Category Archives: Financial District

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 tour of World Trade Center Tower 4 and Tower 7

September 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Dara McQuillan of Silverstein Properties took us

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Dean of Pace college discusses importance of face to face teaching

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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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How safe are soft-target buildings Downtown?

October 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The real estate blog Commercial Observer reports on the security measures being taken by large real estate companies, such as Durst and Silverstein.

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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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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

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Review: The new Denny’s by City Hall brings life to a no-man’s land

August 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The controversial new Denny’s opened today

Posted in American, Bar, Sports, City Hall & Civic Center, Diner, Financial District, Hamburgers, fries, Restaurants, Reviews, Seaport, Soups and Sandwiches, TriBeCa | 1 Comment

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

How to solve the death trap at Liberty and West Side Highway

September 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported how BPCA board member Martha Gallo essentially staged a press conference during the last meeting

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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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Despite “New law”, Speaker Silver still fails to bring in new schools to Downtown

August 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Governor Cuomo, both up for re-election in one month, have rushed through a new bill

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Residential tower on Greenwich to be taller than Freedom Tower

September 2, 2014- A real estate blog posted new drawings of the absurdly tall residential tower going in on Greenwich

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At NYC green markets, the cash is greener than the vegetables

Update September 3- The area north of the W Hotel was opened by a ribbon cutting ceremony led by Jessica Lappin, Catherine McVay Hughes, and Margaret Chin. The green market will be a part of the new area that will … Continue reading

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FiDi’s P.J. Clarke’s goes out of business

August 22, 2014- A real estate blog reports that a P.J. Clarke’s burger joint in FiDi has gone out of business.

Posted in - Real estate, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA, Financial District, Hamburgers, fries, Reviews | 1 Comment

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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Saks Fifth Avenue to also bring headquarters Downtown

July 14, 2014- Saks Fifth Avenue is opening a store in Brookfield Place, as was previously announced. Today, the WSJ reports that they are

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Wary Price’s lame Aquatic Carousel will never be completed

June 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer To no one’s surprise, the stalled construction project inside the Battery Park Conservancy, the aquatic-themed carousel, is delayed yet again. DNAinfo reports that it will now open in 2015.

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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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The River to River festival: What is it and who is getting rich?

June 10, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The River to River Festival kicks off June 19th and lasts through the 29th. Some promotional fliers mailed out were nondescript. It was not clear what the event will be about, who the … Continue reading

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - State Government, Art and Museums, Battery Park City and BPCA, Charities Philanthropy, City Hall & Civic Center, Events and Activities, Financial District, Hudson River Park Trust, Lower East Side, Outdoor events, Performing arts, Seaport | 1 Comment