The Summer of 2014 in photos: Downtown Manhattan

 

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Review: The new Denny’s by City Hall brings life to a no-man’s land

Dennys barAugust 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer

The controversial new Denny’s opened today Continue reading

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Residents of 70 Battery Place are next to be evicted

70 Battery PlaceAugust 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer

BatteryPark.TV previously described the bizarre gentrification taking place in BPC, whereby wealthy people paying high rent are being evicted by “one-percenter” Continue reading

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The new menu at Blue Smoke is superb

Jean-Paul Bourgeois landscape - credit Melissa HomAugust 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD

I was going to wait until October to try out the new Blue Smoke menu, designed by Jean-Paul Bourgeois, but I was hungry and celebrating something. So, I ate there today instead. Continue reading

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Pier A plans are “A slap in the face to Italian Americans”

Update: June 25, 2011 The oyster bar wins

It appears as if the BPCA is not backing down on its subversive plans to turn Pier A into a for-profit bar (see below). John Fratta, leading opponent to the bar plan and champion of the idea to make Pier A an Italian Heritage museum, was rebuffed by the BPCA. His group had requested via Freedom of Information Continue reading

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Good Samaritan told to stop clearing the weeds

August 30, 2014- By Steven E. Greer

We previously reported on a good Samaritan volunteer, Michael Carthins, working with the Doe Foundation, who took it upon himself Continue reading

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BatteryPark.TV defeats Jimmy Fallon and NBC legal

August 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD

BatteryPark.TV previously reported on a case of copyright dispute, Continue reading

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Downtown Dance Festival: Day 2

Elena Zahlmann New York Theater Ballet low

August 18, 2014- The second day of the Downtown Dance Festival featured Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Get your teeth cleaned by Dr. Brecht

Teeth 8-21-2014August 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD

I have relied on my dentist sister-in-law for my dental care for a long time, but have been unable to visit her for a while. Then, I thought I had Continue reading

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The celebrity sunflowers of Downtown

Me and sunflower looking up 8-25-2014 lowAugust 25, 2014- Several community gardeners in Battery Park, at Albany Street and the West Side Highway, have grown extraordinary tall sunflowers this year. Continue reading

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BPC now has four of the best restaurants in NYC

cropped-El-Vez-outdoor-seating-sunset-6-21-2014-summer-solstice11.jpgAugust 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer

Battery Park City now has four of the best restaurants in the city, all clustered together on Vesey and North End Ave. Continue reading

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Tribeca’s Bâtard gets 3 stars in NYT

Batard teamAugust 26, 2014- All of the hack reviewers who rushed to review Bâtard for their blogs, Continue reading

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This is the type of drunk that Pier A could bring to BPC

August 26, 2014- This is the type of piss drunk derelict that could stumble out of Pier A at 4:00 AM if it is allowed to open with the current proposed liquor license. Continue reading

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Review: Employees Only: 2011′s “World’s Best Bar”

Henry and Me Employees Only

July 12, 2014- I went back to Employees Only and met Steve Schneider, the now-famous bartender and ex-Marine. Co-owner Henry Continue reading

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Photos 8-29-2014

Arabella sparkly 8-29-2014 Continue reading

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Head of NYC Consumer Affairs opposes Pier A

April 24, 2014- The newly appointed head of the city’s Consumer Affairs Department, Julie Menin, discusses her opposition to making Pier A a private restaurant. Continue reading

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CB1′s Fratta outraged over Pier A

September 24, 2013- At the CB1 joint session tonight, Treasurer John Fratta expressed outrage over Pier A being given away to a private company (the Poulakakos Group) after tax payer money (more than $35 Million and counting) was used to renovate the money pit.

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Review: Brushstroke Ichimura Sushi

Chef Eiji Ichimura making flashJuly 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD

The “Executive Diner’s Club” that we have assembled met this time to see the famed sushi chef Eiji Ichimura at Brushstroke in Tribeca. Continue reading

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Did the CB1 break state law when it approved the Pier A liquor license?

August 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer

On March 4th, the BPC subcommittee of the CB1 met and voted unanimously to approve the liquor license for the Pier A nightclub. By doing so, the CB1 enabled the Continue reading

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Interview with musician Simon Townshend at the City Winery

www.simontownshend.com

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