Category Archives: Art and Museums

Buy a real dragon egg for Easter

March 22, 2014- Master chocolatier and artist, Håkan Mårtensson of FIKA Tribeca, is preparing some special treats for Easter. Among them are Game of Thrones dragon eggs!

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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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Faberge’s Big Egg Hunt

April 3, 2014- Faberge’s Big Egg Hunt has displayed uniquely decorated eggs throughout the city, which be auctioned off at the end.

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National 9/11 Memorial Museum to open in May

March 24, 2014- The Post reports that the National 9/11 Memorial Museum to open in May

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BPCA refuses to organize any St Patrick’s Day event at Irish Memorial

Update March 14, 2014- BPCA’s Robin Forst confirmed that the BPCA had made no effort to organize any sort of event at the memorial for St. Patrick’s day. January 30, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Irish Memorial in … Continue reading

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WTC Performing Arts Center still lacks funding to proceed

Update March 10, 2014- As BP.TV has reported, the WSJ confirms that the WTC performing arts center is going nowhere fast.

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How to use the Irish Memorial for events

) February 6, 2014- Since the owner of the Irish Memorial, the BPCA, seems to be wanting it to fade away by intentional neglect and refusal to schedule events at the location, BP.TV inquired about the process for groups to … Continue reading

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They live! Citi Bikes have new Spring designs

March 8, 2014- A LES blog posted what seems to be a photo of a new design for selected Citi Bikes.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Recreates David After Dentist

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Mommas, don’t let your babies grow up to be actors

March 3, 2014- The Post review of the 2014 Academy Awards was actually pretty informative. They listed the numerous cases of uneducated Hollywood actors botching the English language. It seems that the Tinseltown magic goes away when they have to … Continue reading

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Interview with Pace University leaders

February 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed the Dean of Pace University’s College of Arts and Sciences, Nira Herrmann, and her Chair of Performing Arts, Jorge Cacheiro, about their college, and the newly constructed classroom building on … Continue reading

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The new Duane Park cabaret on Bowery: Still lame

February 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV received some emails recently about a new show at the relocated Duane Park cabaret, which is now on Bowery Street by Houston Street (so, why is it still called Duane Park?). Our … Continue reading

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Rare Ferrari 275 GTB worth $7 Million parks by Ritz-Carlton

Update February 22, 2014- As the wealthy look for more alternative forms of investment, rare cars are now the latest form of currency. A Ferrari sold for $21 Million this week August 23, 2013- This 1967 (or 68?) Ferrari 275 … Continue reading

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Photos of the late artist Walter de Maria’s studio in the East Village

February 20, 2014- The LES blog EV Grieve posts photos of the late artist Walter de Maria’s studio in the East Village, which was written up on the NYTs.

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Banksy “art” fails to sell in Miami auction

February 19, 2014- The Post reports, “Banksy was a bust Tuesday at a Miami auction house where two pieces from his New York project — including a “Bandaged Heart Balloon,” which was tagged on a Brooklyn warehouse — failed to … Continue reading

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Brookfield Place ice sculptures

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Photo by BP.TV’s Mary Engels selected for museum exhibit

January 5, 2014- Mary Engels, contributor to BatteryPark.TV, had one of her Seaport photos after Hurricane Sandy selected for an exhibit at the Museum of NYC.

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Jeff Koons adds a Rabbit to Manhattan

January 23, 2014- Artist Jeff Koons installed his latest work in the lobby of the new IBM building on 51 Astor Place. Nearby, in the plaza by WTC Tower 7, is a Koons work, below. Last year, Koons’ Balloon Dog … Continue reading

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Photos 2-5-2014

   

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BPC’s Leonardo Di Caprio wins Golden Globe

January 14, 2014- This post is a blatant gimmick to drive web traffic, but BPC’s own Leo Di Caprio won a Golden Globe. Yippee.

