Category Archives: Op-Ed

We support raising the minimum wage

July 23, 2015- Governor Cuomo has moved to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

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300 Albany sneaks up even more radiation emitting cell tower brain blasters

Update July 25, 2015- Today, in typical stealth fashion, on a slow weekend day when most people

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Crain’s Op-Ed to ban tourist helicopters

July 24, 2015- Crain’s posted a guest Op-Ed from the City Council members who introduced

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Do you want 30,000 people to read a story about your local business?

July 14, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Local business owners might find this interesting. BatteryPark.TV can quite

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BPCA’s Dennis Mehiel used wife’s minority status to get big contracts

July 13, 2015- By Steven E. Greer We have heard rumors for years that Dennis Mehiel, the Chairman and CEO of the BPCA and

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Downtown Manhattan was the epicenter of the American Revolution

July 4, 2015- It is easy to forget, but most of the crucial battles and events in our Revolutionary

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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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Letter: The Police memorial is still out of order and a disgrace

May 7, 2015- Letter to the Editor by (name withheld) Dear Battery Park TV: The Police Memorial located at Liberty Street and South End Avenue in Battery Park City

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Broadsheet spins the Jeff Galloway conviction

June 8, 2015- Opinion by Steven E. Greer The local advertising flier called Broadsheet (BS) has been criticized by BatteryPark.TV over

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Letter: Trash piling up at Vesey and West Street

May 10, 2015- Letter to the Editor by Jim B.

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Le District is to be commended for not shaming people into tipping

April 21, 2015- By Steven E. Greer I dislike eating at Hudson Eats for many reasons. First, the food is bad at some of the places.

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The super cool new drug: Marijuana

May 31, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD I was watching Green Day give their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame acceptance

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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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I’m better than Charlie Rose

May 14, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Over the years, I have gotten to interview some of the biggest names in politics, music, food,

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An Amtrak story

May 13, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD As you know, an Amtrak train from Washington to New York derailed and killed seven people,

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When did Monday become “date night” in New York?

May 12, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Monday nights in New York are a funny spectacle of human mating ritual. I keep forgetting that

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Governors Island loud rave music is back

May 16, 2015- The Governors Island concert venue kicked off its season tonight to non-stop

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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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9/11 Memorial people sue Port Authority for deficient construction

May 10, 2015- The Port Authority was urged by both the governor of New Jersey and New York

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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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