Category Archives: Op-Ed

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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Letter to State Liquor Authority: Do not allow the Pier A liquor license

April 13, 2014- By Delia von Neuschatz To: The New York State Liquor Authority Dear (name redacted) : I am a Battery Park City homeowner and resident writing to express my deep concern over the granting of a 7:00 AM … Continue reading

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Without community input, BPCA allows radiation beaming cell tower to go up

April 17, 2014- Opinion by Steven E. Greer, MD The South BPC community is getting worked up over the stealth installation of an unknown-height Verizon cell tower going in on top of 300 Albany Street, BatteryPark.TV first reported on this … Continue reading

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Why Union Square Hospitality Group is the best in the business

(The new and improved Shake Shack fries) March 11, 2014- By Steven E Greer, MD The number of restaurant groups trying to copy Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) and create the “better burger” are in the dozens, but … Continue reading

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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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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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Should Gateway Plaza be condemned?

February 16, 2014- Opinion By Steven E. Greer BP.TV receives many letters to the editor, most of them being gripes about quality of life issues. The vast majority of the complaints come from Gateway Plaza residents upset about conditions in … 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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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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Paul Gigot’s Op-Ed section disgraces the Wall Street Journal yet again

February 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD On February 20th, Paul Gigot, the editor in charge of gatekeeping the letters published in the prestigious Wall Street Journal, allowed two men to criticize Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks about … Continue reading

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Letter: I enjoy BatteryPark.TV

Hello Dr. Greer, I read your email list serve and think you do a great job. I am interested in many of your postings ( & congrats on getting the scoop on the BASE jumpers, etc. story). You are helping … Continue reading

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The Netflix Late Reviewer: The Counselor

March 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Ridley Scott is not the main reason that The Counselor is one of the worst movies made in 2013. The casting directors, Nina Gold and Avy Kaufman (a Tribecan), are to blame. Once … Continue reading

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Restaurant tip of the Week: Don’t do what Morton’s did

March 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The Morton’s steak house near the 9/11 Memorial invited me to stop by and do the usual photo review. We make genuine new articles, not infomercials, and are never censored or told what … Continue reading

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Letter to editor: Margaret Chin does not represent Downtown

March 19, 2014- By Battery Park Dad Regarding recent comments on BatteryPark.TV about Councilwoman Margaret Chin representing only Chinatown and city unions, I couldn’t agree more. If you want to make sure the Chinatown Senior Centers get their funding (and … Continue reading

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Zero coverage in local press of most important issue to BPC in years

March 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV exclusively reported that the operators of the new Pier A restaurant were granted by the CB1 a rare 4:00 AM liquor license in a residential community. Attending the CB1 meeting on March … Continue reading

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Letter to Editor: “Your voice permits us to see things that might not be seen elsewhere”

March 21, 2014- Letter to Editor from Dr. Kim Lurie Though I may be forced out of my living space soon, I will continue to subscribe to your postings, wherever I end up.

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The BPCA needs an oversight committee

March 17, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The WSJ reports on the newly formed “Oversight Committee” for the NJ NY Port Authority, that was created after the Governor Christie “Bridegate” scandal. The article states

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The Netflix Late Reviewer- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

March 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer This second installment in The Hunger Games has earned $424 Million to date, domestic. Star Jennifer Lawrence delivered another great performance, and some of the scenes were intriguing. However, overall,

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Do local task forces accomplish anything?

March 13, 2014- Opinion By Steven E. Greer, MD The newly elected Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer recently formed a “Task Force” to halt the progress of the Howard Hughes Corporation development planned for the Seaport at Pier 17. The … Continue reading

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Letter: Illegal town cars block disabled access to bus stop on Vesey Street

March 12, 2014- Letter to Editor by David Feldman The problems (that BP.TV wrote about) persist. A dispatcher, wearing a bright orange vest is positioned just past the bus stop on Vesey Street. His job is to guide vehicles, and … Continue reading

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Should the HRPT be patting themselves on the back?

