Seen & Heard: The Annual Halloween Parade

••• You’re going to have to wait a year to get your lips around those Cheesesteak Egg Rolls and Lollipop Chicken Wings. (In the meantime, you can go to the Del Frisco’s Grilles in Hoboken or Rockefeller Center.)

del-friscos-grille••• An email about Friends of Washington Market Park’s free tennis clinics for kids included info on Halloween festivities, always a major deal in these parts. The pumpkin-carving contest (alas, I can’t be a judge this year) is Saturday, Oct. 29, 5-6:30 p.m., and the Halloween parade and party is Sunday, October 30, 1-3 p.m.

••• UPDATE: The Target pop-up that opened today is at 63 Greene. Seems a little unneighborly to give away a service (manicures, yoga) that nearby small businesses do to try to make a living….

••• I was poking around under the Brooklyn Bridge—kind of love it under there—when I noticed this sign explaining that the area is “a prime spot for sighting peregrine falcons.”

greenstreets-peregrine-falcon-sign-under-the-brooklyn-bridge••• Shelter Chic is having a “Farewell to Chambers Street” party on Sunday, Oct. 9, 1-5 p.m.: “Join us at 79 Chambers Street for a very special event celebrating the past year (and our near 80 adoptions) at our nonprofit boutique! For a suggested $5 donation at the door, you can enjoy some delicious cocktails and shop our final sale items with 100% of income going to our foster-based animal rescue. Dogs are welcome and will be able to participate in a special Doggy Chef tasting! We will also be joined by our friends Little Bear Dog Apparel and Little L’s Dog Treats, with some fun giveaways for your pets.”

••• The new Arlo hotel at Hudson, Canal, and Renwick (it’s L-shaped, with entrances on Hudson and Renwick), has a rather attractive lobby, with lots of seating, a nice little bar, and a courtyard, so there’s plenty of natural light. I suspect the rooms are tiny, since from Canal you can see the bed pillows pressed up against the windows.

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  1. That bar looks like my kitchen – well, sort of, I haven’t found my globe yet.

  2. The teeny rooms are a feature of the Arlo Hotels, apparently. The concept is that the room is just for a quick retreat, and the world begins with the large common areas. What’s surprising are the rates for such compact accommodations, however well appointed: