Category Archives: Restaurants

Mighty Quinn’s BBQ: A documentary

Our interview became so in-depth that I jokingly call this a documentary. Enjoy.

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Exclusive: Large beer garden planned for Pier A esplanade

April 17, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has learned that the $6 Million paved esplanade adjacent to the Pier A nightclub is scheduled to be turned into a

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Exclusive: Pier A has acquired large chunks of BPC garages for valet parking rights

April 17, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has learned that many of the parking garages in Battery Park City have sold parking rights to the

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Iron Chef Jose Garces to open restaurant in Brookfield Place

March 11, 2014- The Eater blog reports that Iron Chef TV show winner Jose Garces is opening a full sit-down restaurant in Brookfield Place (i.e. not the food court section). There is no word yet on the type of restaurant, … Continue reading

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Crepes by Suzette on 86 Chambers Street, Tribeca

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Review: Umami Burger is fast food management trying to be fine dining

April 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Umami Burger will be opening soon in Brookfield Place. I went up to their Greenwich Village location to try it out. I walked away feeling as if I was ripped off by a … Continue reading

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Review: Bubby’s in Meatpacking District is a tourist trap

April 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I was in the Meatpacking District doing an errand and decided to try out the new Bubby’s restaurant across from the High-Line on Washington Street. My expectations were low based on my experience … Continue reading

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Floyd Cardoz Exits North End Grill

April 11, 2014- In a very important move, BPC’s best restaurant, the North End Grill, has announced that Chef Floyd Cardoz is leaving. He might

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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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Buy a real dragon egg for Easter

March 22, 2014- Master chocolatier and artist, Håkan Mårtensson of FIKA Tribeca, is preparing some special treats for Easter. Among them are Game of Thrones dragon eggs!

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Exclusive look inside El Vez

April 9, 2014- El Vez folks preparing for opening in a few weeks (assuming no city holdups with permits) gave us a nice tour. We then asked for a photo. You can see the main bar, above. Outdoors, the

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Add Bouley’s Japanese Brushstroke to your bucket list

February 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Back in 2011, When David Bouley first opened his latest Japanese restaurant called Brushstroke, in the same location as his unsuccessful Secession (a victim of the global financial collapse), I was skeptical but … Continue reading

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Letter to State Liquor Authority: Do not allow the Pier A liquor license

April 13, 2014- By Delia von Neuschatz To: The New York State Liquor Authority Dear (name redacted) : I am a Battery Park City homeowner and resident writing to express my deep concern over the granting of a 7:00 AM … Continue reading

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Best chef in the world fights back against NYC restaurant shakedown

April 4, 2014- By Thomas Keller With the conclusion of the OATH Tribunal, where the Judge overturned 25* violation points, we are now in a position to describe in detail the findings of both the original inspection and the Tribunal.

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Review: Sundaes and Cones is a rare good ice cream shop in Manhattan

April 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer For whatever reason, New York City has a dearth of good ice cream stores. The only one I have been able to find is “Sundaes and Cones” in the Village by NYU (on … Continue reading

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An afternoon with Madeline Lanciani of Duane Park Patisserie

February 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We were honored to meet and interview Tribeca’s baker, Madeline Lanciani, the owner of Duane Park Patisserie. She has been baking for more than 30 years, from her small bakery on quaint Duane … Continue reading

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Exclusive: CB1 was misled about Pier A liquor license

April 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer On March 4th, when the Poulakakos restaurant group presented to the CB1 for approval of a resolution in favor of their 4:00 AM liquor license at Pier A, Peter Poulakakos proudly stated that … Continue reading

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Interview with Ed Hogan of Brookfield Properties about retail leasing strategies

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Interview with restaurateur Danny Meyer

Dr. Steven Greer of BatteryPark.TV was given exclusive access to Danny Meyer at his newest establishment, the North End Grill. They discuss why he chose Battery Park City for his three new restaurants, and his philosophies that have led to … Continue reading

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Review: American Flatbread Tribeca

Update March 19, 2014- Flatbread is now promoting their large events room for kids birthdays, office parties, etc. March 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I was invited to check out the 13-month old American Flatbread on Canal Street … Continue reading

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Lunch with the Chairman of Restaurant Week: Tracy Nieporent

