Category Archives: Best of Downtown

Mighty Quinn’s BBQ: The review

April 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV previously posted the 13-minute-long “documentary” video on the award-winning Mighty Quinn’s barbeque team of Hugh Mangum and Micha Magid. They are opening in May another Mighty Quinn’s in the Brookfield Place … Continue reading

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Buy a real dragon egg for Easter

March 22, 2014- Master chocolatier and artist, Håkan Mårtensson of FIKA Tribeca, is preparing some special treats for Easter. Among them are Game of Thrones dragon eggs!

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Interview with Ed Hogan of Brookfield Properties about retail leasing strategies

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Road trip: West 26th Street has become a live music destination

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BPCA refuses to organize any St Patrick’s Day event at Irish Memorial

Update March 14, 2014- BPCA’s Robin Forst confirmed that the BPCA had made no effort to organize any sort of event at the memorial for St. Patrick’s day. January 30, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Irish Memorial in … Continue reading

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Suggestions for Valentine’s Day

January 28, 2013 If you are looking for a unique package for Valentine’s day, we suggest the following (post your own suggestions as well): Old fashioned Valentine’s day cards: In the Seaport is Bowne Printers offering old fashioned printing press … Continue reading

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ManuelRacim made-to-measure shirts

December 6, 2013- By Steven E. Greer In our quest to find quality clothing made from genuine materials, we visited ManuelRacim (MR) made-to-measure shirts on Hudson Street by Duane Street (near Bouley restaurant). Tip: How to avoid buying junk clothing

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Blue Smoke’s cheeseburger and fries

June 22, 2013- We tried the new version of the Blue Smoke cheeseburger and fries and can proclaim that it is the best in the area. As with the chicken sandwich, the in-house made bun is sturdy enough to prevent … Continue reading

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“Stay classy” for New Year’s Eve 2013

December 28th, 2013- By Steven E. Greer To quote the great Ron Burgundy, if you want to “Stay classy” this New Year’s Eve, we recommend some of these events:

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Toy train exhibit at North Cove Marina

December 15, 2013- The William Wallace barge has been converted into a really neat thing for the kids, lasting until December 24th. After missing last year due to Hurricane Sandy, North Cove Marina’s Commodore Michael Fortenbaugh has restarted the tradition … Continue reading

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Finally, Whole Foods serves real ice cream

December 21, 2013- By Steven E. Greer Whole Foods in Tribeca has an ice cream and coffee station near the exit. It has always served gelato, not real ice cream. We noticed that they have now switched to an artisan … Continue reading

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A $7 gourmet French brunch at Francois Payard Bakery

Above, the Croque Monsieur french ham and gruyere cheese with bechamel on our white pullman loaf, and a Pain Au Chocolat (croissant with small amount of chocolate inside). Below, the Quiche loraine and chocolate filled croissant at Francois Payard Bakery

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What people are actually ordering in

November 11, 2013- By Steven E. Greer The Holy Grail in marketing is to know exactly what people purchase, with associated demographics and locations. Then, marketers want to understand the consumer’s reaction to the product. With restaurants, various online sites … Continue reading

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The Laughing Man Coffee V60 pour-over

Best viewed in 1080i HD full screen Barista Angel Gomez of Laughing Man Coffee demonstrates his V60 pour-over technique for brewing American coffee. Actor Hugh Jackman formed Laughing Man, with business partner David Steingard, and the profits go to charity … Continue reading

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Famed Totonno’s Pizza reopens after being destroyed by Sandy

Update: March 27, 2013 Totonno’s is finally reopening. Here’s the story Update: November 27, 2012 The NYT reports how Hurricane Sandy has shut down the famed Totonno’s We took a road trip to Coney Island to taste “The best pizza … Continue reading

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Danny Meyer tours his new Blue Smoke BBQ in Battery Park

 

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Danny Meyer tours his newest Shake Shack in Battery Park

