Category Archives: – In the News

Why NYC must save the South Street Seaport

April 19, 2014- The Post has a lengthy historical piece on the Seaport, and slams the Howard Hughes Corporation, “Now Howard Hughes plans on finishing the job —

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Warning: Every show Steven Greer, MD is on gets cancelled

March 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Well, I caused the cancellation of another show. CNBC’s Larry Kudlow had his 7:00 PM show cancelled. This is a clip of me on his show (Note how he botches my name … Continue reading

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CBS national news uses our story on WTC security

March 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer When the story broke yesterday about a 16-year-old kid breaching One World Trade Center security, I called every editor and journalist I knew to remind them that the Goldman Sachs parachutists last year … Continue reading

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Ritz-Carlton could be evicted to make way for condos

April 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We previously commented on the new form of gentrification involving the merely wealthy being evicted by the ultra-wealthy in Battery Park City. The 22 River Terrace condo conversion, and others nearby, are driving … Continue reading

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The Korean ferry boat disaster could happen right here on the Hudson

April 18, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Officials are now reporting that the captain of the Korean ferry boat that sank, killing hundreds, had no captain at the helm. A lower ranking employee was steering when the vessel went off … Continue reading

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Federal DOJ getting tough on New York real estate families

March 17, 2014- The Post reports that Preet Bharara’s Second District of the DOJ is now going after the Related Companies empire for ignoring regulations in the Disabilities Act. This comes shortly after

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BatteryPark.TV reporting leads to changes at top of WTC security

March 29, 2014- The Durst real estate organization, that now owns the One World Trade Center, has replaced the head of security for the construction project. The Post reports, ”David Velazquez — ex-director of the Newark FBI field office —

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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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The Greer TV News Talent Agency (GTA)

April, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Well, statistically, the p-value that this is a fluke is getting pretty small. The number of TV news anchors who have been hired after I suggested them to the heads of news is astonishing.

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Iron Chef Jose Garces to open restaurant in Brookfield Place

March 11, 2014- The Eater blog reports that Iron Chef TV show winner Jose Garces is opening a full sit-down restaurant in Brookfield Place (i.e. not the food court section). There is no word yet on the type of restaurant, … Continue reading

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Super genius from Battery Park saves the global markets

March 30, 2014- CBS’ “60 Minutes” featured a fascinating story, written up by author Michael Lewis, about how high speed trading is just legalized front running of large clients trying to place orders. This was all discovered in 2008 by … Continue reading

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Floyd Cardoz Exits North End Grill

April 11, 2014- In a very important move, BPC’s best restaurant, the North End Grill, has announced that Chef Floyd Cardoz is leaving. He might

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New Yorker Magazine covers our story on kayak activists

July 23, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD In the July 29th edition of New Yorker Magazine, journalist Nick Paumgarten covered our exclusive story about kayak activists in Midtown forcing the ferry boats docking in Battery Park City to honk … Continue reading

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The housing bubble is leaking gas

April 16, 2014- Just as we correctly predicted many times that the biotech bubble would deflate as soon as the Fed hinted at raising interest rates, we also called out high New York City apartment prices as a bubble. Now, … Continue reading

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NY Post covers the evictions going on at 22 River Terrace

April 15, 2014- The Post reports on the evictions taking place at 22 River Terrace, “Since tenants received a “red herring” in January, Centurion has refused to renew leases and has exercised an option to cancel others.

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FBI, Federal Prosecutors Use Aggressive Tactics to Clean Up State, Local Politics

March 28, 2014- The WSJ reports, “A string of federal corruption cases involving officials in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco and other cities shows the fruits of an increased use of aggressive tactics by the Justice Department to root out state … Continue reading

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New York City’s biggest employer is the City of New York

March 23, 2014- The Post reports via Crain’s (so we have now recycled this for the third time), “City Hall and the city’s Department of Education were the top two employers in 2013 — with City Hall employing more than … 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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Ritz-Carlton condo sells in rare auction for $3 Million

Update April 9, 2014- This unit sold for $2.96 Million. March 12, 2014- Crain’s reports, “A condominium at the Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park will be hitting the auction block next month, marking one of the few times a luxury … Continue reading

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Time inc is moving to Brookfield Place

March 21, 2014- The NYT is reporting that Time inc, now located in the Time Warner building at Columbus Circle, is looking to relocate t Brookfield Place, in the second building.

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Manhattan DA piles on, subpoenas Port Authority

April 12, 2014- WSJ reports that the Manhattan DA has subpoenaed the Port Authority. The exact reason for the actions were unclear. This investigative body  is in addition to the DOJ’s Preet Bharara, and various other New Jersey investigators.

