Category Archives: Op-Ed

Letter: We are informed

April 17, 2015- Letter to the Editor by Kathleen Dorgan Hi Steve,

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Man-whores of the 50’s

April 12, 2015- By Steven E. Greer I was watching the HBO documentary about Frank Sinatra and learned quite a bit.

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Nobody is listening to Catherine McVay Hughes’ CB1 anymore

April 9, 2015- Opinion by By Steven E. Greer Several years ago, the Tribeca subcommittee of CB1 protested over the design of a Pier 26 restaurant being

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The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much

April 5, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD The NYT has a nice essay explaining why college tuition is out of control. They first detail the

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50 years later, they still dominate their industry and art

February 9, 2015- By Steven E. Greer I have always listened to Pink Floyd sparingly, to avoid ruining it. I do not like to hear it on the radio for just one song,

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Correction: NYPD Highway Patrol screaming at drivers in Battery Tunnel traffic stings

April 12, 2015- We have a major correction to make. The agency making this noise is not the

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If Bubba Watson can eat nothing but burritos and win the Masters, so can I

April 6, 2015- I’ve been eating the same thing for lunch: the El Vez chicken burrito only found

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Op-Ed: Most members of Manhattan Community Board 1 need to be replaced

January 28, 2015- By Steven E. Greer After the arrest by the DOJ of State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the true extent of his invasive tentacles

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BatteryPark.TV supports NYPD Detective Patrick Cherry now in hot water for dressing down a bad TLC driver

April 4, 2015- By Steven E. Greer No one can accuse BP.TV of pandering to the cops. We strongly supported the non-violent civil rights protests

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Tip of the Week: Never use Craigslist for anything. Period.

April 2, 2015- By Steven E. Greer As loyal viewers know, BatteryPark.TV was taken out of service for 24-hours after a computer

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Tear down the Rector Street bridge

April 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer When something unsightly sticks around for so long, people tend to tune it out and just accept it. Like an abandoned rubber tire plant in Akron or trash barges in the Fresh Kills, … Continue reading

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If you build it, will they really come?

September 17, 2014- Opinion by Steven E. Greer With the imminent foreclosure of the fancy Trump SoHo in the news,

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Review: Equinox gym in Brookfield Place

February 24, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Equinox Gym in Brookfield Place has finally opened and is attracting the expected crowd

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How to fight billionaire LeFrak without a lawyer and win

Update February 23, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Last year, BatteryPark.TV exclusively reported on the legal victories by one small pro se tenant

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The Pier A beer garden is part of a bigger city plan to turn waterfront properties into concert venues

July 15, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The controversial Pier A beer garden, that succeeded in winning the broadest and most powerful of liquor licenses and will become

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Tip of the Week: Do you really need a PR firm?

Update March 18, 2015- The El Vez burrito bar opened to almost no press other than small

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The slow death of TV news is painful to watch

March 12, 2015- By Steven E. Greer NBC’s senior news reporter Brian Williams recently got into trouble because he was so bored

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Sheldon Silver is in the first stage of grief: denial

March 5, 2015- Op-Ed by Steven E. Greer Kübler-Ross described the five stages of grief, which begin with denial. Sheldon Silver and the

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How Bill O’Reilly has helped the liberal cause more than the conservative cause

December 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly is a very relevant character. To pretend otherwise is a mistake that many liberals often make.

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Bill O’Reilly’s flagrantly sexist comments about Senator Elizabeth Warren

December 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD As cable TV ratings fall across the board, and Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly ages and loses his foothold as the most watched show on Fox,

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