Category Archives: Op-Ed

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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The cheating continues at Stuyvesant High School

December 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Muhammad Islam, the 17-year-old Stuyvesant student who concocted a hoax that he was worth $72 Million from day-trading,

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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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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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Comptroller Stringer issues audit report validating our warnings on Citi Bike fraud

Update December 12, 2014- Comptroller Stringer issued an audit report validating our warning, below.

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Déjà vu: El Vez is plagued by the same things that hurt others on the block

November 23, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Last week, I was getting some exercise and walking on Vesey Street when I spotted a large family coming from the 9/11 Memorial looking

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Lethal force in Ferguson was unnecessary, yet few lessons seem to have been learned

November 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD There are huge problems with most police forces in this country. However, despite all of the riots this week, not a damn thing will change.

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BatteryPark.TV strongly supports the protestors in Ferguson, Missouri

August 14, 2014- Opinion by Steven E. Greer, MD On Saturday, August 9th, a hand-to-hand battle broke out between a white police officer and an 18-yo African American in Ferguson, Missouri. The young man’s name was Michael Brown. He was … Continue reading

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Told you so. Shake Shack to be valued at a billion plus.

(5,000 people had read this post as of September 25, 2014) Update September 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer More than a year ago, I wrote the article below that derived a valuation for Shake Shack to be in the … Continue reading

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The Tunnel to Towers no longer fits well within BPC

Update November 6, 2014- As a direct result of BatteryPark.TV action,

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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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Should Gateway Plaza be condemned and LeFrak evicted?

Update October 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer File this under our “Told you so” file: Below, last February, BP.TV

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Does Chinatown deserve its own City Council district?

September 18, 2014- Policy Opinion by Steven Greer The City Council districts were redrawn in 2013 by the Districting Commission. Several laws and factors determined the shape of District 1, which encompasses

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Battery Park invaded by commercial fishermen again

Chinatown fish causing serious skin infection epidemic

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Why I have such contempt for the mainstream press

October 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I wish more people knew what I knew about mainstream news media.

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It’s official. Danny Meyer has sold out, literally.

Update August 15, 2014- Reuters reports that the private equity firm Leonard and Greene and Partners LP purchased the 40% stake in USHG, not Goldman Sachs as were guessed. July 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer As if it weren’t … Continue reading

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Restaurants should charge upfront

September 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Restaurants should charge upfront. Think about it. How crass is it to ask diners to start to do accounting in their head after wine and food?

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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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I was in the delivery room when Obamacare was born

Update September 21, 2014- Obamacare is causing more people to go to the hospital, which is driving revenue fr the big corporations. Therefore, the GOP lobbyists are telling the Republicans to back off of Obamacare-bashing as a campaign strategy. How … Continue reading

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The combustion engine will go away sooner than people think

September 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I was noticing the strong presence of electric vehicles at this year’s car show on the esplanade. Not only did Tesla show up, but BMW sent their M8 electric car.

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