Category Archives: Financial District

Dean of Pace college discusses importance of face to face teaching

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Letter to the Editor: The Rector Street Bridge should come down, and don’t build another one!

April 13, 2014- By Gerald Hanweck Dear Editor, Right on! And don’t build the new one, either. It’s a waste of money.

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Tear down the Rector Street bridge

April 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer When something unsightly sticks around for so long, people tend to tune it out and just accept it. Like an abandoned rubber tire plant in Akron or trash barges in the Fresh Kills, … Continue reading

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A discussion of the Seaport area with Head of Blue School

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Teens dealing narcotics on Rector pedestrian bridge

April 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer This afternoon, a local couple (man, woman) who live on Rector Place approached NYPD officers dealing with a traffic matter to inform them of crime they had observed. According to the woman, she … Continue reading

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Exclusive: CB1 was misled about Pier A liquor license

April 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer On March 4th, when the Poulakakos restaurant group presented to the CB1 for approval of a resolution in favor of their 4:00 AM liquor license at Pier A, Peter Poulakakos proudly stated that … Continue reading

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Gilded Age clothing

April 3, 2014- Story and photos by Mary Engels Gilded Age kept its doors open late last night to showcase their Spring collection. Hand-painted Salvage denim washed in a natural indigo dye, over-dyed tees in lighter colors of blue and … Continue reading

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Interview with Ed Hogan of Brookfield Properties about retail leasing strategies

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Details emerge on condo conversion of Verizon building on West Street

April 11, 2014- In a Bloomberg article, details emerged of the condo conversion plans for the historic Verizon building on West Street, across from Goldman Sachs and WTC.

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Interview with Head of Blue School in the Seaport

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A new form of Downtown gentrification: One percenters evicting the mere wealthy

March 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has reported on several cases recently of wealthy families with incomes over six-figures, renting apartments that cost well more than $3,000 per month, who have been evicted as their buildings were … Continue reading

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Told you so. J&R by City Hall is closing

  Update April 10, 2014- File this under “Told you so”. J&R is indeed closing. BatteryPark.TV was the first to use super-sleuth investigative reporting techniques to confirm that J&R was indeed closing. We inform. March 20, 2014- A local blog … Continue reading

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Pace College Dean speaks about changes to FiDi

February 28, 2014- By Steven E. Greer In Part 2 of our interview with Pace University’s Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Nira Hermann, we discuss the dramatic changes to the neighborhood near her Spruce Street campus.

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Pier A to be “largest restaurant in NYC”

March 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer You might seriously want to be considering moving if you like Battery Park City for its quiet manicured parks and family-friendly environment. The Community Board tonight just rubberstamped a 4:00 AM liquor license … Continue reading

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Restaurant tip of the Week: Don’t do what Morton’s did

March 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The Morton’s steak house near the 9/11 Memorial invited me to stop by and do the usual photo review. We make genuine new articles, not infomercials, and are never censored or told what … Continue reading

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Letter to editor: Margaret Chin does not represent Downtown

March 19, 2014- By Battery Park Dad Regarding recent comments on BatteryPark.TV about Councilwoman Margaret Chin representing only Chinatown and city unions, I couldn’t agree more. If you want to make sure the Chinatown Senior Centers get their funding (and … Continue reading

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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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Will Vesey Street become a Downtown version of Times Square with lights?

March 8, 2014- By Steven E Greer With El Vez restaurant installing numerous large neon lights on Vesey Street, and Blue Smoke already having their own, will the strip become a mini-Times Square? El Vez was approved

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Tour of Stone Street after Hurricane Sandy

Ronan Downs, the owner of several restaurants in the Financial District on Stone Street, such as Beckett’s, Stone Street Tavern, The Dubliner, Pizza Pizza, and Burger Burger gives a tour of the area after Hurricane Sandy. All of the establishments … Continue reading

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Do local task forces accomplish anything?

