Category Archives: Art and Museums

12,000 Patriots died in British prison ships

July 4, 2014- By Steven Greer In New York Harbor and the East River, 238 years ago, 12,000 Patriots died in British prison ships, mostly from small pox (per History Channel). Few people know this on this July 4th because … Continue reading

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Manhattan was epicenter of American Revolution

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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 best art is edible

May 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I am starting to realize that the best chefs are actually artists: not metaphorically, but literally.

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The River to River festival: What is it and who is getting rich?

June 10, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The River to River Festival kicks off June 19th and lasts through the 29th. Some promotional fliers mailed out were nondescript. It was not clear what the event will be about, who the … Continue reading

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At Museum of Jewish Heritage, a Passing of the Torch

June 18, 2014- WSJ reports, “Robert Morgenthau, nearing age 95, is passing the torch. The former Manhattan district attorney, who retired from

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9/11 Memorial to no longer host VIP parties after backlash

May 24, 2014- Crain’s reports that the backlash over the Union Square Hospitality catered black-tie VIP party at the 9/11 memorial, which caused family members of the deceased to be kicked out in preparation, has caused the memorial to pledge … Continue reading

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Things you can do locally this weekend

June 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer See the Robert de Niro art exhibit: Robert de Niro Jr, the actor, is honoring his father with an exhibition of his father’s art. It opens this weekend at the DC Moore Gallery … Continue reading

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Exclusive: State Liquor Authority recommends against beer garden at Pier-A

May 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV obtained via Freedom of Information Law the report written by the New York State Liquor Authority’s (SLA) “500-foot Hearing” committee, which convened a hearing on April 24th, 2014.

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Tone-deaf 9/11 Memorial execs made a “gift shop”

May 18, 2014- The Post reports on the tactless crass tone-deaf “gift shop” inside the 9/11 mausoleum…I mean museum.

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Pier A plans are “A slap in the face to Italian Americans”

Update: June 25, 2011 The oyster bar wins It appears as if the BPCA is not backing down on its subversive plans to turn Pier A into a for-profit bar (see below). John Fratta, leading opponent to the bar plan … Continue reading

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

May 14, 2014- The mainstream press, for unknown reasons, refuses to connect the dots between the $400,000-salaries of the 9/11 memorial staff and the cost

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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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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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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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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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