Review: Blaue Gans schnitzel and strudel

Bluea Gans apple strudel lowSeptember 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer

On my second tour of Austrian schnitzel, I visited Blaue Gans on Duane Street. Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Stop the brain decay with Khan Academy

September 30, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD

If you have the luxury of working in an enclosed office, Continue reading

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BPCA blames Poulakakos for Pier-A delays

September 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD

Back on March 4th, it seemed so brilliantly machiavellian. The Poulakakos restaurant team was poised to pull off the impossible. They seemingly Continue reading

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A tour of World Trade Center Tower 4 and Tower 7

September 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD

Dara McQuillan of Silverstein Properties took us Continue reading

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Queen Mary 2 coming into port

Queen Mary in portSeptember 27, 2014- I binge viewed six episodes Continue reading

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Confirmed: Brookfield Place now talking about “2016” as opening date

Brookfield entrance Liberty Street 9-28-2014September 24, 2014- BatteryPark.TV has been the only source to correctly warn the community that the Brookfield Place renovations had fallen far behind schedule, and that 2016 was the more likely opening date. Today, Continue reading

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Honey badger don’t give a shit

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

cropped-cropped-People-who-left-BPCA-thompson-anne-fenton-demitri-boutris-matt-monahan-gayle-horwitz-mateo1.jpgSeptember 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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Obama to visit Tribeca’s “White Street” restaurant

1 White StreetSeptember 29, 2014- The Post reports that President Obama will be part of a fundraiser at the newly opened Tribeca restaurant called White Street. Continue reading

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How I got into the government oversight business

September 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD

People often ask me how I got into journalism since I am a doctor. Many years ago, I joined a broker deal and became a financial analyst. The reports we wrote Continue reading

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Will Preet Bharara become the next United States Attorney General?

JPMorgan Chase To Pay 1.7B To Victims Of Madoff SchemeSeptember 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer

When news broke today that current United States Attorney General Eric Holder was resigning, the early intraday news 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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A squirrel and his nuts

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The Tunnel to Towers no longer fits well within BPC

September 28, 2014- The “Tunnel to Towers” events has been allowed to occupy and shut down all of Continue reading

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Why did the BPCA bend the rules to give a $100,000 website contract to a small company in Georgia?

September 23, 2014- By Steven E. Greer

The BPCA board held a meeting today. One of the agenda items was to have BPCA President Shari Hyman proudly present via projector the new Continue reading

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The Pier 26 boat house is introduced to the community

Boat house outside Continue reading

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BPCA violates anti-nepotism laws to make internal investigation go away, whistleblower claims

September 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer

BPCA Chairman and CEO Dennis Mehiel came into office on June 20, 2012. The President serving him at the time was Gayle Horwitz. Continue reading

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Review: Colonel Kurtz would have liked Khe-Yo

ApocalypseNowUpdate September 24, 2014- The Michelin guide of high-quality Continue reading

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Dragonfly 8-25-2015

Brown dragonfly C 8-25-2014 low Continue reading

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The Netflix Late Reviewer: “16 Acres”: How the biggest lightning rod in the world was made

 September 20, 2014- by Steven E. Greer

“16 Acres” is an excellent documentary that describes the politics behind the rebuilding of Ground Zero, and why it has taken so long. Continue reading

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