March 13, 2014- Opinion By Steven E. Greer, MD The newly elected Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer recently formed a “Task Force” to halt the progress of the Howard Hughes Corporation development planned for the Seaport at Pier 17. The … Continue reading

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WTC Performing Arts Center still lacks funding to proceed

Update March 10, 2014- As BP.TV has reported, the WSJ confirms that the WTC performing arts center is going nowhere fast.

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Updates on the 63-story tower at 50 West Street

Update March 6, 2014- The developers presented at the FiDi CB1 meeting. A local paper reports, “Now 50 West St. is being built as a 63-story tower,

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Health Department warns about the fish caught by Chinatown restaurants

March 5, 2014- Many people have speculated that the army of fisherman on the esplanade of BPC, each with multiple rods cast into the Hudson, are actually professional fisherman selling their catch to Chinatown restaurants. That is why this story … Continue reading

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City closes strip clubs by going after liquor licenses

March 3, 2014- The NYT reports “The strip club industry is under broad attack in New York, as opponents have embraced a startlingly effective strategy: Spare the strip clubs, but punish their liquor.

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Interview with Pace University leaders

February 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed the Dean of Pace University’s College of Arts and Sciences, Nira Herrmann, and her Chair of Performing Arts, Jorge Cacheiro, about their college, and the newly constructed classroom building on … Continue reading

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Law firm inks 10-year lease in NYSE building

February 21, 2014- Commercial Observer reports that a patent law firm is relocating from Midtwon to the Broadstreet NYSE offices.

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NYSE might leave Wall Street

February 18, 2014- As predicted by this reporter years ago, the acquisition of the NYSE by the ICE exchange rendered the iconic New York Stock Exchange as nothing more than a TV studio for CNBC. Now, the WSJ reports that … 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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Trinity Box Club faces eviction

February 19, 2014- The Post reports, “A Lower Manhattan boxing gym that draws a diverse crowd from Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony to Wall Street traders and even Manhattan DA Cy Vance’s boxing club, is facing eviction by a scheming landlord, … 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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Reserve Cut: A much needed kosher steak house Downtown

February 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Opened since October of 2013, in the Setai building by the New York Stock Exchange, Reserve Cut is the only kosher steakhouse Downtown. Owned and managed by Albert Allaham, Reserve Cut has attracted … 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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Jenn Sterger in the tabloids again

Update January 31, 2014- Remember way back in 2010 when BatteryPark.TV exclusively reported on the local waitress who became famous for being the recipient of sexual advances from Brett Favre (see below)? Well, she is in the news again. The … 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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Howard Hughes puts CB1 in its place

January 30, 2014- Only two days after our Op-Ed stated that the entire CB1 system should be dissolved, a local blog reports that the CB1 leader, Catherine McVay Hughes, was dead wrong in proudly pronouncing victory against the Howard Hughes … Continue reading

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The BS still refuses to post correction on Banksy story

January 15, 2014- Apparently doubling down in their mistake hoping to revise history with propaganda, the Broadsheet (BS) is still refusing to acknowledge that the painted over fake Banksy was a fake. Today, and every day for weeks, the BS … Continue reading

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Petition against rehab facility at 2 Washington Street

Dear Editor of BatteryPark.TV: We have been enjoying your coverage on the many topics that deeply concern us as residents in this area. Below is a topic that I thought might be of interest to you. As a resident of … Continue reading

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24-yo man arrested for slugging 74-yo man

January 23, 2014- A local police blotter reports that men impersonating garbage men lured a bar employee of Cricket and Arms outside to remove trash, under threat of writing a citation, then robbed the store while the employee was outside. … Continue reading

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Oscar buzz for “Walter Mitty” film shot Downtown

November 14, 2013- Variety is reporting on the Oscar buzz for The Secret Oscar Life of ‘Walter Mitty’, Ben Stiller’s pet project that shut down Water Street for weeks. Ben Stiller movie shuts down Water Street for three weekends

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Breakdancers at Zuccotti Park 12-30-2013

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