Category Archives: Hotels

My chat with Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX

February 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I ran into the Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, today at the Conrad Hotel. He was getting ready to drive his personal Tesla to the Super Bowl. Unbeknownst to … Continue reading

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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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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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Reigning US Open golf champ Justin Rose visits Battery Park

August 24, 2013- The Barclays golf tournament is taking place across the river and many golfers are staying in the Conrad Hotel, including the reigning US Open champ, Justin Rose. He was seen dining at Danny Meyer’s North End Grill. … Continue reading

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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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Video tour of the new Conrad Hotel by GM Robert Rechtermann

In full screen 1080i HD 102 North End Avenue, New York, NY, 10282, USA 1-212-945-0100

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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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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 years ago, one would never guess that it is a … Continue reading

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Stephen Starr’s El Vez

December 4, 2012 By Steven E. Greer The CB1 tonight voted to approve the liquor license for the newest high-end restaurant to enter the Conrad Hotel space call El Vez, which currently has a location in Philadelphia. It will be … 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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Uber car service could make yellow cabs and livery town cars obsolete

August 15, 2012  By Steven Greer We tried the Uber car service and highly recommend it. Anyone with a smart phone can click a button and the nearest town car, Mercedes, or SUV arrives. The drivers are tracked with customer … Continue reading

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Bloom flowers wastes massive amount of electricity

July 12, 2012 By Steven Greer Since opening, Bloom Flowers in the Goldman Sachs alley has had few customers physically inside the shop. BatteryPark.TV walks the alley daily and has made note of the patterns. To spur more walk-ins, the … Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs’ Conrad Hotel disappoints the community

July 6, 2012 By Steven Greer The new Conrad Hotel was written up by The New York Times in an article titled “It’s a Goldman World”. In it, a long-time resident of Battery Park, Rosalie Joseph, complained, “(The Conrad and … Continue reading

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The people have voted: “Bring quality music to the Conrad Hotel”

The results of our survey are in. Ideally, if the business model made sense, our viewers liked the idea of a high-quality jazz and performing arts venue to go into one of the remaining retail spots of the Conrad Hotel, … Continue reading

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The Disney Fantasy

(in full screen 1080i HD)

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The Conrad Hotel in Battery Park opens

Our full tour will be posted later. (in full screen 1080i HD) 102 North End Avenue, New York, NY, 10282, USA 1-212-945-0100

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Wall and Water

You can now rate this restaurant by clicking here, and post your comments in the section below. 75 Wall Street in the Andaz hotel 212 699 1700

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Too many Fuddy-duddies stifle entertainment Downtown

December 9, 2011 The Financial District, Tribeca, and Battery Park City have few places for the citizens to enjoy good music, drinks, and New York class society. The main problem is that the local press consists of Fuddy-duddy people who … Continue reading

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W New York Downtown

Post your opinions and experiences with this business in the comments section 123 Washington Street New York, NY 10006 (646) 826-8600  

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Marriott New York Downtown

Post your opinions and experiences with this business in the comments section 85 West Street Manhattan, NY 10006 (212) 385-4900  

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World Center Hotel

Post your opinions and experiences with this business in the comments section 144 Washington Street New York, NY 10006-1033 (212) 577-2933

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A new view: the Deutsche Bank eyesore is gone

May 18, 2011 If you walk by the W hotel, you might notice something: you can see the new WTC looking northward. The dilapidated scandalous death trap of the old condemned Deutsche Bank building has finally been removed. Some have … Continue reading

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The Best of Battery Park City and Vicinity: 2009

BatteryPark.TV took a stab at listing some the best resources in Battery Park City (BPC) and the surrounding neighborhoods. Please post any comments you may have. Best Park: Wagner Park We could have chosen virtually any of the parks in … Continue reading

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Harbor Week on the Hudson

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