Category Archives: Hotels

Review: Little Park at The Smyth Hotel: Red flags galore

November 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Last week, I was at the small restaurant across from the Greenwich Hotel

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Bill’s Bar & Burger

The Marriott eliminated the horrible sports bar and brought in a Bill’s Bar & Burger. We tried the cheeseburger, but the meat was not lean enough, resulting in a bit too greasy of an experience. We have also been spoiled … Continue reading

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Every NFL owner is in the Conrad Hotel right now

October 7, 2014- The annual owners’ meeting is taking place at the Conrad Hotel right now. It is very interesting that they chose Downtown. BPC is cool now.

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Milford Management cracks down on Airbnb

October 9, 2014- I an am email to residents, Milford management is cracking down on the use of apartments as short-term rentals.

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Video tour of the new Conrad Hotel by GM Robert Rechtermann

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Exclusive: The NBA draws creeps to BPC

July 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Conrad Hotel is the preferred site now for the visiting NBA teams. They practice in the Asphalt Green gymnasium. Also, the hotel is far enough away from Midtwon to keep the … Continue reading

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My chat with Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX

Update July 17, 2014- Had a chat with Tesla people today. Stay tuned.

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Why is Pier 25 “Cash Only”?

June 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I had to go to Pier 25 to meet some people on a boat, and I noticed something. Bob Townley’s Manhattan Youth was getting

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The Greenwich Hotel

Produced and Directed by Steven Greer The newest hotel near Battery Park City is also one of the best in the city: The Greenwich Hotel. Newly constructed less than two

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Tribeca Grand Valentine package invites guests to shag on painting canvas

February 7, 2014- The Daily Mail reports, “In a bid to make this Valentine’s Day a special night to remember, one hotel is inviting guests to cover themselves in paint and make love on canvas. The Tribeca Grand in New … Continue reading

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Why Super Bowl 48 will suck

Update February 2, 2014- Told you so, lead story tomorrow will be how New jersey screwed up the transportation to the game. Opinion February 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer What would happen if, as an experiment of the effectiveness … Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs will earn $117 Million from the Hilton IPO

Update December 14, 2013- The Hilton IPO will earn $117 Million for Goldman Sachs. Update December 2, 2013- The Hilton IPO will raise $2.4 Billion, according to Bloomberg. August 8, 2013- The Conrad Hotel, part of the private Hilton chain, … Continue reading

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BatteryPark.TV brings the NBA to BPC

November 15, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD If you have seen some really tall dudes at Shake Shack or the Conrad Hotel, they are NBA players. The New York Nicks and Nets have an arrangement for the visiting teams … Continue reading

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The Ritz-Carlton of BPC up for sale

September 26, 2013- The real Deal is reporting that the Ritz-Carton hotel and condo building is up for sale.

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Conrad Hotel causes resurgence of tour bus problem

September 2, 2013- By Steven E. Greer The problem of tour buses illegally parking on North End Avenue has returned, after a community effort had eradicated the scourge. The Conrad Hotel is the reason. Junior front desk “managers” are belligerently … Continue reading

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Made in the shade

July 16, 2013- With the 100-degree East Coast heat wave, we found these images under The Conrad cooling.

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Why is the city shutting down at 2:00 AM?

October 18th, 2009 This weekend, on a survey of more than five hotel bars, regular bars, and restaurant bars in Bowery, SOHO and Tribeca, all of the establishments shut down no later than 2:00 AM despite having plenty of customers. … Continue reading

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Construction problems at Conrad hotel retail spaces still plague business owners 12-months later

Update December 2, 2012 After a year of no action, the malfunctioning entrance door to Beans&Greens was repaired. BP.TV gets results. November 28, 2012 By Steven E. Greer The newly renovated Conrad Hotel space, and the retail locations on the … Continue reading

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Tribeca: Still lame after 9:00 PM

October 20, 2012 By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV rarely ventures to Tribeca now that BPC has the new stores on Vesey and North End. For the first time in about a year, we toured the nightly entertainment spots across … Continue reading

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A new annual nightmare for North BPC: UN Week at the Conrad Hotel

September 25, 2012 By Steven E. Greer Since 2001, the Ritz Carleton in the southernmost portion of Battery Park City (BPC) has been the preferred residence of the visiting United Nations diplomats. With the opening of the Conrad Hotel this … Continue reading

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