*** BatteryPark.TV has selected this establishment as a Best of Downtown for french fries

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Beans & Greens

November 8, 2012 Beans&Greens is now offering a breakfast grill menu, as well as custom hot cereals. February 13, 2012 For an all-organic salad and soup lunch, one can now go to the new Beans&Greens that opened up on the … Continue reading

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The North End Grill

Zagat ranked North End Grill as Best New Restaurant in the 2013 guide. The New York Times only gave 2-stars, so they got it wrong again. Of note, the stellar views out the windows of North End Grill, of a … Continue reading

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Uber car service could make yellow cabs and livery town cars obsolete

August 15, 2012  By Steven Greer We tried the Uber car service and highly recommend it. Anyone with a smart phone can click a button and the nearest town car, Mercedes, or SUV arrives. The drivers are tracked with customer … Continue reading

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The best Oatmeal-White-Chocolate-Walnut cookie in Manhattan

*** BatteryPark.TV has selected this establishment as a Best of Downtown for Oatmeal-White-Chocolate-Walnut cookie Click images for full screen Holy Cow Bakery is now offering oatmeal-white-chocolate-walnut cookies. The cookies are chewy and packed with walnuts. They sell out fast.  

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Battery Place Market in Goldman Sachs

*** BatteryPark.TV has selected this establishment as a Best of Downtown for Chocolates The Battery Place Market of south BPC has opened a smaller satellite store in the shop alley of Goldman Sachs. We will have a full video tour … Continue reading

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Crumbs Bake Shop in the Setai: The best cupcake Downtown

***BatteryPark.TV has selected this establishment as the best cupcake Downtown (212) 792-6193 40 Broad Street New York, NY 10004

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The best chocolate cookie perhaps in Manhattan

François Payard Bakery has a flourless chocolate cookie loaded with walnuts that you have to try. The moist nature of macarons are caused by the flourless ingredients. This cookie has the moistness of a macaron and the rich chocolate and … Continue reading

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Francois Payard ice cream and sorbet sandwiches arrive

June 8, 2012 François Payard Bakery is now offerng seasonal ice cream and sorbet sandwiched between macarons. Flavors include mango, chocolate, coconut, pistachio/raspberry, passion fruit/cheesecake, and vanilla. *** BatteryPark.TV has selected François Payard Bakery as a Best of Downtown for Pastries, … Continue reading

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Yushi Sushi

*** BatteryPark.TV has selected this establishment as a Best of Downtown for sushi Please post your comments in the section below 4 World Financial Ctr # 4 New York (212) 945-3096 We spoke with the new new operating partner of … Continue reading

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Francois Payard Bakery

*** BatteryPark.TV has selected this establishment as a Best of Downtown for Pastries, breakfast and lunch sandwiches You can rate this restaurant here, and can post your opinions and experiences with this business in the comments section (In full screen … Continue reading

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Smart entrepreneurs making healthier chocolate bars without high fructose corn syrup

In full screen 1080i HD Smart entrepreneurs have spotted a huge demand for healthier chocolate bars. Much like the alternative drinks that have displaced traditional Coke and Pepsi, boutique markets are carrying a wide variety of chocolates that are made … Continue reading

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BPC has gourmet Easter chocolates this year

(In full screen 1080iHD) Jacques Torres chocolate is now available at Battery Place Market, and François Payard’s chocolate is down the strip a few doors. To learn more about what makes fine chocolate different from cheaper types, we refer you … Continue reading

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Cheers. Vintry Fine Wines is here! (and high tech too)

**** BatteryPark.TV has selected this store as Best of Downtown for wine and liquor You can also rate this store here, and please post comments in the section at the bottom.  January 14, 2012 By Steven Greer, MD Harry Poulakakos … Continue reading

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Wei West

*** BatteryPark.TV ranks this establishment as Best of Downtown for traditional Chinese You can rate this restaurant here. Also, please post you reviews and opinions in the comments section below. Located in the alley between Goldman Sachs and the Conrad hotel, … Continue reading

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