4-way stop signs installed on West Thames

Stop sign at SW corner West Thames South EndJuly 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer

After two-years of community effort, getting Continue reading

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Photos 7-22-2017

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Fireworks 7-22-2014

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Eric Bromberg discusses his new Blue Ribbon Sushi coming to Brookfield Place

Update July 23, 2014- They got the TCO and will open Monday. Continue reading

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Drew Nieporent’s new Bâtard draws complaints about noise

July 23, 2014- The Eater blog sent 80-year-old Gael Greene to review Drew Nieporent’s newest restaurant, Bâtard, and Continue reading

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Review: Racines NY, the French are winning me over

Chicken Racines

Update July 22, 2014- The NYT review came out and they got 2-stars from Pete Wells, with this nice comment, “Some New Yorkers will keep Continue reading

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7 kittens in synchrony

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Using shell company 501c non-profits is common form of corruption

Trio arrestedMarch 6, 2014- The recent conviction of a New York State Assemblyman, William Boyland, details how elected officials and others in the power grid on New York love to form noble sounding non-profits as tax-exempt 501c’s then funnel money from them into personal pockets.

The NYT reports how Continue reading

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DOJ now has Cuomo’s Moreland Commission anti-corruption records

Cuomo

Update May 28, 2014- The WSJ reports that the DOJ has instructed state officials to not destroy any documents obtained by the Moreland commission.

May 13, 2014- The Post reports that the Federal DOJ now has the New York State Moreland Anti-Corruption Commission files, and is scouring over them. Continue reading

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The new Laughing Man doing well

New laughing Man zoom lowJuly 22, 2014- Laughing Man coffee relocated to a larger spot, and is doing much better now. They are located in the NYMEX building by Continue reading

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Review: Little Muenster

Little Muenster classic with baconJuly 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer

I was bored and decided Continue reading

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Outrageous: Brookfield shuts off only detour at ground level to spite P.J. Clarke’s

Green Monster comes to BrookfieldJuly 22, 2014- Opinion by Steven E. Greer

The Canadian real estate bullies who run Brookfield Properties, who have been allowed to get away with anything, no matter how great Continue reading

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The Pier A beer garden is part of a bigger city plan to turn waterfront properties into concert venues

July 15, 2015- By Steven E. Greer

The controversial Pier A beer garden, that succeeded in winning the broadest and most powerful of liquor licenses and will become Continue reading

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Complaints about dogs in dog-free grass parks

Dog on west thames grassUpdate July 22, 2014- This was spotted today. She is likely from FiDi using the lawn as her personal dog sewer. Continue reading

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North End Grill finally gets a real patio

North End Grill patio 1North End Gril patioJuly 19, 2014- Finally, Continue reading

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Sheldon Silver spends $7.5 Million on legal defense fees, and takes it from campaign funds

Sheldon Silver accusers in federal courtJuly 22, 2014- The Daily News reports, “Scandal-scarred Continue reading

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45 years ago, a humble man from Ohio landed on the moon

Neil ArmstrongJuly 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD

Forty-five-years ago tomorrow (July 20th, 1969), Neil Armstrong became the first human to step onto the moon, with his poignant and profound proclamation, Continue reading

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You gotta “pay to play” to get NY State construction contracts

Mehiel 1-28-2014July 21, 2014- The NY Post reports that several construction contractors awarded state jobs then turned around and promptly donated cash to the Cuomo-2014 campaign. Continue reading

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Celebrities and athletes spotted in the hood

July 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer

Yesterday evening, I was riding a bike southbound on the HRP path, and skateboarding northbound towards me was a man in shorts, green T-shirt, Continue reading

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Chambers Street by City Hall shaping up

Chambers toward City Hall lowJuly 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer

BP.TV first reported that Chambers Street was becoming gentrified, and that top-notch restaurants were key. Continue reading

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