Category Archives: Health and lifestyle

Add Bouley’s Japanese Brushstroke to your bucket list

February 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Back in 2011, When David Bouley first opened his latest Japanese restaurant called Brushstroke, in the same location as his unsuccessful Secession (a victim of the global financial collapse), I was skeptical but … Continue reading

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Millennials, a fading nation, and who’s to blame

March 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Pew research people have a book out, “The Next America: Boomers, Millennials”,  and it has me thinking. I never really thought about it, but labeling the demise of a society as … Continue reading

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Young women choosing double mastectomy for early stage breast cancer

Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD David P. Winchester MD, Medical Director of Cancer Programs for the American College of Surgeons, discusses recent data showing a more than a 100% increase in the rate that young women with early stage … Continue reading

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Asphalt Green swimming programs and scholarships

May 25, 2013- Recent graduate from Léman Manhattan Preparatory School, Sammy Sherman, and the Director of Aquatics for Asphalt Green, Bryan Beary, discuss the Asphalt Green aquatics programs. Each year, numerous young adults trained by Asphalt Green go on to NCAA … Continue reading

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A new medical device to make blood thinners unnecessary

Thromboembolic stroke caused by atrial fibrillation is the primary reason patients are placed on anticoagulation. However, those blood thinners also carry significant bleeding risks. As a result, various mechanical surgical approaches have been tried to prevent stroke, and obviate the … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Stuyvesant pool day passes for $12

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Medical Tip: How to get special glasses for computer screen distances, for cheap

Update March 24, 2014- My $35 (plus shipping) prescription glasses arrived. I used the tip below to order them. I can finally see the keyboard and computer screen! March 14, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD With remarkable regularity across … Continue reading

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The 23andMe home genetic test kit controversy

) Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD In Part 1 of our interview with Robert Klitzman, MD, ethics professor at Columbia University, we discuss the 23andMe genetic test kit company and why the FDA made them stop marketing the tests.

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Designers leave Lincoln Center for Tribeca’s Spring Studios

January 6, 2014- According to the Racked, which is reporting on rumor (so this is highly unreliable, in other words), Michale Kors and other designers are choosing the new Spring Studios in Tribeca for fashion Week, defecting from Lincoln Center.

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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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Do the data support Mayor Bloomberg’s public health and safety legacy?

February 6, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD More than reform of the public school system or racial harmony, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s legacy will undoubtedly be his innovative and controversial measures to deal with public health and safety issues. His … Continue reading

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Google wants your DNA now

Opinion December 17, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Wall Street Journal published an article explaining how the pharmaceutical industry data mines credit card records, Internet traffic patterns, and other personal data on individuals, then forms educated guesses about … Continue reading

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New mayor seems to support Bloomberg’s Citi Bikes

January 19, 2014- The Post reports, “The city Department of Transportation doesn’t want to give up bike-share racks at The Plaza hotel — months after the landmark building filed a lawsuit to get rid of them. The attorney for the … Continue reading

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Are you really gluten intolerant?

March 9, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD Do you really have a problem digesting gluten? An NPR story recently covered this growing trend of Americans avoiding gluten. One third of Americans claim to be cutting down on products with … Continue reading

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Tips of the Week: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and how to cure it

January 23, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD Thanks to a few medical doctors, most notably Robert Lustig of UCSF, it is becoming known that humans can develop fatty liver disease even if they do not consume alcohol. Certain foods … Continue reading

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Tip: How to lose 5 to 10 pounds in 30 days

If you avoid pasta, bread, potatoes, and sugar (i.e white looking foods), for 30 days, you will lose weight and also feel great. Above, below, some examples of very filling dishes that you can make in 5-inutes. You won’t miss … Continue reading

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Gift ideas: A Breville juicer

December 2, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD Ladies often stop me and say, “You look great. What’s your number?”. That’s because I drink a vegetable juice several times a week. I recommend the Breville brand. It separates out the … Continue reading