February 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV was pleased to be invited to have a marathon two-and-a-half-hour lunch with The Chairman of the Restaurant Week Committee, Tracy Nieporent, and brother of Drew Nieporent of the Myriad Restaurant Group. … Continue reading

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Watch CB1′s Tammy Meltzer blast Pier A just one year ago

 Video from April 9, 2013 April 2, 2014- We previously reported how key opponent to Pier A and the noise that it might create made a “180″ and granted them the right to dock party boats and also have a … Continue reading

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The Institute of Culinary Education moves to Brookfield Place

October 23, 2013- Brookfield Place landed yet another high-profile tenant. The Institute of Culinary Education is relocating Downtown. On the Brookfield website, “The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) is New York City’s largest and most acclaimed center for culinary learning. … Continue reading

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

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Jean-Georges is NOT coming to Brookfield Place

April 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer A local dog walker blogged this week that he had spoken to one of the Brookfield Place restaurant owners and was given a “bombshell” exclusive that famed restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten was opening a … Continue reading

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Road trip: Tapas Plan B in NOLITA

March 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I discovered Tapas Plan B on Mulberry Street in NOLITA when I reviewed Parm next door to it. It had a nice interior design, and tapas is a genre we do not … Continue reading

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Broadsheet refuses to report on pending 4:00 AM liquor license at Pier A

March 18, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Viewers have reported to BP.TV that they sent letters to the editor of the Broadsheet (BS), and also requested the BS to alert the community, about the pending 4:00 AM liquor license for … Continue reading

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Stephen Starr’s reputation in Philly

March 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer With Stephen Starr’s mega restaurant El Vez expected to open in the next few months in Battery Park City, good questions to ask are, “Who is this Stephen Starr from Philly and does … Continue reading

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Pier A to be “largest restaurant in NYC”

March 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer You might seriously want to be considering moving if you like Battery Park City for its quiet manicured parks and family-friendly environment. The Community Board tonight just rubberstamped a 4:00 AM liquor license … Continue reading

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Exclusive: We know the opening date for Brookfield Place restaurants

March 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The opening date for the second floor group of 14 restaurants in Brookfield Place will be

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Restaurant tip of the Week: Don’t do what Morton’s did

March 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The Morton’s steak house near the 9/11 Memorial invited me to stop by and do the usual photo review. We make genuine new articles, not infomercials, and are never censored or told what … Continue reading

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Important CB1 meeting today for BPC residents

March 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The monthly CB1 meeting tomorrow will discuss two issues vital to Battery Park City. You are encouraged to try to find the time and attend.

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Union Square Hospitality Group opens “Wine 101″ course

March 23, Crain’s reports, “Danny Meyer’s USHG is sharing a drop of its secret sauce with the public. A 10-week wine education course the company has offered employees as part of their professional development is now available to anyone willing … Continue reading

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A $12 salmon dinner at François Payard

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Exclusive: Goldman Sachs takes down El Vez neon signs

Update March 22, 2014- The rest of the large neon signs were taken down as well. Read below for the whole scoop. March 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV first reported that the neon sign installed by Stephen Starr’s … Continue reading

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Mulberry and Vine (Organic, healthy, seasonal vegetables)

73 Warren Street Menu here (212) 791-6300

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Restaurant fines could be reduced 25%

March 22, 2014- WSJ reports, “City officials released new restaurant-grading rules designed to reduce fines by nearly 25%, a top priority of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who pledged during the campaign to help small businesses that he said were pummeled … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Chipotle coming to South End Ave commercial strip

March 14, 2014- The old cleaners, now closed down, next to the drug store and Gristedes, has paper on the window. Multiple sources told us that a Chipotle restaurant is going in. We then confirmed the story with our own … Continue reading

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Blog about IPO’s speculates that Shake Shack could go public

March 19, 2014- A blog about stock IPO’s purely conjectures and speculates about the merits of Union Square Hospitality Group’s ability to spin off Shake Shack as a public company. We believe that there are no plans whatsoever for doing … Continue reading

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White House pastry chef quits

March 19, 2014- The Post reports, “Longtime executive pastry chef Bill Yosses has announced the “bittersweet” decision to leave the White House and move to New York, where he will teach people how to eat more healthfully, according to The … Continue reading

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