Category Archives: Featured Residents

Interview with restaurateur Danny Meyer

Dr. Steven Greer of BatteryPark.TV was given exclusive access to Danny Meyer at his newest establishment, the North End Grill. They discuss why he chose Battery Park City for his three new restaurants, and his philosophies that have led to … 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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Shinola CEO discusses the product line

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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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An afternoon with Madeline Lanciani of Duane Park Patisserie

February 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We were honored to meet and interview Tribeca’s baker, Madeline Lanciani, the owner of Duane Park Patisserie. She has been baking for more than 30 years, from her small bakery on quaint Duane … Continue reading

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Dean of Pace college discusses importance of face to face teaching

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Interview with the CEO of Shinola

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Interview with BASIS Independent Brooklyn

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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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I could have been a great thespian

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The Battery Place Market

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Letter: BPCA is a Greek fiefdom

I think that nobody is happy with this ongoing process within the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA). They fire people making below $50,000, but then they re-hire for the same position people with little different title but with double the … Continue reading

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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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Interview with ProPublica’s Editor and CEO Paul Steiger

(In full screen 1080i HD) June 15, 2012 By Steven Greer, MD In 2007, after the Wall Street Journal was acquired by News Corp, Paul Steiger, the managing editor of the paper, became the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of ProPublica. As … Continue reading

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PS 276 parents want buses allowed to take kids to school

November 22, 2013- Kate Godici, A local mother of kids at at PS 276 sent us this video to help promote her cause of allowing buses to send the kids to school. She wrote, “Hello! I am a mother of … Continue reading

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(Photo) Letter to editor: Low fog over Hudson

January 11, 2014- This Photo-letter was sent by Jonathan Jossen of Gateway Plaza.

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Photos 1-3-2014

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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

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CB1 has been given the green light to call for the end of the BPCA

December 3, 2013- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously exclusively reported that Mayor de Blasio was looking into the option allowed in the state law that governs the BPCA to buy the BPCA for $1. We have also exclusively reported … Continue reading

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Broadsheet, absent throughout Hurricane Sandy, posts self-congratulatory letter

November 16, 2012 The publisher of the local advertising flier The Broadsheet, Robert Simko, and his employee “Pulitzer” Matt Fenton, were both silent throughout the Hurricane Sandy aftermath, publishing nothing for days on end. Therefore, we find it quite offensive … Continue reading

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SouthWestNY adds new exhaust equipment

Update October 2, 2013- As a result of BatteryPark.TV reporting, the CB1 requested the owner of SouthWestNY to speak to the board about the complaints from the community (bel0w). Abraham Merchant explained that they have now installed a device to … Continue reading

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Photos of the 2013 BPC Block Party

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Glenn Plaskin lets his dog urinate on Cherry Tree Circle lawn

September 27, 2013- A viewer complained to us about a site they saw yesterday at 4:45 PM. Dog activist Glenn Plaskin had walked his dog onto the Cherry Tree circular lawn by the North Cove Marina and WFC. He then … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Misleading Downtown Express story about draconian cuts to BPC cultural events

September 25, 2013- In the Downtown Express, an amateur journalist reported that a mystery agency of “New York State” had forced the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) to make draconian cuts to various cultural programs within Battery Park City. The … 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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Celebrity Citi Bike spotting

June 8, 2013- Tyra Banks picked up a Citi Bike in Battery Park today.

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The 2011 9/11 Memorial Police Bagpipe Parade

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Election result for PS 276 School Leadership Team

July 18, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD New York State law mandates that public schools have School Leadership Teams, or SLT’s, comprised of teachers and parents. The positions are two-year terms. PS 276 hosted their election in June. Three … Continue reading

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Letter: Our parks are looking bad

August 12, 2013 Dear Ms. Fenton, and Mr. Monahan: Since my common charges are no longer being used to maintain the common areas of Battery Park City, I was wondering if there will be a credit passed along to the … Continue reading

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Speaker Sheldon Silver and Inspector Winski discuss Night Out

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and First Precinct Commanding Officer Inspector Winski discuss Night Out: The annual community outreach event of the NYPD. This year, Battery Park resident Anthony Notaro received a community achievement award. Speaker Silver also … Continue reading

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The Urban Farm

Warrie Price, President and Founder of the Battery Conservancy, gives Liz Conner a tour of the new Urban Farm growing vegetables

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A model for working with the City DOT on city planning

June 26, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD What became a true model for how the community can interact with the City Department of Transportation (DOT) to shape city planning architecture, a group of 11 people (BPC residents, CB1 members, … Continue reading

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Residents of Rector Place “terrorized” by pit bull

July 27, 2013- BatteryPark.TV has extensively reported on the dangers of certain breeds of dogs which have recently been banned from Gateway Plaza. In the New York Post is a story that hits home. The apartment building at 300 Rector … Continue reading

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Downtown Little League All Star Softball advances to championship

July 17, 2013- By Scott Morrison The girls (9 to 10 ages) Downtown Little League All Star Softball Team  just beat Garden City South, 2 to 0, in the 3rd game of the Section Tournament. They play in the Section … Continue reading

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Struggling Block Party needs your help

July 11, 2013- The annual BPC Block Party has been getting less impressive by the year, to put it nicely. Last year, the attendance was down and there were mostly lame commercial displays by local shops wanting more business, with … Continue reading

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Bombshell: The BPCA gives $500K to Manhattan Youth

(Center, Bob Townley who runs Manhattan Youth, From Clockwise: Former Chairman of the BPCA, Bill Thompson, Former President/CEO of the BPCA, Gayle Horwitz, BPCA senior executive Anne Fenton, Community Board 1 Chair, Katherine McVay Hughes, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Community … Continue reading

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What happened to the Colgate clock in Jersey City?

June 22, 2013- By Steven E. Greer A reader/viewer asked what happen to the Colgate clock landmark visible from Manhattan over in Jersey City. It was taken down for repair and will be replaced.  

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The Laughing Man Coffee V60 pour-over

Best viewed in 1080i HD full screen Barista Angel Gomez of Laughing Man Coffee demonstrates his V60 pour-over technique for brewing American coffee. Actor Hugh Jackman formed Laughing Man, with business partner David Steingard, and the profits go to charity … Continue reading

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