Category Archives: Op-Ed

Ken Burns series on FDR helps me discover my own history

September 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I watched with fascination all of the episodes of the Ken Burns PBS series about the lives of Teddy and Franklin Delano Roosevelt when, midway through the series

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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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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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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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What Steve Jobs would have invented if he had lived longer

September 17, 2014- Charlie Rose asked Apple CEO Tim Cook what they plan to do after the Internet and cell phones are all played out, and he had no idea. He might want to read our story, below, from 2011. … 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 16, 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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Letter to the Editor: The Rector Street Bridge should come down, and don’t build another one!

April 13, 2014- By Gerald Hanweck Dear Editor, Right on! And don’t build the new one, either. It’s a waste of money.

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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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We support raising the minimum wage

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CB1 conspires to dodge a crucial vote

April 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer On April 1st, the BPC subcommittee of the Community Board 1 met to discuss a crucial issue in the community, which is the ongoing evictions of families form 22 River Terrace as the … Continue reading

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Review: Governor’s Island is a miserable experience from start to finish

May 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I spent a few hours touring the new Governor’s Island. It was a miserable, exhausting, and boring experience.

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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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NYPD does nice job preventing motorcycle menaces during 9/11

September 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Over the last several years, misguided motorcyclists have somehow associated loud mile-long caravans of Harley’s and Japanese bikes

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My surreal experiences on September 11, 2001

September 9, 2011 (ten year anniversary) By Steven Greer, MD No story told by a living person about September 11th, 2001 can compare to the events experienced by those who were on the

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Caution: Citi Bike company routinely charging credit cards for bogus reasons

Update September 9, 2014- Comedian Seth Rogan took to Twitter to show his outrage over Citi Bike messing with his account.

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NYT gives good review to Downtown Dance Festival

August 22, 2014- If you think that some restaurant reviewers are overly critical, try reading the arts sections and reviews of dance theaters.

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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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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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Jimmy Fallon is a D-bag: Reason #15

Charlie Rose made a perfectly acceptable joke on the CBS Morning Show.

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Essay: Mr. Mayor, It is time to give the EDC’s Kyle Kimball the boot

June 21, 2014- Opinion by Steven E. Greer, MD Recently, during a City Hall meeting of 20 elected federal, state, and city officials concluded that there should be a complete ban on tourists helicopters causing noise disturbances over most of … Continue reading

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