Category Archives: - Real estate

Residents of 70 Battery Place are next to be evicted

August 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously described the bizarre gentrification taking place in BPC, whereby wealthy people paying high rent are being evicted by “one-percenter”

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Tour of the new Stuyvesant Community Center

June 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The new and improved Stuyvesant Community Center (SCC) opened its doors to the community today. For selfish reasons, I should not post this article, to keep a good thing to ourselves, but … Continue reading

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Despite “New law”, Speaker Silver still fails to bring in new schools to Downtown

August 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Governor Cuomo, both up for re-election in one month, have rushed through a new bill

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California set to ban drones that violate privacy laws

August 23, 2014- California has a state bill that would ban the use of drones capturing photos of celebrities and others, in ways that violate current privacy laws.

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Exclusive: Pier A does not yet have a liquor license

August 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has learned that Pier A still does not have

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FiDi’s P.J. Clarke’s goes out of business

August 22, 2014- A real estate blog reports that a P.J. Clarke’s burger joint in FiDi has gone out of business.

Posted in - Real estate, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA, Financial District, Hamburgers, fries, Reviews | 1 Comment

WSJ explains why Governor’s Island is getting elevated

August 20, 2014- The WSJ reported on Governor’s Island and explained its history and why portions of it are being elevated now.

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Photos of Liberty Park

August 20, 2014- The Port Authority took these photos of the elevated park at Liberty Street, by Ground Zero.

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JPMorgan planning to move headquarters to WTC?

August 12, 2014- Bloomberg is reporting that JPMorgan is looking to cut costs, relocate offices to others states, and move their headquarters to either Hudson Yards or the WTC.

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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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Brookfield construction kills prized trees

August 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The botched Brookfield Place construction that has caused the community to walk long circuitous detour routes, and be forced to view ugly scaffolding,

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Brookfield Place delays | 3 Comments

Brookfield to exit struggling Brookfield Place

August 8, 2014- The mystery of the semi-stalled construction at Brookfield Place has been answered. The parent company,

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Drone lobbyists fail to sway FAA

August 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The scores of national newspaper and TV stories recently that have portrayed drones as super neat and vital for a new industry, while making no

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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

Collect Pond dry

August 9, 2014- The newly opened Collect Pond by the strip of courts on Centre Street is now closed again for repairs.

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Complaints about drone spying into 2 River Terrace high-rise apartment windows

Update June 27, 2014- The NYPD is deferring to their central office on the legality of drones in Manhattan. However, they sent a link

Posted in - NYPD First Precinct, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime | 4 Comments

Exclusive: Have rent increases in BPC been illegal?

June 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported, “Exclusive: Your building is likely rent stabilized and you had no idea” in which we uncovered

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Downtown commercial real estate in greater demand than traditional Midtown

July 2, 2014- Crain’s reports, “”The epicenter of Manhattan is moving west, south and downtown,”

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The new Laughing Man doing well

July 22, 2014- Laughing Man coffee relocated to a larger spot, and is doing much better now. They are located in the NYMEX building by

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The history of the ugliest buildings in New York

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