I’d go look but I’m losing interest). There’s outrage online, but anyone who paints on someone else’s wall can’t really expect to be upset, can he? Also look at how much graffiti is on that wall…. Photo courtesy @LoganLevkoff. Update: “My dog walker sent me a pic, the building owner fixed the Banksy,” tweeted @sarawinsor. “This could get old quickly.” Yep. Unless it sprouts wings and starts flying, I’m done.

••• There’s a petition opposing the move of the criminal summons court from 346 Broadway to the corner of W. Broadway and Thomas, across from the Odeon. They’re gunning for 5,000 signatures by Tuesday.

••• “Walked past Woolworth Building this afternoon and it looks like they are working on a the commercial space, ground floor of the north east side of Broadway (previous window ad touting a swimming pool),” emailed M. yesterday, so I hustled over. A sign in the window says “T-Mobile 233 Broadway”—we learned a while ago that workers will say they’re working on a cellphone store to get nosy folks like me off their back, but seeing as how this is Broadway we’re talking about, I’m inclined to believe it.

••• Lookyloo alert! “Join the Bronx Museum for a Fall Benefit featuring a walking tour of private, rarely-seen art collections at five stunning homes. Enjoy light breakfast at the home of artist Grimanesa Amoros and hear from some of Tribeca’s most renowned art collectors about their artworks on view. Hosts include Susan and Michael Hort, Noel Kirnon and Michael Paley, Ian and Serge Krawiecki Gazes, Bernard I. Lumpkin and Carmine D. Boccuzzi, Carole Server and Oliver Frankel.” The five-hour tour is Nov. 2, and tickets for non-members are $250.

••• Shooting around Broadway and Chambers on Friday: “Alpha House,” a pilot about “four senators who live together in a rented house in Washington D.C.” Written by Garry Trudeau and starring John Goodman and Bill Murray.

••• “On October 30, The Stand NYC will present a night of comedy to benefit the NYC Rescue Mission. This will be a fun filled night of comedy mixed with stories and information about the NYC Rescue Mission. A wonderful lineup of comics including Jay Oakerson, Lynne Koplitz and Sherrod Small, have volunteered their time.” Tickets.

••• The contest for Aaron Neville tickets has gotten a terrific response, but not so much so that entering isn’t worth the trouble. Email with “Aaron Neville” as the subject and you’ll be entered to win two tickets to his concert at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Nov. 15.

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