Author Archives: Editor

Déjà vu: El Vez is plagued by the same things that hurt others on the block

November 23, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Last week, I was getting some exercise and walking on Vesey Street when I spotted a large family coming from the 9/11 Memorial looking

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

November 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.

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Brookfield Place delays, Child care, Gripes, Outdoor events, Sports and fitness, Wall Street | 2 Comments

If you build it, will they really come?

September 17, 2014- Opinion by Steven E. Greer With the imminent foreclosure of the fancy Trump SoHo in the news,

Posted in - Real estate, Op-Ed, Wall Street | 2 Comments

BatteryPark.TV reporting leads to ouster of PEP Captain Falcon

Update November 11, 2014- As we predicted on March 21st, below, Captain Falcon

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - NYPD First Precinct, -- In the News, Parks | Leave a comment

Downtown really needs a restaurant like this

November 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Nothing has changed at Hillstone in 15 years other than the name (it used to be Houston’s, but rumor has it that they changed it to avoid being labeled a “chain”

Posted in American, Barbeque, Reviews | 1 Comment

Plant transplant

November 20, 2014- This plant was dying because I added too much fertilizer, so I decided to do something radical. I did a complete

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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.

Posted in Battery Park City and BPCA, Financial District, Gardening, Outdoor events, Parks, Photography, World Trade Center | Leave a comment

From twig in the ground to this

October 17, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I planted this as a twig many moons ago. It has the best shape and color in the area.

Posted in Outdoor events, Parks, Photography, Wildlife | Leave a comment

The new Greer middle school at the Seaport

November 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer In February of this year, BatteryPark.TV observed during a CB1

Posted in - Real estate, -- In the News, Child care, Financial District, Schools, Seaport, Wall Street | 1 Comment

Lindsay Lohan is planning move to W Hotel in Financial District

November 17, 2014- The Daily News reports,

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Actor Steve Schirripa discusses BPC and his line of spaghetti sauces

Posted in Battery Park City and BPCA, Film Theater and TV, Groceries, Italian | 1 Comment

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

November 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Last week, I was at the small restaurant across from the Greenwich Hotel

Posted in Bar, Lounge, Hotels, Italian, Nightlife, Reviews, TriBeCa | Leave a comment

When hell freezes over

November 19, 2014- Before this park was built, there

Posted in Outdoor events, Parks, Photography, World Trade Center | Leave a comment

Brookfield looks to sell Brookfield Place

November 6, 2014- Brookfield Property Partners L.P. (NYSE: BPY) hosted

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Wall Street | 1 Comment

Bâtard is voted “Restaurant of the Year” by Eater readers

November 18, 2014- Eater selected restaurants for readers

Posted in -- In the News, Austrian, French, Reviews, TriBeCa | Leave a comment

Tip of the Week: American Giant brand, real cotton, All-American

November 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer In my quest to buy real clothing made of genuine materials,

Posted in Child care, Clothing, Sports and fitness, Tip of the Week, Wall Street | Leave a comment

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

November 19, 2014- Near BPC, on the south side of the WTC complex, a 41-year-old Managing Director at Citigroup,

Posted in -- In the News, Crime, Financial District, Guns, World Trade Center | 1 Comment

TD Bank proudly the sponsor of street graffiti

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A trait of good hospitality

October 14, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I was Citi-Biking on Hudson Street and saw Drew Nieporent on the sidewalk. I said, “Hey Drew…”. He looked around and said,

Posted in Restaurants, TriBeCa | Leave a comment

Teens busted on the mean streets of Tribeca for stealing Citi Bikes

November 8, 2014- Four teens were busted by NYPD for allegedly

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