Category Archives: Financial District

Review: St. George Bar is actually a nice Chinese restaurant

March 22, 2015- By Steven E. Greer St. George Bar is actually a nice Chinese restaurant. The owner of the new Holiday Inn next door also owns St George.

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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

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

The beef stew tour of 2015

March 10, 2015- By Steven E. Greer I like to tour Downtown to find the best of a particular type of food that is not commonly found on

Posted in American, Austrian, Bar, Lounge, Bar, Sports, Financial District, German biergarten, Reviews, Soups and Sandwiches, Vienna | Leave a comment

A tour of World Trade Center Tower 4 and Tower 7

(3,500 people have viewed this as of March 12, 2015) September 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Dara McQuillan of Silverstein Properties took us

Posted in - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Financial District, TriBeCa, Wall Street, World Trade Center | 2 Comments

Will the Poulakakos restaurant group hire U.S. citizens and pay them legal wages?

March 23, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Brookfield Place is set to open this week, along with dozens of the retail shops. The large gourmet

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Financial District, French, Lawyers, Restaurants | Leave a comment

Exclusive: Is there a throat-slashing murderer on the loose Downtown?

March 17, 2015- The coroner is conducting more tests, and has not yet ruled out murder,

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50 West gets glass

March 22, 2015- The 50 West tower is going up rapidly. They have glass installed at the lower levels,

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Downtown Connection bus operator deactivates GPS, provides no service on weekends

Update March 21, 2015- The weekend drivers are either derelict, sleeping somewhere instead of working

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BLT Bar & Grill jazz nights

March 22, 2015- The BLT in the W Hotel, FiDi, now has

Posted in Battery Park City and BPCA, Events and Activities, Financial District, Hotels, Music Bands, Nightlife | Leave a comment

Exclusive: Have rent increases in BPC been illegal?

June 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported, “Exclusive: Your building is likely rent stabilized and you had no idea” in which we uncovered

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, City Hall & Civic Center, Financial District, Lawyers, Lower East Side, Seaport, TriBeCa | 1 Comment

J.Crew is too embarrassed to use the term Battery Park in their ads

March-12, 2015- I got this junk mail today. J. Crew in Brookfield Place will open on March 26th.

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Clothing, Financial District | 2 Comments

Wall Street banker found dead with throat cut just south of WTC

November 19, 2014- Near BPC, on the south side of the WTC complex, a 41-year-old Managing Director at Citigroup,

Posted in -- In the News, Crime, Financial District, Guns, World Trade Center | 1 Comment

The celebrity sunflowers of Downtown

August 25, 2014- Several community gardeners in Battery Park, at Albany Street and the West Side Highway, have grown extraordinary tall sunflowers this year.

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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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Interview with the founders of Shakespeare Downtown

November 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We interviewed the founders of the new

Posted in Art and Museums, Battery Park City and BPCA, Events and Activities, Featured Residents, Financial District, Nightlife, Outdoor events, Performing arts, Seaport, TriBeCa, World Trade Center | 1 Comment

Nobu is leaving Tribeca for historic building on Broadway in FiDi

February 10, 2015- The Post reports, “Nobu, for 20 years one of New York’s most storied

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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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Local electeds have “no comment” of support for Sheldon Silver

January 23, 2015- DNAinfo reports that key elected officials declined to comment on the Sheldon Silver arrest as the

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - Politics, - State Government, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA, City Hall & Civic Center, Crime, Financial District, Hudson River Park Trust, Lower East Side, TriBeCa, World Trade Center | Leave a comment

Finally, Downtown gets a club for proper dignified orgies

October 2, 2014- A Citi Bike friendly orgy club has opened. The Post reports, “A wild swingers club has been operating out of a Financial District office building — with wall-shaking sex parties

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Demolition to begin on old 74 Trinity place

December 28, 2014- The controversial Trinity church is set to demolish the existing building at 74 Trinity

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