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Former BPC resident, now State Health Commissioner, Dr. Nirav Shah, forced out

April 9, 2014- The Post reports that former long-time BPC resident, Dr. Nirav Shah, is being ousted after scandals related to lack of inspections of abortion clinics. “State Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah is stepping down amid criticism over his … Continue reading

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Tribeca Film Festival now forced to pay “interns”

March 26, 2014- A blog reports, “According to Christina Isnardi, an NYU student who worked as a crew member for the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012, the star-studded

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Leo Di Caprio buys neighbors, doubles his BPC apartment

March 17, 2014- A real estate blog reports that actor Leonardo Di Caprio is not only staying put in his BPC apartment at 2 River Terrace, but bought out his neighbors for $8 Million, presumably to expand.

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MSG bails out struggling Tribeca Film Festival

March 23, 2014- By Steven E. Greer With American Express having stopped the funding for the Tribeca Film Festival last year, and the increasing irrelevance of the event, the festival has been on life support. In fact, the home base … Continue reading

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Details emerge on condo conversion of Verizon building on West Street

April 11, 2014- In a Bloomberg article, details emerged of the condo conversion plans for the historic Verizon building on West Street, across from Goldman Sachs and WTC.

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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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Crooked politicians not off the hook. DOJ still pursuing.

April 11. 2014- Any New York State politicians who were doing a victory lap when Governor Cuomo shut down his own anti-corruption panel, to get a budget passed, will be sweating like a whore in church today. The DOJ’s Preet … Continue reading

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Rajkumar refuses to address key plagiarism charges

April 10, 2014- The Downtown Express has posted an update to their story about the lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar being accused of plagiarism by competing lawyers. It seems that the three law firms will now join up and battle LeFrak and … Continue reading

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Biggest Medicare crook is South Florida eye doctor, and friend of NJ Senator Mendez

April 9, 2014- The release of data by Medicare that shows what individual doctors earned from Medicare is making all sorts of news. One of the biggest over-billing crooks is a Miami eye doctor who is no stranger to investigations.

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Human error caused Seaport ferry boat crash

April 9, 2014- BatteryPark.TV has previously reported that the various ferry boat companies serving Downtown are unnecessarily risking lives by having only one human at the helm.

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Sheldon Silver fights for LeFrak, not the common voter

April 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The local Broadsheet (BS) was handed some inside information from Robin Forst at the BPCA to help their case in the court of public opinion. Recall, the BPCA is now heading to real … Continue reading

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Rajkumar accused of plagiarizing Gateway Plaza lawsuit

April 8, 2014- Downtown Express reports, “Days after filing a $100 million class action lawsuit against the landlord and management of Gateway Plaza on behalf of a fellow tenant of the complex, Democratic District Leader Jenifer Rajkumar

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Fortress to Tudor Lose in First Quarter as Macro Misfires

April 7, 2014- In Bloomberg, about  HRPT’s Mike Novogratz, “Paul Tudor Jones, Michael Novogratz and Louis Bacon, hedge-fund managers that profited last year from bets on macroeconomic trends, posted losses in the first quarter as some of those trades turned … Continue reading

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NY ferry boats not safe to ride, claim the captains

April 7, 2014- BatteryPark.TV has previously warned of the unsafe conditions on the small NY Waterway, and other, ferry boats that traverse the East and Hudson rivers. Not only are the boats in obvious disrepair,

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You’re 40. What are you doing here?

April 3, 2014- The NY Post reports on the problem of old dudes poaching college girls on Spring Break. Likely making the problem worse now is that the younger women know that guys their own age have no chance of … Continue reading

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Small law firm sues NYC for $21B over racially biased property taxes

March 23, 2014- Crain’s reports, “Late last month, a pair of lawyers working for Newman Ferrara, a small law firm, set New York’s powerful real estate industry on its ear by filing a class-action suit that challenges the basic underpinnings … Continue reading

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Sheldon Silver gets his first challenger for the 2014 election

April 2, 2014- Gateway Plaza resident Maureen Koetz, in the news today for being the lead plaintiff in the class action suit against LeFrak real estate, is also a Republican challenger to State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

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Paul Gigot’s Op-Ed section disgraces the Wall Street Journal yet again

February 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD On February 20th, Paul Gigot, the editor in charge of gatekeeping the letters published in the prestigious Wall Street Journal, allowed two men to criticize Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks about … Continue reading

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Schumer proposal could help save Citi Bike

April 3, 2014- Crain’s reports, “Sen. Charles Schumer on Thursday introduced legislation that would allow bike-share memberships to be purchased with pre-tax dollars. Employers could also buy memberships for their employees and then

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