Category Archives: Battery Park City and BPCA

Electeds want liquor license of Tribeca club revoked

April 20, 2014- The cabaret liquor license at the Greenhouse nightclub is in jeopardy. The State Liquor Authority is set to renew the license, and elected officials are urging the SLA not to do so due to the numerous cases … Continue reading

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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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Exclusive: Large beer garden planned for Pier A esplanade

April 17, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has learned that the $6 Million paved esplanade adjacent to the Pier A nightclub is scheduled to be turned into a

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The final El Vez signage

April 18, 2014- El Vez is set to open next week. The final signage is up, now in red motif to contrast much more nicely with the

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New chef for North End Grill selected: Eric Korsh

April 18, 2014- The NYT is reporting that Eric Korsh will be the next chef to run North End Grill and replace Floyd Cardoz. He comes from the French bistro Calliope, which closed down due to the bad economy, but … Continue reading

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Mighty Quinn’s BBQ: A documentary

Our interview became so in-depth that I jokingly call this a documentary. Enjoy.

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BPCA engages in same legal charades as Governor Christie

March 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Governor Christie recently used New jersey taxpayer dollars to fund an “investigation” of Bridgegate that used his personal defense lawyer as the investigator. Many called it a whitewash. Now, the New Jersey … Continue reading

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Ritz-Carlton could be evicted to make way for condos

April 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We previously commented on the new form of gentrification involving the merely wealthy being evicted by the ultra-wealthy in Battery Park City. The 22 River Terrace condo conversion, and others nearby, are driving … Continue reading

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Without community input, BPCA allows radiation beaming cell tower to go up

April 17, 2014- Opinion by Steven E. Greer, MD The South BPC community is getting worked up over the stealth installation of an unknown-height Verizon cell tower going in on top of 300 Albany Street, BatteryPark.TV first reported on this … Continue reading

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How much does it take to sway a CB1 member to do a 180?

March 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Over the last several years, as the Pier A project went from being the money pit of the city, to money pit of the BPCA, then to being a pure gift from the … Continue reading

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Review: Parm before it opens

March 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I became impatient waiting for the Battery Park City Parm to start construction, so I went to the homeland in Little Italy to try out the original Parm. It was a quick … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Milstein Properties continues to clean house at its Milford Management

April 17, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported on senior management changes within Milford Management (the apartment management company arm of Milstein properties), and that other changes were likely. We have now learned

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Exclusive: Pier A has acquired large chunks of BPC garages for valet parking rights

April 17, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has learned that many of the parking garages in Battery Park City have sold parking rights to the

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Iron Chef Jose Garces to open restaurant in Brookfield Place

March 11, 2014- The Eater blog reports that Iron Chef TV show winner Jose Garces is opening a full sit-down restaurant in Brookfield Place (i.e. not the food court section). There is no word yet on the type of restaurant, … Continue reading

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Super genius from Battery Park saves the global markets

March 30, 2014- CBS’ “60 Minutes” featured a fascinating story, written up by author Michael Lewis, about how high speed trading is just legalized front running of large clients trying to place orders. This was all discovered in 2008 by … Continue reading

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Should Gateway Plaza be condemned?

February 16, 2014- Opinion By Steven E. Greer BP.TV receives many letters to the editor, most of them being gripes about quality of life issues. The vast majority of the complaints come from Gateway Plaza residents upset about conditions in … Continue reading

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Teens dealing narcotics on Rector pedestrian bridge

April 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer This afternoon, a local couple (man, woman) who live on Rector Place approached NYPD officers dealing with a traffic matter to inform them of crime they had observed. According to the woman, she … Continue reading

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Review: Umami Burger is fast food management trying to be fine dining

April 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Umami Burger will be opening soon in Brookfield Place. I went up to their Greenwich Village location to try it out. I walked away feeling as if I was ripped off by a … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Pier A group misled CB1, applies for full cabaret liquor license

April 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV was informed today by the New York State Liquor Authority that the application filed by the Pier A restaurant group (The Poulakakos family and the Dermott Company) for Pier A deviates considerably … Continue reading

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Exclusive: CB1 was misled about Pier A liquor license

April 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer On March 4th, when the Poulakakos restaurant group presented to the CB1 for approval of a resolution in favor of their 4:00 AM liquor license at Pier A, Peter Poulakakos proudly stated that … Continue reading