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Home exercise that works

December 21, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD Most gym or workout products sold on TV infomercials are junk. However, out of necessity in 2009, when Goldman Sachs closed down my gym in the old Embassy Suites hotel, I purchased … Continue reading

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BatteryPark.TV discusses Obamacare on Fox

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CBS allows TV doctor to make egregious claims about statins

Can a “calculator” really tell doctors who should be on Lipitor? Nortin Hadler, MD: lack of evidence for widespread statin use The risk of diabetes associated with statin drugs “You’re telling me this now?” Why the news is suddenly critical … Continue reading

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Yorganic (juices, Vegan, organic)

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The “Support dog” scam now invades jet planes

November 16, 2013- The NY Times reports, “Classifying animals as emotional support animals has long been permitted under antidiscrimination laws, allowing owners to take them into restaurants and shops or to residential buildings that have no-pet policies. To demonstrate the … Continue reading

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Air pollution causes lung cancer, World Health Organization says

October 19, 2013- The LA Times reported on the recent declaration from the WHO that links lung cancer to air pollution. This is relevant to people in Downtown Manhattan because several common complaints also cause air pollution. The idling illegally … Continue reading

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Art review: CB1 Kabuki Theater Company

November 5, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, Theater critic for BP.TV The new CB1 performing arts theater company debuted in the Asphalt Green auditorium last night to only a handful of true spectators. As part of the gorilla art show, … Continue reading

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New study shows that noise pollution hurts your health

October 9, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD You aren’t a whiner. The noise pollution from the ferry boats and helicopters that so many are complaining about is actually detrimental to your heart health, according to a newly published academic … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Citi Bikes installed at Gateway Plaza now

Update July 16, 2013- The bikes have arrived and were an instant hit. The rack emptied out right away. Update July 11, 2013- As we predicted, Citi Bikes have just gone in at Gateway Plaza where the old junk pile … Continue reading

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Community events at the new Asphalt Green

June 14, 2013- Asphalt Green will provide theater classes, pilates, circus arts, and other activities that are not the traditional swimming and soccer. For the full list, click here Coming soon: Cooking classes with top chefs, more arts, and golf … Continue reading

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Father’s Day on a Citi Bike

June 9, 2013- By Mary Engels A Citi Bike membership for Father’s Day plus accessories.:  Keep Dad fit and looking great with a new Citi Bike membership for Father’s day. Citi Bike Memberships  www.citibikenyc.com And what better way to show … Continue reading

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Juice of the day: Green Giant

This Green Giant has Kale, Romaine, Celery, Cucumber, Spinach, Apple, and Lemon

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Juice of the day: Pineapple, grapefruit, apple, ginger

 

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Citi Bike Share program to begins

May 24, 2013- The Bikes are being inserted into the racks today, for use tomorrow.

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Book review: My Beef with Meat

Book by Rip Esselstyn Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style, Hachette Book Group Review by Steven E. Greer, MD What do all of these extremely athletic and strong professional athletes have in common? Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, Heisman Trophy football … Continue reading

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Brunch juice smoothie

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Making a Yorganic juicer

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Trash on South End an eyesore and rat problem

April 15, 2013- Anyone walking about tonight saw a stunning site. An organized group of “Freegans” were sifting through the trash of Gristedes and Hudson Produce looking for food to eat.

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Does Asphalt Green deserve your trust, again?

April 14, 2014- Essay by Steven E. Greer, MD They’re baaaack. Asphalt Green is claiming to be in business once again, accepting memberships for summer camp and gym memberships. More than 1,700 families and 3,000 individuals of Downtown were burned … Continue reading

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Doctor at 200 Chambers is not board certified in Internal or Emergency Medicine

February 28, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has received many complaints about the service from the urgent care center at 200 Chambers Street, “Emergency Medical Care“, owned and operated by Dr. Steve Okhravi and his non-medical doctor brother, … Continue reading

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Tips of the Week: buy a juicer

January 23, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD The WSJ features an article today about the growing popularity of “juicing”, which is drinking vegetable juices made by special machines at home. The basic concept is that it is more palatable … Continue reading

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