Category Archives: Outdoor events

Citi Bike program saved by Related real estate company

October 28, 2014- The NYT reports, “New York’s popular

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Duck pond 10-17-2014

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The celebrity sunflowers of Downtown

August 25, 2014- Several community gardeners in Battery Park, at Albany Street and the West Side Highway, have grown extraordinary tall sunflowers this year.

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Monarch butterflies in Wagner Park

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From twig in the ground to this

October 17, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I planted this as a twig many moons ago. It has the best shape and color in the area.

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Downtown Dance Festival: Day 2

August 18, 2014- The second day of the Downtown Dance Festival featured

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Sheldon Silver writes letter in support of Mike Fortenbaugh’s marina

October 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The most powerful man in New York State politics, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, has written a letter of support for Mike Fortenbaugh to

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Fishermen on the esplanade migrate north

Update August 21, 2013- Despite the PEP Captain claiming that they were enforcing rules to prevent the fishermen from setting up disgusting mini-fisheries

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BPCA hires separate security for Pier-A, not Poulakakos

September 23, 2014- By Steven E. Greer In an admission of the ineptness of the city-parks-contracted PEP force, which already costs the BPCA several million dollars per year,

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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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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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Photo tour of the Pier 26 free kayak center

August 17,2014- By Steven E. Greer Graeme Birchall has been running the free kayaking services at

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A blonde invasion

June 20, 2014- Tomorrow is the longest day of the year, and the Swedes celebrate the Summer Solstice with a Midsummer’s Night event

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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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9/11 Spotlights

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Please do not come back, Dîner en Blanc

August 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I was in Midtown eating last night and saw a Citi Bike rack. On an impulse, I hopped on and rode home. The weather was great.

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At NYC green markets, the cash is greener than the vegetables

Update September 3- The area north of the W Hotel was opened by a ribbon cutting ceremony led by Jessica Lappin, Catherine McVay Hughes, and Margaret Chin. The green market will be a part of the new area that will … Continue reading

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NYT gives good review to Downtown Dance Festival

August 22, 2014- If you think that some restaurant reviewers are overly critical, try reading the arts sections and reviews of dance theaters.

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The Grand Banks oyster boat on Pier 25

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Cool music arrives to Seaport

August 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I was talking to a very senior TV executive on

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