Archive: In Da Hood – Tribeca

Trick or Treating, NYC-style

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We’ve already gotten our candy ready (we are trying to not nibble throughout the week!) so be sure to come by on the 31st for some treats at Babesta! And after hitting the Tribeca shops, make a plan to head on up to “Seal Park” in Chelsea, known as the coolest place to trick-or-treat in Manhattan.  In the area around Tenth Avenue and 22nd Street, families gather for the Halloween festivities on October 31 around 6pm. It’s sure to be jam-packed, but, between the magnificently decorated brownstones, awesome treats, and delightfully dreadful atmosphere, Seal Park never fails to be an unforgettable Halloween experience in the city.  October 31.

photo from http://www.thekitchn.com/5-small-diys-for-halloween-treats-211241

Super easy costumes using Babesta faves!

Got some Babesta greats in your closet already (or do you want a costume that you can keep wearing after the 31st? We are remixing looks into easy Halloween costumes all week for inspiration! Here’s our Baby Mickey, Dark Night and Tootsie Pop Owl, using fashion faves like Nununu, Popupshop, Dr. Martens and Bobo Choses!

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(From left) Tootsie Roll owl inspired outfit using our fave Popupshop jacket and Animal Digital print jeans by Munster Kids; Our little spin on the caped crusader: our own “Dark Night” with its own “Robin” (a la Project No. 8), Nununu dress and a silver pair of Dr. Martens; Or add a Bobo Choses Mickey Mouse onesie with a pair of ears & gloves from the closest Halloween pop up!

Hip-Hop Breakdance Classes for Kids and B-Boy Fashion at Babesta!

 

As hip city parents, we’re always on the lookout for the coolest activities for our trendsetting tots. Leave it to the cool cats over at Downtown Dance Factory to bust out the breakdancing, ensuring all the little B-boys and B-girls of Tribeca can do the worm, robot and  can backspin like pros.

We all know how great an activity dance class can be. They’re active, constructive, social, challenging, and of course, great fun. B-Boy lessons have all of these great qualities, but they also add the amazing “crowd goes wild” moments. The excitement your kid will feel after successfully busting his first “top rock” to “six step” and hearing the cheers from the cypher can make for such a wonderful, memorable, priceless moment.

The “Kindiboys” lessons are offered for preschoolers, ages 3-5 and are taught by one of the studio’s resident B-Boys. The 45-minute classes introduce hip-hop and B-Boy moves, simple freezes and funky footwork. The Dance Factory also offers classes for older kids from kindergartners progressing all the way to teenagers.

Check out the B-Boy classes at the Downtown Dance Factory. And, when looking for the dopest B-Boy gear, saying we have you covered at Babesta is an understatement!

Our Tribeca Film Festival Inspiration!

tribeca film festivalWe’re inspired by the movies this week as the area is bustling with Tribeca Film Festival activities! Meet ya at the movies!

1. Limo by Oeuf NYC, for easy transport to premieres! 2. Hollywood ready starlet jumpsuit  by NuNuNu 3. Paparazzi repellants by Sons + Daughters 4. T-shirt homage to 3-D flicks by Milk on the Rocks 5. Darth Vader & Son book 6. Saturday Night Fever goes feline with La Miniatura.

Babesta will be at the Family Festival this Saturday! Be sure to stop by and say hi on Greenwich Street!

 

Run, doggy, Run!!

On August 5, 2013, the Hudson River Park officially opened! The final section to be completed was in our very own Tribeca.
The path stretches all the way to Gansevoort.
Aside from a pathway for runners, walkers, and all humans, there is a section especially for dogs.
Now dogs have the chance to run around and play!
On hot summer days, there are both big and small fountains for dogs of all sizes to splash around in!
There are rocks to jump on, and beige and dark blue cement for running around.

Not only should the dog owners of Tribeca be happy, but I’m sure our dogs are very excited!
“Take me out! Take me out!”

Take your dog out for a time of bonding and playing!

-LK

Water Street’s summer fun!

New York always offers fun events for everyone – especially for families!! Water Street received the City Council’s approval to hold series of events. 75 Wall Street, 200 Water Street, and 1 New York Plaza are open and dedicated to hold different events for everyone during the summer.

Cooking demos, yoga classes, face painting, and more are ready and open for everyone. There will be sculpture-making demos, strength and cardio workouts, dance classes, Gelato sampling, and more!

The events are scheduled to go on until August 30th.

Check waterstreetpop.com for more information and a full schedule.

