Category Archives: Child care

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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Millennials, a fading nation, and who’s to blame

March 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Pew research people have a book out, “The Next America: Boomers, Millennials”,  and it has me thinking. I never really thought about it, but labeling the demise of a society as … Continue reading

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Mayor de Blasio starts Office to Combat Domestic Violence

March 27, 2014- Mayor de Blasio’s administration has a special office to combat domestic violence. Kirsten DeFur, MPH, discussion the functions of the office at the monthly First Precinct meeting.  

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Book review: “ADHD Does Not Exist” By Richard Saul, MD

March 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Richard Saul, MD strived to be provocative with his new book ADHD Does Not Exist. He not only succeeded, but also backed up his bold assertion with ample sound logic and supporting data. … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Special computer screen RX glasses

March 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD We recently posted a tip about how to order special prescription glasses to help people with presbyopia see their computer screens. This author just received his own glasses, and they are fantastic. … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Try the Warby Parker bricks and mortar store

April 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I previously extolled the virtues of online optical stores that have broken the mold of the old eyeglass cartel, and sell high quality prescription glasses for as little as $35. I explained … Continue reading

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Major new addition to CB1: Andrew Zelter

April 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The list of new CB1 appointees was released to BatteryPark.TV by the Manhattan Borough President’s office (see chart at bottom). There were few changes amongst the old guard, but a very significant … Continue reading

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Dean of Pace college discusses importance of face to face teaching

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A discussion of the Seaport area with Head of Blue School

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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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Interview with Head of Blue School in the Seaport

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Exclusive: BPCA hires engineer team to redesign streets

April 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has previously reported on the temporary plans of the City DOT that will make South End Avenue and West Thames safer. The installation of concrete medians and painted curbs, etc., was … Continue reading

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Sheldon Silver’s stop sign not helping PS 276

April 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The all-powerful State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s solution to the extremely unsafe road in front of PS 276 was to have the DOT place a stop sign. Local resident and mother of … Continue reading

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Interview with BASIS Independent Brooklyn

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Exclusive: New daycare coming soon to Brookfield Place

March 10, 2014- The Bright Horizons daycare is coming soon. It is the construction going on at 1 WFC at the sidewalk level, across from Gristedes and SouthWestNY. The workers said that the company made walk-throughs and hope to open … Continue reading

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Asphalt Green swimming programs and scholarships

May 25, 2013- Recent graduate from Léman Manhattan Preparatory School, Sammy Sherman, and the Director of Aquatics for Asphalt Green, Bryan Beary, discuss the Asphalt Green aquatics programs. Each year, numerous young adults trained by Asphalt Green go on to NCAA … Continue reading

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The private “Blue School” to add middle school

March 30, 2014- The private Blue School, started by the cast of the Blue Man Group, acquired a Seaport building on 233 Water, adjacent to their existing school, and will add a middle school next year.

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City public school system fails to properly teach 77% of kids

March 30, 2014- As Mayor de Blasio plans to attack the charter school system, a report is out that shows a whopping 77% of “college” students at CUNY need remedial math, thanks to the wonderful public school system.

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Exclusive: Bob Townley’s Manhattan Youth investigated by State Attorney General

March 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Bob Townley is the founder and operator of the Manhattan Youth Recreation and Resources Inc, a 501c New York State regulated non-profit. It operates the community center on 120 Warren Street as well … Continue reading

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Is sugar (fructose) a poison?

Robert Lustig, MD of the UCSF division of endocrinology and metabolism has become one of the more vocal and credible critics of the pervasive dietary sugar, whether it be in the form of table sugar (sucrose, which is a glucose … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Stuyvesant pool day passes for $12

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Downtown Boathouse to open at Pier 26 in April

March 13, 2014- Letter from Graeme Birchall, President, Downtown Boathouse Hi Steve, At CB1 Tribeca Committee meeting that was held last night, the Hudson River Park Trust announced that the Downtown Boathouse has won the bid to run the Pier … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Lighted ballfields free for public to use until the Spring

December 21, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD With the return of the outdoor lighting for the ballfields on Murray Street by Asphalt Green, the BPCA-funded Parks Conservancy is offering use of the field, free to the public. From now … Continue reading

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Pre-K Guide: How to Score a Seat for Your Child

March 5, 2014- DNAinfo reports, “It’s a tale of two cities when it comes to competition for free pre-K seats in the city’s public schools.”

