Category Archives: Financial District

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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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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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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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

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Bloomberg leaves out Dead Rabbit in list of world’s best

June 13, 2014- The Dead Rabbit in FiDi opened with PR-placed stories in the WSJ acclaiming it as “world’s best bartender” and so on.

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Renderings for 50 West

June 10, 2014- Curbed posted renderings of the “50 West” skyscraper apartment building going in next to BPC across from West Thames.

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Dean of Pace college discusses importance of face to face teaching

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Howard Hughes Corp will ruin the Seaport

May 29, 2014- Opinion by Steven E. Greer, MD Long before Hurricane Sandy destroyed the Seaport area in the lowermost tip of Manhattan, the region was a no-man’s land. The Pier 17 strip mall was failing, as were the other … Continue reading

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NYPD stops street hustlers near Bowling Green and Battery Park

Update May 22, 2014- The First precinct has out a stop to the complaints listed below. The hustlers have been banished to across the street. April 29, 2014- Crain’s reports, “During the past 18 months, scores of sales agents for … Continue reading

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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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A discussion of the Seaport area with the Head of private Blue School

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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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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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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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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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Interview with the Head of private Blue School

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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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