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The BS still refuses to post correction on Banksy story

January 15, 2014- Apparently doubling down in their mistake hoping to revise history with propaganda, the Broadsheet (BS) is still refusing to acknowledge that the painted over fake Banksy was a fake. Today, and every day for weeks, the BS … Continue reading

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Outrageous: $400,000 salary executives of 9/11 Memorial charge $24 admission

January 24, 2014- The mainstream press, even the NY Post, for unknown reasons, is not connecting the dots between the grift and graft of the $400,000-salaried 9/11 memorial staff and the cost overruns. Now, it was announced that, in order … Continue reading

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Oscar buzz for “Walter Mitty” film shot Downtown

November 14, 2013- Variety is reporting on the Oscar buzz for The Secret Oscar Life of ‘Walter Mitty’, Ben Stiller’s pet project that shut down Water Street for weeks. Ben Stiller movie shuts down Water Street for three weekends

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Photos 12-17-2013

The Irish Memorial

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Cultural arts added to Asphalt Green

August 31, 2013- Asphalt Green has now added adult and children acting classes, music, language, dance, theater, painting, as well as cooking schools. Sources tell us that top celebrity chefs will be volunteering. Click here for Youth Cultural Arts Click … Continue reading

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What happens to valuable Banksy art on public walls?

November 29, 2013- The NY Post is reporting, “One’s at a strip club. One is held by cops. Another is heading to sunny Miami. Nearly a month after Banksy’s “residency” in New York, his surviving works have met drastically different … Continue reading

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Jeff Koons “Balloon Flower”

November 13, 2013- Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog (a different piece than flower piece above in the plaza near WTC 7) broke the record for the most expensive piece of art sold by a living artist: $58.4 Million. The reason art … Continue reading

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BPCA questions whether to pay for Irish Memorial upkeep

November 2, 2013- By Steven E. Greer After years of neglect, failing to even repair a gaping hole in the Irish Memorial wall caused by a car accident, the BPCA board finally budgeted into the F2014 plans repairs to the … Continue reading

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Photographer Christopher Lange captures Battery Park City

  Christopher Lange uses a Hasselblad camera with 6 x 6 cm film to capture people in the different areas of New York. We invited him down to cover Battery Park and the images below are the first of a … Continue reading

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The Skyscraper Museum

Carol Willis, Founder and Director of The Skyscraper Museum in Battery Park City gives us a tour of the museum and the current exhibit: China Prophecy: Shanghai The museum is located at 39 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280. For … Continue reading

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Banksy’s Grim Reaper

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Manhattan was epicenter of American Revolution

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Irish Memorial damaged for nearly a year, no repairs in sight

Update October 14, 2013- The Irish Memorial is finally being repaired. July 4, 2013- By Steven E. Greer On August 12th, 2012, a man in a stolen vehicle, confirmed to be intoxicated, crashed a car into the north wall of … Continue reading

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The Fraunces Tavern and Museum

The Fraunces Tavern and Museum in nearby Broad Street and Pearl Street is a Federal historic site. George Washington and many other important figures of the Revolutionary War made the Fraunces their “hang out”. The museum is now hosting a … Continue reading

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The 2011 9/11 Memorial Police Bagpipe Parade

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9/11 Memorial Tour hosted by Sheldon Silver

 

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Outrage over high salaries of 9/11 Memorial staff amidst budget overruns

Update April 21. 2013- CBS’ 60 Minutes featured a first look at the 9/11 Museum (not the Memorial above ground), but made no reference at all to the disgrace that has taken place on hallowed ground. CBS interviewed Alice Greenwald … Continue reading

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Without public comment, even more concerts coming to Pier 26

Update September 5, 2013- More concerts than originally announced seem to have been added to the Pier 26 season . Tonight, “Empire of the Sun” is playing. Friday and Saturday, “Passion Pit” plays. When we first reported the concerts series … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Key caretakers of Irish Memorial quit in disgust

July 8, 2013- by Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has learned that the key staff member of the BPC Parks Conservancy in charge of the daily upkeep of the Irish Memorial, Mr. Tom Birch, has recently quit in disgust. He … Continue reading

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CB1 wants Castle Clinton to become a performing arts center

August 9, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD In the annual report and request for budget (Page 23), the Community Board 1 is requesting from the city that the Clinton Castle within Battery Park be converted into a performing arts … Continue reading

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