Seen & Heard: Menu Reboot at Washington Market Tavern

••• Gigi and Rodrigo Salomon are working on a documentary about the Tribeca’s pioneer artists, and next week there’s a benefit show at One Art Space to help with the funding. “The exhibition will bring together artworks by Tribeca artists and a silent auction of artworks including art performances by Phoebe Legere, Barnaby Ruhe, Julia Wilkins, Sylva Dean and ME, Cindy Luong, Piers Lawrence Poets Max Blagg, Anthony Haden-Guest, Vernita N’Cognita, Lily Hatchett, Dori Levine, Miho Tsujii, and cameo guests, will run for three days beginning October 27. The event will culminate in an Artists Halloween Party on October 31.”

Tribeca pioneer show••• Bar CYRK (they’re capping it) opened last night.

••• Leaving aside the cost of the thing, how is this not thrilling?

WTC transportation hub oculus••• Washington Market Tavern has taken its dinner menu in a more accessible direction. Below: the four main dishes (and there’s a more extensive slate of small plates/appetizers).

Washington Market Tavrn main dishes••• Walking along Park Place you can get a decent look at how the 30 Park Place parking outbuilding is shaping up.

••• On Thursday, Oct. 30, Carini Lang, Espasso, and Abhaya are throwing a progressive party called Traipsing Tribeca. The stores “will stay open late [8:30 p.m.] to offer aficionados and new fans the opportunity to enjoy a drink after work and wander from shop to shop in their shared neighborhood.” There will be beverages!

30 Park Place annex••• I’m no fan of schlocky costume shops, but M.M. De Voe of Pen Parentis says the one across from the New York Stock Exchange is worth it for the dressing rooms (in the old bank vaults) and “the zombie babies display was excellent, if you go for mutant zombie babies covered in blood.”

Spirit Halloween creatures ••• Speaking of Pen Parentis, the Nov. 11 salon is called “Risqué Words”—steaminess ahead!—with Paula Bomer, Vica Miller, Jonathan Papernick, and Amy Sohn. Info here.

••• Something called “Bluff” is filming in south Tribeca on Monday. Could be a feature (“In the seedy underground of illegal prizefighting, a corrupt boxing promoter is embroiled in a dangerous fight-fixing scheme with his female prizefighter”) or a TV show about female detectives. This rings a bell—I think it’s been here before.

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  1. Uh, I know some pioneering artists still working in their lofts that aren’t listed in the group cited by Rodrigo Salomon. I’ve only been here 47 years. But if they want to be REALLY accurate they should look a little deeper than a few close friends. Really disappointed.