Category Archives: Op-Ed

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

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Helicopter noise, Hudson River Park Trust, Music Bands, Op-Ed, Outdoor events, Parks, Performing arts, Restaurants, Schools, Seafood, Seaport, SoHo | 2 Comments

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

Update July 14, 2014 (4:00 PM)- The NYC Inspector General is aware if this problem and investigating.

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, BIkes, Crime, Gripes, Op-Ed | 2 Comments

45 years ago, a humble man from Ohio landed on the moon

July 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Forty-five-years ago tomorrow (July 20th, 1969), Neil Armstrong became the first human to step onto the moon, with his poignant and profound proclamation,

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A modern medical wonder finishes second in the U.S. Open golf tournament

June 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD 34-year-old Erik Compton finished tied for second in the United States Open golf tournament. That was a good accomplishment by any standard, but it was also a genuine feat of modern medicine … Continue reading

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Exclusive: P.J. Clarke’s wants your help fighting Brookfield

July 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer If you walk by P.J. Clarke’s during the lunch hour, the popular outdoor dining area will be empty. Only after the work shift do they become packed for dinner service.

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Brookfield Place delays, Featured Residents, Gripes, Op-Ed, Restaurants | 3 Comments

Exclusive: Controversial Danny Meyer restaurant at 9/11 Memorial to be more of a pop-up counter

July 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Our intrepid reporter, Mary Engels, took a press tour of the 9/11 Memorial today (photos and story soon). We asked her to spy on the

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Danny Meyer needs to sell his BPC restaurants and leave town

July 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD No one is a bigger supporter of the three Union Square Hospitality restaurants in Battery Park City than I am. In late 2011, when Shake Shack opened, then Blue Smoke and North … Continue reading

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Letters: Pitbull owners terrorize Gateway Plaza

July 7, 2014- BatteryPark.TV has received several letters regarding pitbulls and their owners who live in Gateway Plaza. They are unsolicited, not based on any recent story, which indicates something is going on.

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - NYPD First Precinct, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Dog feces and urine on sidewalks, Op-Ed | 2 Comments

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

July 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer As if it weren’t obvious, Danny Meyer has officially sold out, leaving the fine-dining business to focus on expanding Shake Shack.

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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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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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Why is Pier 25 “Cash Only”?

June 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I had to go to Pier 25 to meet some people on a boat, and I noticed something. Bob Townley’s Manhattan Youth was getting

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12,000 Patriots died in British prison ships

July 4, 2014- By Steven Greer In New York Harbor and the East River, 238 years ago, 12,000 Patriots died in British prison ships, mostly from small pox (per History Channel). Few people know this on this July 4th because … Continue reading

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Manhattan was epicenter of American Revolution

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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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Danny Meyer places Op-Ed in NYT to explain the closing of Union Square Cafe

July 3, 2014- Danny Mayer addresses the controversy over the closure of Union Square Cafe due to high rents in a NYT Op-Ed. He writes, “Because the market suggests they can, landlords are using this moment to demand the significantly … Continue reading

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The Greer TV News Talent Agency (GTA)

April, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Well, statistically, the p-value that this is a fluke is getting pretty small. The number of TV news anchors who have been hired after I suggested them to the heads of news is astonishing.

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Millennials, a fading nation, and who’s to blame

March 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Pew research people have a book out, “The Next America: Boomers, Millennials”,  and it has me thinking. I never really thought about it, but labeling the demise of a society as … Continue reading

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Wary Price’s lame Aquatic Carousel will never be completed

June 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer To no one’s surprise, the stalled construction project inside the Battery Park Conservancy, the aquatic-themed carousel, is delayed yet again. DNAinfo reports that it will now open in 2015.

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TriBeCan obstructionists boot out noisy gays this summer

June 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The nationally recognized music groups that played Pier 26 last year for Gay Pride Week were the first taste of culture that Downtown had seen since 2001. Groups such as “Fun”, “The Nationals”, … Continue reading

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