Category Archives: Battery Park City and BPCA

Residential tower on Greenwich to be taller than Freedom Tower

September 2, 2014- A real estate blog posted new drawings of the absurdly tall residential tower going in on Greenwich

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Will there be a German beer festival next to the Jewish Holocaust Museum?

June 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD With the real possibility that the SLA will allow the Poulakakos team to have the rights to serve beer on the large 5,000 square-foot, BPCA-funded, plaza, under construction now, what will this … Continue reading

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Good Samaritan told to stop clearing the weeds

August 30, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We previously reported on a good Samaritan volunteer, Michael Carthins, working with the Doe Foundation, who took it upon himself

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CB1′s Fratta outraged over Pier A

September 24, 2013- At the CB1 joint session tonight, Treasurer John Fratta expressed outrage over Pier A being given away to a private company (the Poulakakos Group) after tax payer money (more than $35 Million and counting) was used to … Continue reading

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Pier A plans are “A slap in the face to Italian Americans”

Update: June 25, 2011 The oyster bar wins It appears as if the BPCA is not backing down on its subversive plans to turn Pier A into a for-profit bar (see below). John Fratta, leading opponent to the bar plan … Continue reading

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Head of NYC Consumer Affairs opposes Pier A

April 24, 2014- The newly appointed head of the city’s Consumer Affairs Department, Julie Menin, discusses her opposition to making Pier A a private restaurant.

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The new Blue Smoke fried chicken

August 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Jean-Paul Bourgeois is rolling out his new menu at Blue Smoke. We tried the fried chicken, which now has one extra piece,

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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”

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Rain during sunshine

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Blue Smoke Blues

August 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Blue Smoke is offering live blues music now. It is a very small proof of concept stage, but it is a start.

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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.

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Downtown Dance Festival: Day 2

August 18, 2014- The second day of the Downtown Dance Festival featured

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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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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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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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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

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Please do not come back, Dîner en Blanc

August 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I was in Midtown eating last night and saw a Citi Bike rack. On an impulse, I hopped on and rode home. The weather was great.

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Dragonfly 8-25-2015

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New bank to possibly open in BPC

August 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer One of the agenda items of the editorial staff of BatteryPark.TV (i.e. me) has been to recruit more banks to open branches in BPC.

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Exclusive: El Vez gets an A

August 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD El Vez just had their first health inspection and they were awarded the “A” in the letter

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