Inspired: Waitress (from Edwards) & author releases first novel, “Dear Lucy”

summarized from TribecaTrib:

A graduate from Princeton University, a student at New School in the M.F.A. program, and a waitress, putting forth 20 to 25 hours a week at our local Edward’s on West Broadway, Julie Sarkissian is definitely an inspiration. She had started working at Edward’s restaurant during her summer years at Princeton to save up money. Ever since she graduated and got accepted at NewSchool, she moved to New York and started dedicating 20- 25 hours a week at Edward’s (always a favorite lunch & dinner spot) to eventually pay off all her school loans. She always had a passion for writing, and while waitressing, she would imagine new situations in her main character’s voice- Lucy. Sarkissian states that the voice of her main character “came to [her] out of the blue.” Cheers to Sarkissian for her novel “Dear Lucy” which was published in April. Here is an excerpt of “Dear Lucy” provided by tribecatrib.com :

“I take one hand to open the door and keep one around my apron. An egg jumps out. “Lucy, use a basket. When you don’t use a basket, then the eggs break.” Mister is standing next to the skillet. When the skillet is hot with oil he puts his beard inside his shirt. “Then we don’t have food for breakfast. And everyone is hungry.” “I am gentle with the eggs, Mister,” I say. “Missus said, ‘Have you ever known a girl who was as gentle with the eggs?’” Missus doesn’t say anything. Today Missus forgot to tell her face to wake up. She is stirring a bowl and watching the grits turn around and around by the spoon. Mister he makes the eggs and Missus she makes the grits and that is what breakfast is. Missus, Missus, say how good I always am with the eggs. That is my wish but she doesn’t look up. A lot of the times wishing doesn’t make things happen any better than they would without your wishing. But it is something hard to learn, not to use your time to wish things. “Missus, Missus.” I have to say it louder because her ears are still asleep. So I say it louder and louder. “Missus, did you ever know a girl who was as good with the eggs?”

We are definitely putting this on our Babesta summer reading (for us, not kiddies) bookshelf!

We would love to see more success reach you, Julie!

Credits to Tribeca Trib for always updating us with awesome news:

http://www.tribecatrib.com/content/new-chapter-tribeca-waitress#sthash.6wla59uA.dpuf

Circus Time!

Manhattan Youth has tipped us off to the Showboat Circus taking place this Sunday.  It’s a spiced up, next level circus show aboard the historic Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge at Pier 25 (N. Moore St. and the Hudson River). Performers include:  “Chris McDaniel, world champion rope and lariat artist; Jen Slaw, juggling genius; Ilene Weiss, a twinkling and tenter gal-with-guitar;” and more! -LK

Manhattan Youth presents the Showboat Circus this Sunday

Manhattan Youth presents the Showboat Circus this Sunday

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Waterfront Museum @ Pier 25

 

More important information:

Held: Sunday, June 23

Shows at:  1PM and 4PM

Advance tickets: Adults $13; Kids $10 (order online)

Tickets at the door: Adults $15; Kids $12

Docked at: Pier 25 (N. Moore St. and the Hudson River)

For more information, please click here.

 

Inspired for the circus life? Practice your skills with our Wild & Wolf juggling pins and more!

Wild & Wolf juggling pins at Babesta

Wild & Wolf juggling pins at Babesta

 

A Sunny Day Checking Out the Small Businesses of Tribeca

 

 

 


We here at Babesta want to celebrate small business week! Babesta Cribz and Babesta Threads are located in the  neighborhood of TriBeCa, which is filled with dozens of great small businesses that offer unique products.

 

A little reminder of the great things about shopping local:

-convenience

-sustaining a cute & vibrant neighborhood (property values too!)

-environmental benefits like less pollution (take a CitiBike and check in on all of your local merchants!)

In celebration of small business week & all the cool businesses around us, we popped into visit a bunch of fellow shops today to say hello & snap some pics – we visited Stella, Cosmopolitan Café, Kitchenette, Christina Lehr, and TriBeCa Treats (and so many more!)

It’s you, our local friends who keep us all strong and running. Thank you to all for your support! We love all our customers & neighborhood.

Auction at Cosmopolitan Cafe on 95 West Broadway

 Let’s toast our ice cream cones to the Cosmopolitan Cafe on West Broadway. We’re sad to see this cute café leave, but be sure to visit its sister café, which is right around the corner, on 125 Chambers Street! There were so many items for auction today as the smaller space closed, including handpicked vintage pictures of local haunts, antique signs, candy displays and antique ice cream bowls. Lucky locals snapped up wonderful scoops of history, as this space points forward to the future. Good luck to Craig and the lovely crew who ran this absolutely charming neighborhood cafe. 

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Cosmopolitan Cafe's beautiful atmosphere

Cosmopolitan Cafe’s beautiful atmosphere

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Cosmopolitan Cafe finds up for auction

Cosmopolitan Cafe finds up for auction