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City DOE treats Sheldon Silver like a lame duck

March 1, 2014- A local blog reported on the most recent “Sheldon Silver Overcrowding Task Force”. The article stated, “Silver himself had asked Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña for an amendment to the plan that would at least double the number … Continue reading

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Letter: I am sick of Townley using BPCA as his piggy bank

Letter to the Editor September 26, 2013- By BPC Parent I am sick of Bob Townley using BPCA as his piggy bank. Why should BPCA pay him 750,000? He already gets money from the city for every child enrolled in … Continue reading

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My Grandmother: a pioneer in education of sorts

February 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD My mother posted the note, below, her site today. It is about her mother’s (my grandmother) 100th birthday. I found it interesting as it relates to women’s education in the 1930′s and … Continue reading

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Kids Stuff: Grand Central Holiday Train Show

February 18, 2014- The FiDi kids’ blog FiDiFamilies reports on a model train show taking place in Grand Central Station.

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Letter: Secondhand pot smoke plagues Gateway Plaza

February 14, 2014 Dear Editor, Gateway not only has a problem with electricity,  but it is becoming a POT den. This is not a Friday night thing. It is every night…very Heavy pot from 6pm -12, so strong that if … Continue reading

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Sheldon Silver unable to get a traffic light for PS 276

February 14, 2014- A blast email from Speaker Sheldon Silver’s office proudly states that his office was able to have the City DOT install a stop sign in front of PS 276, in the wake of the crossing guard being … Continue reading

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Is Sheldon Silver really fighting for more schools?

  December 3, 2013- By Steven E. Greer MD Some of State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s proudest accomplishments are the new schools that he takes credit for building. He even has a School Overcrowding Task Force that is finding ways … Continue reading

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Feckless CB1 and Sheldon Silver fail to bring new schools Downtown, again

Update February 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The new City DOE Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced revisions to the old Bloomberg plan for new schools, and Downtown “aint gettin nothin”, so to speak. Despite Downtown Manhattan being one of the … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Bob Townley and Sheldon Silver’s push to take over Stuyvesant Community Center has stalled

February 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BP.TV has learned that the “Kabuki Theater” produced by Sheldon Silver’s office and Bob Townley’s Manhattan Youth community center, which expressed “outrage” over the closure of the Stuyvesant Community Center, has gone silent. 

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BPCA promises action on unsafe street crossing at PS 276

February 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer At the CB1 meeting tonight, at the end of the meeting as “new business”, the topic of the recent accidents in front of PS 276 on Battery Place were discussed. In the audience … Continue reading

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P.S. 276 Crossing Guard Hit by Car at ‘Unsafe’ Intersection, Police Say

February 3, 2014- DNAinfo reports, “A school crossing guard was struck by a passing cab as she stood on duty outside of Battery Park City’s P.S./I.S. 276 at an intersection that parents and police say is unsafe. “I’m very concerned … Continue reading

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PS 276 to cut Pre-K classes to make way for new kindergarten

January 31, 2014- DNAinfo reports, that the school overgrowing problem Downtown is getting worse, “Despite a tremendous demand for more pre-K seats, two Downtown public schools will be forced to shut down their pre-K programs next fall, to make room … Continue reading

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Do the data support Mayor Bloomberg’s public health and safety legacy?

February 6, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD More than reform of the public school system or racial harmony, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s legacy will undoubtedly be his innovative and controversial measures to deal with public health and safety issues. His … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Making 2-minute walnut blueberry oatmeal

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Are you really gluten intolerant?

March 9, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD Do you really have a problem digesting gluten? An NPR story recently covered this growing trend of Americans avoiding gluten. One third of Americans claim to be cutting down on products with … Continue reading

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Tips of the Week: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and how to cure it

January 23, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD Thanks to a few medical doctors, most notably Robert Lustig of UCSF, it is becoming known that humans can develop fatty liver disease even if they do not consume alcohol. Certain foods … Continue reading

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