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Tour buses line entire length of Battery Place

April 15, 2014- In what might be a hint of things to come when the Pier A event space opens, the entire length of Battery Place was jammed full of tour buses. The Ritz-Carlton did not know why they were … Continue reading

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Floyd Cardoz Exits North End Grill

April 11, 2014- In a very important move, BPC’s best restaurant, the North End Grill, has announced that Chef Floyd Cardoz is leaving. He might

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Exclusive look inside El Vez

April 9, 2014- El Vez folks preparing for opening in a few weeks (assuming no city holdups with permits) gave us a nice tour. We then asked for a photo. You can see the main bar, above. Outdoors, the

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NY Post covers the evictions going on at 22 River Terrace

April 15, 2014- The Post reports on the evictions taking place at 22 River Terrace, “Since tenants received a “red herring” in January, Centurion has refused to renew leases and has exercised an option to cancel others.

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Cuomo’s BPCA has the power to stop evictions at 22 River Terrace

April 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The BPC subcommittee of the CB1 discussed tonight the issue of the renters at 22 River Terrace who are being evicted by the new owners of the building as they convert to condos. … Continue reading

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Pier A to be “largest restaurant in NYC”

March 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer You might seriously want to be considering moving if you like Battery Park City for its quiet manicured parks and family-friendly environment. The Community Board tonight just rubberstamped a 4:00 AM liquor license … Continue reading

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Letter to State Liquor Authority: Do not allow the Pier A liquor license

April 13, 2014- By Delia von Neuschatz To: The New York State Liquor Authority Dear (name redacted) : I am a Battery Park City homeowner and resident writing to express my deep concern over the granting of a 7:00 AM … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor: The Rector Street Bridge should come down, and don’t build another one!

April 13, 2014- By Gerald Hanweck Dear Editor, Right on! And don’t build the new one, either. It’s a waste of money.

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POV video of the WTC base jump

Told you so. WTC parachutists finally charged. WTC parachutists had inside help from steel worker  

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Tear down the Rector Street bridge

April 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer When something unsightly sticks around for so long, people tend to tune it out and just accept it. Like an abandoned rubber tire plant in Akron or trash barges in the Fresh Kills, … Continue reading

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Ritz-Carlton condo sells in rare auction for $3 Million

Update April 9, 2014- This unit sold for $2.96 Million. March 12, 2014- Crain’s reports, “A condominium at the Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park will be hitting the auction block next month, marking one of the few times a luxury … Continue reading

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Time inc is moving to Brookfield Place

March 21, 2014- The NYT is reporting that Time inc, now located in the Time Warner building at Columbus Circle, is looking to relocate t Brookfield Place, in the second building.

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Once again, I was nearly road kill

April 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Once again, I was nearly turned into road kill today. Sadly for my enemies, I survived. I was walking northward on South End Avenue, east side of the street, crossing Rector Place.

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Former BPC resident, now State Health Commissioner, Dr. Nirav Shah, forced out

April 9, 2014- The Post reports that former long-time BPC resident, Dr. Nirav Shah, is being ousted after scandals related to lack of inspections of abortion clinics. “State Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah is stepping down amid criticism over his … Continue reading

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Leo Di Caprio buys neighbors, doubles his BPC apartment

March 17, 2014- A real estate blog reports that actor Leonardo Di Caprio is not only staying put in his BPC apartment at 2 River Terrace, but bought out his neighbors for $8 Million, presumably to expand.

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Interview with Ed Hogan of Brookfield Properties about retail leasing strategies

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The BPC truck stop

April 9, 2014- A resident of North BPC made a funny comment, calling the situation on North End Avenue so bad, that it is a truck stop.

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Details emerge on condo conversion of Verizon building on West Street

April 11, 2014- In a Bloomberg article, details emerged of the condo conversion plans for the historic Verizon building on West Street, across from Goldman Sachs and WTC.

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A new form of Downtown gentrification: One percenters evicting the mere wealthy

March 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has reported on several cases recently of wealthy families with incomes over six-figures, renting apartments that cost well more than $3,000 per month, who have been evicted as their buildings were … Continue reading

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Rajkumar refuses to address key plagiarism charges

April 10, 2014- The Downtown Express has posted an update to their story about the lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar being accused of plagiarism by competing lawyers. It seems that the three law firms will now join up and battle LeFrak and … Continue reading

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