Category Archives: - Real estate

How much does your building pay to BPCA each year?

June 23, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV obtained the F2014 budget for the BPCA. It lists the revenue generated from each parcel of property in ground leases.

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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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The real Eataly coming soon

June 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The 30,000 square-foot behemoth grocery with a French theme opening next year on the first floor of Brookfield Place has long

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Saks Fifth Avenue to also bring headquarters Downtown

July 14, 2014- Saks Fifth Avenue is opening a store in Brookfield Place, as was previously announced. Today, the WSJ reports that they are

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BPC needs a Block Association, a “Friends of BPC”

July 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Most communities in Manhattan have official Block Associations acting as oversight committees to keep the CB1 and local

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B&H sells 200 drones a day

July 9, 2014- The Post reports on the explosion in popularity of cheap remote control drones with cameras. The article states,

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Review: Umami Burger in Hudson Eats

June 14, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I tried out the new Umami Burger in Hudson Eats. Previously, I gave a poor review to the first New York location in Greenwich Village, but

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Letters: Pitbull owners terrorize Gateway Plaza

July 7, 2014- BatteryPark.TV has received several letters regarding pitbulls and their owners who live in Gateway Plaza. They are unsolicited, not based on any recent story, which indicates something is going on.

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PEP refuse to enforce West Thames grass field rules, leading to destruction of grass

June 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The BPCA is still refusing to acknowledge that the strip of land along the West Side Highway is now BPCA responsibility, per

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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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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

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Manhattan was epicenter of American Revolution

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Danny Meyer places Op-Ed in NYT to explain the closing of Union Square Cafe

July 3, 2014- Danny Mayer addresses the controversy over the closure of Union Square Cafe due to high rents in a NYT Op-Ed. He writes, “Because the market suggests they can, landlords are using this moment to demand the significantly … Continue reading

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Will the Asians save Hudson Eats from failure?

June 30, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Monday, I walked through Hudson Eats during prime dinner time at 6:30 PM, and most of the shops had zero people in line. It was sad.

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The feds go after realtors using drones in the city

July 1, 2014- BatteryPark.TV previously exclusively reported that drones were peeping into high-rise apartment buildings

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Danny Meyer sells 40% of the company to Goldman Sachs

June 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Will Danny Meyer relocate his original Union Square Cafe to BPC? The NY Times reports that he is closing the original restaurant in Union Square as the rent has risen too high. The … Continue reading

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Poulakakos team justifies Pier-A beer garden as “Tribute to German immigrants”

June 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer. At the June 3rd SLA public meeting to discuss the Pie A liquor license, the much-denied beer garden planned for Pier-A was proven to be a real plan.

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BPCA has no plans to renew ground leases expiring in 2069

June 3, 2013- By Steven E. Greer The new President of the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), Shari Hyman, made a grand appearance before the Community Board 1′s

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Is the record-breaking $118 M Ritz-Carlton Penthouse a publicity stunt for the reality TV star agent?

June 28, 2014- By Steven E. Greer CNBC helped promote the career of the TV reality star agent trying to sell this “Most expensive ever” apartment in the Ritz-Carlton in Battery Park.

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Wary Price’s lame Aquatic Carousel will never be completed

June 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer To no one’s surprise, the stalled construction project inside the Battery Park Conservancy, the aquatic-themed carousel, is delayed yet again. DNAinfo reports that it will now open in 2015.

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