Category Archives: Op-Ed

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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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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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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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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BPCA backs off plans to allow other baseball teams to use the fields

February 22, 2015- Letter to the Editor by Craig Carton It’s business as usual with

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A 21st Century Titanic waiting to happen on the Hudson

February 25, 2015- The East River ferry boats have been stopped due to the ice. However,

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The Broadsheet finally reports on the Sheldon Silver scandal, making no mention of arrest, only praising him

February 3, 2015- Op-Ed by Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has long criticized the extreme bias of the local advertising flier called the Broadsheet (BS),

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Is Danny Meyer on his third strike in BPC?

January 17, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD We recently learned that the influential food critic for The New York Times, Pete Wells, visited Danny Meyer’s North End Grill at

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The Anthem hack reminds us how electronic medical record security is not ready for prime time

February 5, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD The large health insurance company now called Anthem, formerly known as WellPoint

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Downtown Little League President Zelter is making matters worse by hiding from the press

February 13, 2015: Op-Ed By Steven E. Greer The revelation yesterday that money had been embezzled from the bank accounts of the Downtown Little

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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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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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The best month ever

February 1, 2015- By Steven E. Greer January could have been the best month that I have had in a long time. It began with my college team,

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