Category Archives: - Real estate

Exclusive tour of the Four Seasons at 30 Park Place

January 31, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The Silverstein real estate

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A tour of World Trade Center Tower 4 and Tower 7

September 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Dara McQuillan of Silverstein Properties took us

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Is Danny Meyer on his third strike in BPC?

January 17, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD We recently learned that the influential food critic for The New York Times, Pete Wells, visited Danny Meyer’s North End Grill at

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Head of NYC Consumer Affairs opposes Pier A

April 24, 2014- The newly appointed head of the city’s Consumer Affairs Department, Julie Menin, discusses her opposition to making Pier A a private restaurant.

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The ferry boat horn blowing noise nuisance coming to Pier-A

January 29, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Last month, the CB1 entertained the thought of allowing the company “Manhattan by Sail”, operated by

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Restaurateur Jose Garces doubles down on Downtown, opening a second place in WTC

January 29, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The CB1 agendas for February revealed what

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BPCA Chairman Mehiel has paid all of the relevant elected officials

January 24, 2015- Did you ever wonder why the local elected officials did not do more to save Mike Fortenbaugh’s

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You have probably been to one of the Farkas IGY marinas

January 24, 2015- I was not interested in the actual marina aspect of MarinaGate. My main interest

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Scenes from the BPCA board meeting deciding the fate of the marina

January 22, 2015- Scenes from the BPCA board meeting today:

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Exclusive: Did BPCA’s CFO Robert Serpico misappropriate $4.2 Million NY State grant money?

December 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has previously reported on the mishandling of the construction and design of the Pier-A visitor center that was funded by a $4.2 Million New York State parks grant funds.

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Tour of the new Stuyvesant Community Center

Update January 17, 2015- I tried out the day pass for the first time. It requires a one-time waiver document and

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Brookfield looks to sell Brookfield Place

November 6, 2014- Brookfield Property Partners L.P. (NYSE: BPY) hosted

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Progress on Equinox construction

Update January 21, 2015- the inside of Equinox now has some final counters and flooring. So, perhaps, maybe,

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The pencil towers are taking over the NYC

January 2, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The NYT editorial sections writes, “It’s not a tourist attraction yet, but when hard-hatted construction

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The housing bubble will deflate rapidly in 2015

December 8, 2014- The WSJ reports that the Fed will likely raise

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The one-percenter who runs BPC

Update January 20, 2015- It gets better. Mr. Mehiel owns a 148-foot mega-yacht called Helios.

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Will Canadians control all of the waterways in Downtown New York?

Update January 23, 2015- Brookfield did indeed win the RFP to run North Cove Marina, as suspected. Also, Howard Hughes announced

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Brookfield just wants the marina to help them sell Brookfield Place

January 21, 2015- By Steven E. Greer What no one in the press but us is realizing about MarinaGate is that Brookfield Place is bidding for the marina RFP solely to help them “flip” their Brookfield Place

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Confirmed: Friends of Governor Cuomo want to run North Cove Marina

Update November 4, 2014- In Cuomo’s acceptance speech tonight, he thanked Andrew Farkas personally. Mr. Farkas is the man vying for

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Exclusive: Why did Brookfield and a Cuomo friend win the marina RFP? Follow the money.

December 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Since Mike Fortenbaugh is being told to evacuate the marina in two weeks, and the BPCA dodged the controversial

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