Category Archives: Events and Activities

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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MSG bails out struggling Tribeca Film Festival

March 23, 2014- By Steven E. Greer With American Express having stopped the funding for the Tribeca Film Festival last year, and the increasing irrelevance of the event, the festival has been on life support. In fact, the home base … Continue reading

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Faberge’s Big Egg Hunt

April 3, 2014- Faberge’s Big Egg Hunt has displayed uniquely decorated eggs throughout the city, which be auctioned off at the end.

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Human error caused Seaport ferry boat crash

April 9, 2014- BatteryPark.TV has previously reported that the various ferry boat companies serving Downtown are unnecessarily risking lives by having only one human at the helm.

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Now that’s entertainment: Queen of the Night performing arts dinner show

January 30, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Are you bored to tears of Tribeca, and tired of flying to LA for good old fashioned hedonistic fun? Do you miss the glory days of The Box on Chrystie Street circa 2005, with … Continue reading

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

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The Corporate Sailing League

For information, contact Commodore Michael Fortenbaugh at 212-945-6363 or mike@myc.org.  

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Exclusive: Big guns come to the aid of the ferry boat noise nuisance

March 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD

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

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Images from the St. Patrick’s Day parade

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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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Traditional Irish music

BatteryPark.TV is pleased to feature The Craobh Naithí Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, which is an organization based in Dublin, Ireland that teaches and promotes traditional Irish music. The group is on a New York tour and stopped by the … Continue reading

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New Yorker Magazine covers our story on kayak activists

July 23, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD In the July 29th edition of New Yorker Magazine, journalist Nick Paumgarten covered our exclusive story about kayak activists in Midtown forcing the ferry boats docking in Battery Park City to honk … Continue reading

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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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Brookfield ice rink closes, ends a successful season

March 12, 2014- The Brookfield ice rink has closed due to warm weather.

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How to use the Irish Memorial for events

) February 6, 2014- Since the owner of the Irish Memorial, the BPCA, seems to be wanting it to fade away by intentional neglect and refusal to schedule events at the location, BP.TV inquired about the process for groups to … 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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Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio at North Cove Marina

Trailer out for “Wolf of Wall Street” filmed all over Downtown September 24, 2012 By Commodore Michael Fortenbaugh Excitement is in the air at Dennis Conner’s North Cove.  In addition to the normal hails of starboard and port, new hails … Continue reading

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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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Ballfields for use on Governors Island

February 26, 2014- At the CB1 monthly meeting, it was announced that the new ballfields on Governors Island are available for use. Apply for permits here. You will need to take the ferry. Also, the nearby Staten Island Ferry, which … Continue reading

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Rare Ferrari 275 GTB worth $7 Million parks by Ritz-Carlton

Update February 22, 2014- As the wealthy look for more alternative forms of investment, rare cars are now the latest form of currency. A Ferrari sold for $21 Million this week August 23, 2013- This 1967 (or 68?) Ferrari 275 … Continue reading

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Wednesday Jazz at the Winter Garden

February 12, 2014- Every Wednesday at 12:00, until February 26, the Brookfield Place Winter Garden will have free concerts with jazz duos. Today, the act was George Cables on piano and Steve Turre on trombone. On February 19- Aruan Ortiz, … Continue reading

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Brookfield Place ice sculptures

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Snowboarding on the streets of New York City

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Letter to Rep. Nadler about ferry boat horn problem

) To: Celine Mizrahi, Staffer for Rep. Jerrold Naddler Ms. Mizrahi, I received your email as a possible contact in Rep. Nadler’s office. If you are the incorrect contact, would you please forward my note to the correct person. I read … Continue reading

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Tribeca Grand Valentine package invites guests to shag on painting canvas

February 7, 2014- The Daily Mail reports, “In a bid to make this Valentine’s Day a special night to remember, one hotel is inviting guests to cover themselves in paint and make love on canvas. The Tribeca Grand in New … 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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Ralph Lauren botches another Olympic with bad taste

January 26, 2014- Recall, for the 2012 summer Olympics, designer Ralph Lauren was criticized for having his Olympic team uniforms manufactured in China. Somehow, he got the contract again for the 2014 Olympics. This time, he learned his lesson, and … Continue reading

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North End Grill spicy short-rib Super Bowl hoagie

January 29, 2014- Chef Floyd has made this short-rib hoagie with Tabasco sauce for Super Bowl takeout orders. Call (646) 747-1600

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Super Bowl fireworks on the Hudson

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North Cove’s Arabella arrives in St Thomas

January 14, 2014- Commodore Mike Fortenbaugh is on his annual Caribbean sailing tour. This year, he is commanding their headquarters-slash-sailing-yacht, the Arabella, on the voyage. You can track the ship here. Let’s see if he makes a stop in Colombia … 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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Boat rides for kids from North Cove Marina

Project City Kids offers free boat rides from North Cove Marina out to Governor’s Island and the Statue of Liberty, free for kids, $10 for adults. Liz Conner interviewed one of the Captains, Richard Dorfman. The boat they use is … Continue reading

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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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Christmas Tree lighting

Best viewed in full-screen mode, 1080i HD

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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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Zamboni

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The Brookfield Place ice rink to open Saturday

November 10, 2013- The ice is being created now and the rink should open this week. November 3, 2013- Last year, the BPCA, headed by VP of Operations Anne Fenton (who was a press person for local politicians prior to … Continue reading

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Chocolate skulls galore

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