Category Archives: - Real estate

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.

Posted in - City government, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA | 5 Comments

Miami Beach, Dubai, are also “landfills” like BPC

June 29, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The biggest misconception about Battery Park City

Posted in - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Tip of the Week | 1 Comment

Governors want Port Authority to sell Freedom Tower

December 29, 2014- The WSJ reports, “Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie have turned to a familiar

Posted in - Real estate, -- In the News, World Trade Center | Leave a comment

Told you so. Le District is not “opening soon”

Update January 9, 2015- Told you so. The Post now “reports” that Le District will open in March, which is of course just them

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Real estate, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA | 1 Comment

Predictions for BPC 2015

December 23, 2015- By Steven E. Greer For the coming year, I predict:

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Op-Ed, World Trade Center | Leave a comment

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon denies backing out of the Brookfield Place spot

Update January 7, 2015- The PR company firm that represents the restaurant denied that they were backing out of Brookfield, stating that

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, French, Restaurants | 1 Comment

BPCA hires security to lockout Commodore Fortenbaugh from marina

Update January 3, 2014- We spoke with a supervisor of FJC Security. They are the company contracted with the BPCA to handle security around Pier-A, not the marina.

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Sailing/Yachting | 4 Comments

Douglas Durst, developer of 1 WTC, claims his brother is a violent deranged man

January 3, 2014- The Post reports, “Real-estate titan Douglas Durst has blasted his killer big brother, Robert,

Posted in - Real estate, -- In the News, World Trade Center | Leave a comment

All local electeds now send letter to BPCA supporting the cancellation of marina RFP

December 29, 2014 Chair Dennis Mehiel Battery Park City Authority 200 Liberty St New York, NY 10281 Dear Chair Mehiel, We write regarding the recent resolution of Manhattan Community Board #1 (CB1) regarding the Battery Park

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Sailing/Yachting | 3 Comments

BPCA measures the curtains for new marina operator

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Sailing/Yachting | Leave a comment

Poulakakos expands nightclub empire

December 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV was the first to report that the Poulakakos group had opened a Trojan Horse on Bowery Street called Bacchanal,

Posted in - Real estate, - State Government, -- In the News, Bar, Lounge, Battery Park City and BPCA | Leave a comment

Demolition to begin on old 74 Trinity place

December 28, 2014- The controversial Trinity church is set to demolish the existing building at 74 Trinity

Posted in - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Financial District, World Trade Center | Leave a comment

Manhattan Borough President sends letter of support for Mike Fortenbaugh to BPCA

December 23, 2014- Gale A. Brewer, Office of the President, Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York   Dennis Mehiel Chairman & CEO, Battery Park City Authority, New York, NY 10281 Dear Chairman Mehiel: I write regarding the upcoming

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - City government, - Community Board 1, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Sailing/Yachting | Leave a comment

Exclusive: Pier A is structurally unfit to accept boats docking

December 26, 2014- The company called Manhattan by Sail,

Posted in - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA | 1 Comment

Manhattan Apartment Prices Soar to Record Levels in 2014

December 27, 2014- Prices for apartments jumped 13% year-over-year, while total number of apartments decreased.

Posted in - Real estate, -- In the News | Leave a comment

CB1 feels the heat, backpedals on Swiss Neutrality stance toward marina RFP, passes new resolution

December 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD In the wake of the huge turnout for the SaveNorthCove rally and subsequent New York Times article, and BatteryPark.TV

Posted in - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Sailing/Yachting | 4 Comments

Exclusive: Three marketing women form “Seaport Friends” to help Howard Hughes plans

December 8, 2014 (updated at 3:00 PM)- By Steven E. Greer Last week, a group of three “moms” representing the “Seaport Friends” hosted a town hall to support the Howard Hughes corporation plans to develop the Seaport.

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Seaport | 3 Comments

NYT rent v buy calculator

May 23, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The NYT has a powerful calculator that lets one determine whether buying is better than rent. For people who are uncertain of whether they

Posted in - Real estate, -- In the News, Wall Street | Leave a comment

The Oculus transportation hub at WTC

Posted in - Real estate, World Trade Center | 2 Comments

Tear down the Rector Street bridge

April 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer When something unsightly sticks around for so long, people tend to tune it out and just accept it. Like an abandoned rubber tire plant in Akron or trash barges in the Fresh Kills, … Continue reading

Posted in - City government, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Financial District, Gripes, Op-Ed, World Trade Center | 5 Comments