Category Archives: Op-Ed

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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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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The Tunnel to Towers no longer fits well within BPC

Update September 30, 2014- BP.TV has learned that the Tunnel to Towers will very likely not be returning to the Vesey Street location next year. September 28, 2014- The “Tunnel to Towers” events has been allowed to occupy and shut … Continue reading

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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 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

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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