September 21, 2013- Opinion By Steven E. Greer, MD The Friends of Hudson River Park” is throwing a “Robin Hood” style gala on October 3rd at Pier 57. The event will “honor” Goldman Sachs and Michael Novogratz (Chairman of “Friends”, … Continue reading

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We support raising the minimum wage

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Letter from viewer to Governor Cuomo about the BPCA

Dear Governor Cuomo, There have been numerous attempts to address the duplicitous behavior at Battery Park City Authority, none of which have resulted in the taxpayers or employees getting justifiable answers.  Maybe they have been pacified with answers but not … Continue reading

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Review: The new Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon aims for Nickelodeon’s viewers

February 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The new Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon completed its first week. Ratings were high, around 7-Million, thanks to A-listers as guests. However, the short segments which actually featured just Jimmy Fallon were cringe … Continue reading

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Hollywood set to oppose Hillary Clinton again

January 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD In 2007, Hollywood powerbroker David Geffen gave an interview to the New York Time’s Maureen Dowd, which could have been the deciding factor that propelled Barack Obama into the White House. At … Continue reading

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Letter: We need developments to save the Seaport

February 26, 2014- By Battery Park Dad While I applaud the effort to ensure that the community around the Seaport has a voice via the Seaport Task Force, I have to question the naiveté of the community leaders opposed to … Continue reading

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Letter: Sick and tired of the unending helicopter noise

January 4, 2014- By Delia von Neuschatz Our elected officials have accomplished absolutely zero in mitigating the tourist helicopter issue since air tours moved to the Downtown Manhattan Heliport in 2008 after they were banned from using the East 34th … Continue reading

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My Grandmother: a pioneer in education of sorts

February 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD My mother posted the note, below, her site today. It is about her mother’s (my grandmother) 100th birthday. I found it interesting as it relates to women’s education in the 1930′s and … Continue reading

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Letter: Gateway retaliated against me for complaining

February 15, 2014 Dear Editor, I have been a tenant at Gateway exactly one year this weekend. I am not rent stabilized, but rather live in a market-rate one bedroom “renovated apartment.”

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Letter: The dog poop scourge of Battery Park City

Dear Editor: I recently moved into 380 Rector Place and I have a dog.  I walk throughout our neighborhood and I am shocked by the amount of dog waste there is on the street and on the promenade. Is there … Continue reading

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Letter to Rep. Nadler about ferry boat horn problem

) To: Celine Mizrahi, Staffer for Rep. Jerrold Naddler Ms. Mizrahi, I received your email as a possible contact in Rep. Nadler’s office. If you are the incorrect contact, would you please forward my note to the correct person. I read … Continue reading

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Letter: Why are Downtown Express newsracks polluting North BPC?

Update November 2, 2013- The surrogate trashcan DowntownExpress newsrack was removed by somebody. Update October 27, 2013- Yet another DowntownExpress newsrack has appeared on North End Avenue, within yards of four others. September 26, 2013- Letter from North BPC resident … Continue reading

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Letter: New anglers on esplanade are a problem

Letter to the Editor June 6, 2013, By B. Rosen I would like to address the arrival of fisherman now using the Esplanade between Liberty Street and the South Cove. That strip of the esplanade between those two locations is home to … Continue reading

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Ralph Lauren botches another Olympic with bad taste

January 26, 2014- Recall, for the 2012 summer Olympics, designer Ralph Lauren was criticized for having his Olympic team uniforms manufactured in China. Somehow, he got the contract again for the 2014 Olympics. This time, he learned his lesson, and … Continue reading

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Mayor de Blasio’s social equality platform: A fascinating experiment

January 22, 2013- By Steven E. Greer We are witnessing a fascinating political science experiment unfold in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio won the office by tapping into the protest vote. Millions of New Yorkers had become disaffected … Continue reading

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Viewership continues to grow like a weed

For the month of January, 2014, total viewership was 27,453 total views, which was a whopping 37% growth over 2013. Of those, 19,000 were unique views, which gives a better indication of the actual number of humans paying attention. For … Continue reading

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Told you so, The Super Bowl sucketh on a grand scale

February 3, 2014- The day before the Super Bowl, we wrote the essay “Why Super Bowl 48 will suck“, pointing out the ill-conceived plans to send 90,000 fans from Manhattan to New Jersey via public transportation. We were correct. The … Continue reading

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Why Super Bowl 48 will suck

Update February 2, 2014- Told you so, lead story tomorrow will be how New jersey screwed up the transportation to the game. Opinion February 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer What would happen if, as an experiment of the effectiveness … Continue reading

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Sallie Krawcheck tries her third attempt at reinventing herself

Opinion February 1, 2014- Sallie Krawcheck was the CFO of Citigroup from 2004 to 2007, and was partly responsible for the bank loading up on risky CDO’s and other mortgage backed derivatives which should have destroyed the bank (White House … Continue reading

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