Category Archives: Performing arts

Review: City Winery is the best music venue Downtown

April 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We had the pleasure of visiting the City Winery on Varick Street to watch Simon Townshend play (the brother of The Who’s Pete Townshend). The layout is ideal for a civilized evening of … Continue reading

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Now that’s entertainment: Queen of the Night performing arts dinner show

January 30, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Are you bored to tears of Tribeca, and tired of flying to LA for good old fashioned hedonistic fun? Do you miss the glory days of The Box on Chrystie Street circa 2005, with … Continue reading

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Road trip: West 26th Street has become a live music destination

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Pace College Dean speaks about changes to FiDi

February 28, 2014- By Steven E. Greer In Part 2 of our interview with Pace University’s Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Nira Hermann, we discuss the dramatic changes to the neighborhood near her Spruce Street campus.

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Traditional Irish music

BatteryPark.TV is pleased to feature The Craobh Naithí Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, which is an organization based in Dublin, Ireland that teaches and promotes traditional Irish music. The group is on a New York tour and stopped by the … Continue reading

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Meet the new boss: Interview with The Who’s Roger Daltrey

In full screen 1080i HD ) More than 20 years ago, Roger Daltrey began forming special cancer units in the UK to treat patients in their teenage and young adult years. Now, with the other member of the legendary rock … Continue reading

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WTC Performing Arts Center still lacks funding to proceed

Update March 10, 2014- As BP.TV has reported, the WSJ confirms that the WTC performing arts center is going nowhere fast.

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Interview with Pace University leaders

February 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed the Dean of Pace University’s College of Arts and Sciences, Nira Herrmann, and her Chair of Performing Arts, Jorge Cacheiro, about their college, and the newly constructed classroom building on … Continue reading

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Wednesday Jazz at the Winter Garden

February 12, 2014- Every Wednesday at 12:00, until February 26, the Brookfield Place Winter Garden will have free concerts with jazz duos. Today, the act was George Cables on piano and Steve Turre on trombone. On February 19- Aruan Ortiz, … Continue reading

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Brookfield Place ice sculptures

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BPC’s Leonardo Di Caprio wins Golden Globe

January 14, 2014- This post is a blatant gimmick to drive web traffic, but BPC’s own Leo Di Caprio won a Golden Globe. Yippee.

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Breakdancers at Zuccotti Park 12-30-2013

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Robert Downey Jr. sings (very well) with Sting

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Christmas Tree lighting

Best viewed in full-screen mode, 1080i HD

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Stand up for Heroes 2013

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Photos of the 2013 BPC Block Party

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Video of the BPC Block Party 2013

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9/11 memorial lights

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NYPD 9/11 bagpipe parade 2009

The annual NYPD commemorative bagpipe parade honoring the police killed in the September 11th, 2001 attacks.  

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NYPD 9/11 bagpipe parade 2007

Over 164,000 views and counting (This is the file with the 100,00 views originally posted on YouTube at another location of ours)

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Without public comment, even more concerts coming to Pier 26

Update September 5, 2013- More concerts than originally announced seem to have been added to the Pier 26 season . Tonight, “Empire of the Sun” is playing. Friday and Saturday, “Passion Pit” plays. When we first reported the concerts series … Continue reading

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CB1 wants Castle Clinton to become a performing arts center

August 9, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD In the annual report and request for budget (Page 23), the Community Board 1 is requesting from the city that the Clinton Castle within Battery Park be converted into a performing arts … Continue reading

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Do you support Pier 26 concerts or oppose the noise?

Update, July 6, 2013- Everyone seems to support the summer concerts on Pier 26 (as does this Editor). The curmudgeons lose. July 2, 2013- Do you support Pier 26 concerts or oppose the noise? Post your comments please. also Take … Continue reading

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Billion dollar performing arts center at Ground Zero saved from extinction

January 31, 2013 The WSJ is reporting that the all-but-dead billion-dollar proposed performing arts center at Ground Zero has been given a small breath of life. However, it is far from a done deal. In the WSJ, by Jennifer Maloney, … Continue reading

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When pigs fly in Yankee Stadium

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The Hudson River Pageant 2012

In full screen 1080i HD

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Tribeca: Still lame after 9:00 PM

October 20, 2012 By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV rarely ventures to Tribeca now that BPC has the new stores on Vesey and North End. For the first time in about a year, we toured the nightly entertainment spots across … Continue reading

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We are pushing for a performing arts center in BPC

September 26, 2012 By Steven E. Greer, MD In the September 23rd “What we want from the new BPCA“, we listed a performing arts center as a new project for the BPCA that would be in demand. There is currently … Continue reading

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Marissa Webb’s Fashion Week show

Courtesy of BPC resident Mary Engels

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The people have voted: “Bring quality music to the Conrad Hotel”

The results of our survey are in. Ideally, if the business model made sense, our viewers liked the idea of a high-quality jazz and performing arts venue to go into one of the remaining retail spots of the Conrad Hotel, … Continue reading

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Adrián Villar Rojas’ “Before My Birth” outdoor exhibit at WFC

The reviews from local residents and passersby seem to be uniformly negative toward this latest Brookfield outdoor artwork. In 2010, the same Brookfield people selected an equally baffling piece of work. A common comment from viewers is that the artist … Continue reading

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Is that one of them artsy things?

August 25, 2010 BPC has featured many interesting temporary art exhibits near the North Cove Marina. The latest one called “Weather Beacon” by Erik Guzman is quite a mystery. If the goal is to perplex, it has certainly succeeded. What … Continue reading

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Men in Black 3 filmed in Battery Park

March 1, 2012

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Huge crowds for Chinese New Year celebrations at the Winter Garden

January 28, 2012 (Click images to expand to full screen)

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The Christmas Tree Lighting in Battery Park City of 2011

December 8, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD (In full screen 1080iHD) Toy donations can be made by contacting Stockings with Care or caroline@stockingswithcare.org  

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New American Youth Ballet

Liz Conner interviews some members of Battery Park City’s New American Youth Ballet preparing for a June 18th appearance at Public School 89 called “Royal Wedding of Classical Music and Dance”. (Viewable in full-screen 1080iHD)    

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The parade of Santas

December 11, 2011 Local resident Fran Miller sent these to us (Click images to enlarge)  

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Drawing in the Park

May 21, 2011 (Viewable in full-screen 1080iHD) One of the many activities in Battery Park that is produced by the Parks Conservancy is Drawing in the Park. Free art supplies and a tutor are supplied for adults to sketch landscapes … Continue reading

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Figure al Fresco

May 11, 2011 The Figure al Fresco program convenes on Wednesday afternoons, starting at 2:30 PM,  on the esplanade by the South Cove. An art instructor helps guide residents as the sketch a standing model. For more information, call (212) … Continue reading

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Save the Stairs

Update: June 17, 2011 The Winter Garden marble stairs are reportedly getting a pardon and will now be saved from demolition. Per our interview in March with grass roots leader Justine Cuccia, Brookfield Properties had wanted to demolish the awe-inspiring … Continue reading

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