Category Archives: Charities Philanthropy

At NYC green markets, the cash is greener than the vegetables

July 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Catherine McVay Hughes and the other geniuses of the CB1 have helped make the newly vacated spot south of Ground Zero

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The River to River festival: What is it and who is getting rich?

June 10, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The River to River Festival kicks off June 19th and lasts through the 29th. Some promotional fliers mailed out were nondescript. It was not clear what the event will be about, who the … Continue reading

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‘Plaza for a Day’ in Tribeca: kids classes and open space to play

To the Editor of Battery Park TV: We are a non profit organization in Tribeca.

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A hint of things to come soon: Fancy gala parties at Brookfield Place

February 25, 2014- As a hint of things to come soon when Brookfield Place opens their new shops, there was a fancy black tie ice skating party tonight. The event was hosted by the man who owns a spirits company.

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It just became more difficult to use a non-profit for personal gain in New York

January 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer There are certain templates for corruption commonly used by schmucks in New York. As previously reported, one of them is to form a “community center”. The awarding of   construction and other operational contracts … Continue reading

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The Great Thanksgiving Banquet by NYC Rescue Mission

James VarnHagen of the New York City Rescue Mission discusses their annual Great Thanksgiving banquet they host in their Tribeca homeless shelter. Prominent figures such as Police Chief Kelly turn out to help serve the needy. With the bad economy … Continue reading

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CB1 helps Bob Townley angle for BPCA bucks

September 30, 2013- Opinion by Steven E. Greer The Community Board 1 (CB1) sent out a blast email of a free advertisement for Bob Townley’s Tribeca community center, Manhattan Youth. It featured a large graphic of a senior citizen swimming, … Continue reading

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Why is Tribeca’s Bob Townley organizing the BPC block party?

September 3, 2013- (Originally posted 9/2/2013, updated 9/3/2013) By Steven E. Greer In the current online edition of the local advertising flier, The Broadsheet, a section discusses the upcoming BPC block party. The last sentence states, “Manhattan Youth is coordinating … Continue reading

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Trash on South End an eyesore and rat problem

April 15, 2013- Anyone walking about tonight saw a stunning site. An organized group of “Freegans” were sifting through the trash of Gristedes and Hudson Produce looking for food to eat.

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What is known about the finances for Manhattan Youth?

December 30, 2012, By Steven E. Greer, MD Bob Townley, the Executive Director of the Manhattan Youth community center on Warren Street, has been soliciting donations from the community in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. His emails state that the … Continue reading

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BPTV discusses Goldman Sachs on Fox Business

Unemployment and job creation via small business assistance is now the Obama administration’s top priority in the public arena and has been a concern for more than a year. Realizing this last November, the CEO of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, … Continue reading

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The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

June 8, 2012 By Mary Engels On Saturday, June 2nd, Clive Owen, Nacho Figueras, and Vanessa Kay hosted this year’s Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on Liberty State Park, which christened the event’s first year in their new location. Now in … Continue reading

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Ed Koch discusses homeless and politics

In the second part of our interview with Ed Koch, he discussed the growing homeless problem in Battery Park and how it is similar to New York City in the late 70’s when he was Mayor and the City was … Continue reading

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The Christmas Tree Lighting in Battery Park City of 2011

December 8, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD (In full screen 1080iHD) Toy donations can be made by contacting Stockings with Care or caroline@stockingswithcare.org  

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No doubt about it. That’s a farmer’s market.

August 4, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD In what could be the freshest vegetables and fruits in all of Manhattan, and the most verifiably organic farmer’s market in the city, the Urban Farm of the Battery Conservancy is now yielding … Continue reading

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Seasonal flu vaccination program

October 21 Councilmember Alan Gerson is sponsoring regional seasonal flue shots to be administered. These are NOT the swine flue, or H1N1, shots. To learn more, view the video and also call Alan Gerson’s office at (212) 788-7722

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The growing homeless problem in BPC

October 15th For the first time this decade, multiple homeless individuals are making the parks in Battery Park City their preferred location during the day. In particular, Wagner Park in front of the Jewish Heritage Museum is a popular spot. … Continue reading

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