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BPC now has four of the best restaurants in NYC

August 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.

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The new menu at Blue Smoke is superb

August 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.

Posted in American, Barbeque, Battery Park City and BPCA, Reviews | 1 Comment

Review: Brushstroke Ichimura Sushi

July 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.

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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

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Interview with musician Simon Townshend at the City Winery

Posted in Music Bands, Nightlife, SoHo, Videos | 3 Comments

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

August 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

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Making a tomahawk steak

August 20, 2014- Using our new pan and knife, we sliced up some vegetables and fried up an outstandingly

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Legend on Set: Episode 2

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

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

Posted in Bar, Lounge, Reviews, SoHo, TriBeCa | 1 Comment

Brookfield Place will keep bike path closed for another year

August 27, 2014- Did we cause this story?

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The celebrity sunflowers of Downtown

August 25, 2014- Several community gardeners in Battery Park, at Albany Street and the West Side Highway, have grown extraordinary tall sunflowers this year.

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Residents of 70 Battery Place are next to be evicted

August 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”

Posted in - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA | 4 Comments

Homeless man sets up full bed on sidewalk

August 28, 2014- A Lower East Side blog reports that a homeless man got creative and set up a full bed with mattress on Bowery.

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NYC’s Scarlet Letter for restaurants

August 28, 2014- Commercial Observer reports on the Health Department’s letter grading system, calling it a Scarlett Letter.

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BPC CB1 agneda for September 2nd

9/2 Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM Location: Battery Park City Library, 175 North End Avenue 1) Safety of intersection of Liberty and West Streets – Discussion with NYS and NYC DOT* 2) Sidewalk café regulations – Presentation by Michael Levine, CB1 Planning … Continue reading

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Tribeca’s Bâtard gets 3 stars in NYT

August 26, 2014- All of the hack reviewers who rushed to review Bâtard for their blogs,

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PEP snooze, people robbed on Pier 25

August 27, 2014- A few people playing sports on Pier 25 were robbed of the usual (iPhones, etc). The lack of proper patrolling by park officers is a chronic problem.

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Interview with the CEO of Shinola

Posted in BIkes, Featured Residents, Jewelry, TriBeCa, Videos, Wall Street | 1 Comment

Tour of the new Stuyvesant Community Center

June 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The new and improved Stuyvesant Community Center (SCC) opened its doors to the community today. For selfish reasons, I should not post this article, to keep a good thing to ourselves, but … Continue reading

Posted in - Real estate, Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Gyms and Pools, Schools, Sports and fitness, Tip of the Week, TriBeCa | 1 Comment

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.

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