What a difference a year makes at The North End Grill

North End Grill kitchen lowNovember 27, 2014- By Steven E. greer

What a difference a year makes. Continue reading

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Uber, better and cheaper, poised to put yellow taxis out of business

Taxi in snow on Rector 2-3-2014November 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer

The biggest quality of life problem for New Yorkers is transportation (or perhaps high housing costs). Our Third-World subways, corrupt Port Authority and high bridge/tunnel tolls, Continue reading

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Lethal force in Ferguson was unnecessary, yet few lessons seem to have been learned

NYT headlines after Ferguson

November 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD

There are huge problems with most police forces in this country. However, despite all of the riots this week, not a damn thing will change. Continue reading

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Thanksgiving sunset over New York Harbor 2014

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My bank is so bad

Obama card declinedNovember 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer

One week ago, I was humiliated at a restaurant when my bank card, loaded with cash, was declined. Continue reading

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Every serious Mexican restaurant owner needs to watch this

November 26, 2014- The Chefs for El Vez, Dos Toros, etc. need Continue reading

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BPCA awarded for renovation of Pier-A

Pier A manager on deck 7-18-2014 lowNovember 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD

When the BPCA made the decision in 2008 to assume the responsibility of Pier-A and the renovation that had stalled under city control, there was every Continue reading

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They are “peaceful protestors”, not rioters

IMG_2565 November 26, 2014- Letter to the Editor by Gina

Dear Dr. Greer,

I submitted a comment last Continue reading

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The BPC ice rink that benefits a real estate conglomerate but not the community

Brookfield ice rink 11-22-2014November 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD

Years ago, the BPC ice rink was located on the ballfields, was almost the size of a football field, and families from Tribeca and FiDi enjoyed it. Continue reading

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Security alert: Second night of riots in NYC shuts down bridges and Times square

Protestors in NYCNovember 25, 2014- Be careful if you venture out. While it is calm down here Continue reading

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NY Post real estate propagandist promulgates lie that Le District is opening soon

Brookfield entrance Liberty Street 9-28-2014November 25, 2014- For years, the Brookfield Canadian thugs have paid off the mainstream media to spread false rumors of Continue reading

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Praise the Lord! Crinkle fries return to Shake Shack today!

Shake Shack crinkle fires returnUpdate October 30, 2014- They are now being served. Continue reading

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The History of BPC by Ed Koch

We had the chance to interview Mr. Koch a few years ago. Ed Koch, former Mayor of New York City and former U.S. Congressman, was important in the creation of Battery Park City. BPC sits on manmade land created from the bedrock excavated during the World Trade Center construction. BPC was not converted into inhabitable city land with infrastructure until the late 1970’s.

We had the chance to interview Mr. Koch a few years ago.

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Wall Street banker found dead with throat cut just south of WTC

120 Greenwich StreetNovember 19, 2014- Near BPC, on the south side of the WTC complex, a 41-year-old Managing Director at Citigroup, Continue reading

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Momofuku

Momofuku ramen noode soupUpdated November 25, 2014- Great news. Blue Ribbon Sushi will start offering Momofuku-style noodle bowls Continue reading

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Hollywood is on life support

November 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer

As people shun the inconveniences of the Continue reading

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Exclusive: Female BPCA employee who complained of sexual harassment “quits”

Robert Serpico 8-20-2013September 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer

In May of this year, a BPCA employee, Kirk Swanson, who oversaw the contracts and RFP process, was fired for allegedly not agreeing to Continue reading

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Interview with the founders of Shakespeare Downtown

November 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer

We interviewed the founders of the new Continue reading

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Review: Little Park at The Smyth Hotel: Red flags galore

Smyth HotelNovember 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer

Last week, I was at the small restaurant across from the Greenwich Hotel Continue reading

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The FCC: an agency corrupted to the core and run by a former Verizon lobbyist

November 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD

The national news has recently picked up on the WSJ story about how high powered dangerous cell phone towers Continue reading

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