Ghoulish with Treats!

BY JANEL BLADOW  |  October is a favorite time around the Seaport. Lots of spooky fun, ghoulish cravings and trickiest treats!

Boatloads of Bliss…
Congrats to Kristen Byvoets and Michael “Mac” McIntyre, who tied the knot on Sept. 16. Seaport neighbors joined the happy Water Street couple along with their family and friends to sail from Battery Park for the ceremony and fun. They wound up at the Paris Café and partied into the night. Kristen is a rabid Ravens fan while Mac is a Patriots rooter, so this union is a real testament to true love! We all wish them a long and happy life.

A Dog’s Tale…
What pup isn’t up for an adventure? But the tale Spikey could tell might top “Lassie Come Home.” A couple weeks ago, long-time Financial District neighbors Danielle and Stephen Ching tied Spikey up outside (NO!) in Tribeca, while they picked up their son from school. When they returned, the harness was there, still tied up, but the little black-and-white pup was long gone. With the help of locals, tourists, shopkeepers and others on the street that afternoon, they patched together this story: Once out of his harness, Spikey ran his usual route down their FiDi home. Then somehow he managed to race his way north, up to the Brooklyn Bridge where he took the footpath across the famed bridge, and wound up in Brooklyn Heights where he was found. Thanks to the power of Facebook friends and the gang at Fetch Club, word was spread that Spikey was MIA. Shortly thereafter, he was reunited with his grateful and loving family. This story gets four paws up.

Crazy Crafty Creatures…
Calling all kids to head to the Cowgirl Seahorse, at Dover and Front Sts., for a Kid’s Party. From 4 – 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24, kids can craft Halloween projects from scary masks to spooky pumpkins. Free popcorn and apple cider for the little ones.

Get Your Halloween On…
It’s that time of year and the neighborhood trick and treat-sters will be making their annual rounds starting at FishBridge Park, then winding their way along Water Street down to Fulton and Beekman and back along Front St. For more than 20 years, the neighborhood has pulled out all the stops to make this its gore-ist fest ever. More than 100 children and their adults paraded in costumes from mini-firemen to adult-sized Supermen throughout the hood, stopping at residential buildings and business establishments to pick up candy, cupcakes and a variety of other goodies. To volunteer to distribute posters, sign up treat-givers, help decorate the park Monday, Oct. 31, afternoon and/or clean it up the day after Tues., Nov. 1, contact Tami Kurtz-Juskiewicz at [email protected] The spook-a-licious fun begins at 6p.m.

And you won’t want to miss the howling hound-up at The Salty Paw on Halloween night… our furry four-footers will be dressed in their trickiest threads. Again this year, the gang paw-tied with the spookiest pooches in town, from 6 – 8 p.m. Bring yours to compete in the costume contest, or just come for the fun. Check their web site for details:

Neighbors Make National News…
And speaking of the Paw, Amanda Byron Zink and crew were featured in the October issue of Pet Style News magazine. Their rousing article, “Small Fish in a Big Pond,” was awash with praise (their words) for the pet boutique and spa.

Meanwhile, The New Amsterdam Market was grandly written up in September’s ‘Bon Appetite’ as part of a feature on a “new breed of markets where inspired chefs and food artisans are changing the way we eat out.”

Our little hood rocks!

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