Category Archives: Events and Activities

The Pier 26 boat house is introduced to the community

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The combustion engine will go away sooner than people think

September 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I was noticing the strong presence of electric vehicles at this year’s car show on the esplanade. Not only did Tesla show up, but BMW sent their M8 electric car.

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The 2011 9/11 Memorial Police Bagpipe Parade

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Video tour of Ferrari convention on Battery Park City streets

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Photo tour of the Pier 26 free kayak center

August 17,2014- By Steven E. Greer Graeme Birchall has been running the free kayaking services at

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Exclusive: The NBA draws creeps to BPC

July 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Conrad Hotel is the preferred site now for the visiting NBA teams. They practice in the Asphalt Green gymnasium. Also, the hotel is far enough away from Midtwon to keep the … Continue reading

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A blonde invasion

June 20, 2014- Tomorrow is the longest day of the year, and the Swedes celebrate the Summer Solstice with a Midsummer’s Night event

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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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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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9/11 Spotlights

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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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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 Grand Banks oyster boat on Pier 25

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Cool music arrives to Seaport

August 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I was talking to a very senior TV executive on

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Battery Dance Company Presents The 33rd Annual Downtown Dance Festival

August 17, 2014- The 33rd Annual Downtown Dance Festival kicked off tonight.

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The Sixth Dennis Conner International Yacht Club Challenge in New York Harbor

Press release- NEW YORK, NY, August 11, 2014 – Nineteen teams of amateur club sailors from 14 nations will come together from August 15th to 17th to compete in the Sixth Dennis Conner International Yacht Club Challenge organized by

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Kayak activist receives threats

July 29, 2014- The Post has an article about the ferry boat horn honking, and in it they mention that the ringleader of the kayak activism,

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Too big for Manhattan

August 9, 2014- The 255-foot Amaryllis is too big for the North Cove Marina, where 144-feet or so is the maximum, so this rent-a-yacht is out in the harbor. You too can rent it, here.

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Durst wants more ferry boats

August 5, 2014- A real estate news aggregating blog reports that developer Durst, the same man who failed to gain control of

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Leo DiCaprio boats around North Cove in the Blue Pearl

August 25, 2013- Local resident and actor Leonardo DiCaprio took out Manhattan Sailing Club’s VIP cruiser, the Blue Pearl,

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