Category Archives: Financial District

So many closed retail storefronts that it looks like 2009 again

Tweet February 7, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I was in SoHo again and noticed numerous closed retail storefronts in the heart of the fancy Tweet

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Washington Bar & Grill is a good place for breakfast and brunch

Tweet November 22, 2015- The new LDV Hospitality restaurant in the W New York Downtown hotel, Tweet

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Governors Island to be developed into a tech innovation hub

Tweet February 5, 2016- Don’t hold your breath, but Mayor de Blasio has a pie-in-the-sky idea to develop Governors Island. Gotham reports, “Governors Island will be the site of a sweeping economic Tweet

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A tour of World Trade Center Tower 4 and Tower 7

Tweet (5,000 people have viewed this as of December 30, 2015) September 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Dara McQuillan of Silverstein Properties took us Tweet

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Deadly crane collapse in Lower Manhattan

Tweet February 5, 2016- by Steven E. Greer All of those sirens were for the response to a deadly crane collapse on Worth and West Broadway in Tribeca. Tweet

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The lame Manhattan GOP picks a candidate to fill Sheldon Silver’s spot

Tweet February 4, 2016- by Steven Greer I knew about this months ago when the head of the Manhattan Republican Tweet

Posted in - Politics, - State Government, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA, City Hall & Civic Center, Financial District, Lower East Side, The Battery, TriBeCa, World Trade Center | Leave a comment

Downtown finally gets a new school to address overcrowding

Tweet Update January 27, 2016- The Post reports that a 500-foot pencil-tower will be slapped Tweet

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Ugliest building in Lower Manhattan gets windows

Tweet January 21, 2016- This building is being converted into an office building, Tweet

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Told you so. It was not a blizzard according to the NYT

Tweet January 24, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I am such a genius contrarian. All of you thought that I had lost my marbles when I was proclaiming Tweet

Posted in - Downtown oversight, -- In the News, Accomplishments, Battery Park City and BPCA, City Hall & Civic Center, Film Theater and TV, Financial District, Governors Island, Gripes, Hudson River Park Trust, Lower East Side, Op-Ed, Seaport, SoHo, The Battery, TriBeCa, World Trade Center | 6 Comments

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

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Review: The Odeon

Tweet December 19, 2015- by Steven E. Greer I went to The Odeon restaurant on West Broadway by Thomas Street. A PR-placed article claimed that Tweet

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Tear down the Rector Street bridge

Tweet Update December 1, 2015- The BPCA today announced that the Rector Street Bridge will indeed Tweet

Posted in - City government, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Financial District, Gripes, Op-Ed, World Trade Center | 5 Comments

BLT closes. LDV Hospitality to replace it in the W Hotel with the Washington Bar & Grill.

Tweet November 18, 2015- by Steven E. Greer BLT, the poorly managed restaurant in the W New York Downtown hotel, has finally closed Tweet

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West Thames bridge construction to begin in “early 2016”

Tweet November 16, 2015- The LMDC approved the $17.2 Million, which is in addition to the $8 Million Tweet

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Review: Showtime’s new TV drama “Billions”

Tweet August 14, 2015- By Steven E. Greer I almost started this post by writing, “They finally made a movie about my life”, but then I realized Tweet

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Downtown Vacancy Rate Climbs As Inventory Hits Market

Tweet October 2, 2015- Consistent with our essay “If you build it, they won’t come“, Observer reports, “Despite some high-profile relocations Downtown in the third Tweet

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Hot dog vendors clog narrow Greenwich Street sidewalk

Tweet September 26, 2015- A viewer sent us this. The newly opened stretch of sidewalk that BatteryPark.TV Tweet

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Sheldon Silver blocked FiDi project as favor to developer, in exchange for cash

Tweet September 15, 2015- Remember that methadone clinic planned for Maiden Lane? Sheldon Tweet

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The new Peck Slip public school in the Seaport

Tweet September 8, 2015- I coincidentally was by the new Peck Slip school and snapped this. Tweet

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Review: The SeaGlass Carousel is a miserable experience

Tweet September 7, 2015- I stopped by the newly opened SeaGlass Carousel in The Battery. I am not Tweet

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