Category Archives: Seafood

Review: the North End Grill lobster roll

September 3, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I had a business lunch today and chose North End Grill as the venue. I tried the new lobster roll. Simply put,

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Review: Barchetta (Italian seafood)

Update September 10, 2014- The NYT’s Pete Wells reviewed Barchetta with one-star and said,

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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

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Interview with restaurateur Danny Meyer

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The Grand Banks oyster boat on Pier 25

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Eric Bromberg discusses his new Blue Ribbon Sushi coming to Brookfield Place

Update July 23, 2014- They got the TCO and will open Monday.

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Stephen Starr snags 3-star chef Justin Smillie from Il Buco

July 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Stephen Starr, owner of the new El Vez that is striking the right chords with Downtowners, has snagged the newly anointed 3-star chef, Justin Smillie

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Eric Bromberg of Blue Ribbon talks shop

May 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD One of the most successful chefs and restaurateurs in New York City is Eric Bromberg. With classic training in Paris at Le Cordon Bleu, he went on to launch Blue Ribbon on … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Blue Smoke to transform from BBQ into fine dining

June 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has learned that The Union Square Hospitality Group’s Blue Smoke chain, which started out as one of the first

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Tapas Plan B in NOLITA needs a Plan C

Update June 16, 2014- Observer is reporting that Plan B wants to get out of their lease, which costs $21,000 per month, because they cannot make things work financially.

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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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Review: American Cut Tribeca

October 12, 2013- By Steven E. Greer American Cut recently opened in Tribeca at 363 Greenwich Street, near Franklin Street. It is a joint venture between Chef Marc Forgione and the LDV Hospitality group. The first American Cut is located … Continue reading

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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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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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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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3-Star Michelin Le Bernardin evacuated for nearby fire

January 6, 2014- This is a bad week for fine dining. No sooner than did Scalini Fedeli slime customers than Le Bernardin has to evacuate due to a nearby fire in the Time Life building. On Eric Ripert’s Twitter: Live … Continue reading

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Two-year review of The North End Grill: Truffle oil should be banned

November 29, 2013- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV had not dined at North End Grill (NEG) for several months, giving them a chance to make changes and corrections (One of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality (USHG) strengths is spotting trouble … Continue reading

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North End Grill stumbles in sophomore year

October 2, 2013- The 2014 Zagat is out, and the North End Grill is not in the top 100. Last year, it opened and debuted as “The Best New Restaurant”. Some changes have already been notice with the menu and … Continue reading

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Merchant’s River House re-opens after Hurricane Sandy

November 13, 2012 Merchant’s River House is now open again after flooding from Hurricane Sandy knocked it out.   375 South End Avenue New York, NY 10280-1014 (212) 432-1451

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A few comments from Danny Meyer about the new Zagat ratings for North End Grill

October 4, 2012 By Steven E. Greer The new 2013 edition of Zagat ranked Danny Meyer’s new North End Grill as the best new restaurant. We asked him some questions. Note how Mr. Meyer defers some questions to his staff, … Continue reading

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