Category Archives: Reviews

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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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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Tip of the Week: Try the Warby Parker bricks and mortar store

April 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I previously extolled the virtues of online optical stores that have broken the mold of the old eyeglass cartel, and sell high quality prescription glasses for as little as $35. I explained … Continue reading

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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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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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The Netflix Late Reviewer: Gravity is stunning

April 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer For those who thought that Sandra Bullock’s 2010 Oscar for The Blind Side was undeserving (like me), they might also be hesitant to buy into the hype that surrounded Gravity before the 2014 … 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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Millennials, a fading nation, and who’s to blame

March 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Pew research people have a book out, “The Next America: Boomers, Millennials”,  and it has me thinking. I never really thought about it, but labeling the demise of a society as … Continue reading

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Interview with Head of Blue School in the Seaport

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Book Review: Dragnet Nation by Julia Angwin

March 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Author of Dragnet Nation, Julia Angwin, won her Pulitzer Prize while working for the Wall Street Journal. She is now is an investigative reporter for ProPublica. Her new book builds upon her … 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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The Netflix Late Reviewer: Anchorman 2

April 6, 2014- Very funny flick. Worth seeing.

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

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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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The Netflix Late Reviewer: The Counselor

March 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Ridley Scott is not the main reason that The Counselor is one of the worst movies made in 2013. The casting directors, Nina Gold and Avy Kaufman (a Tribecan), are to blame. Once … Continue reading

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Book review: “ADHD Does Not Exist” By Richard Saul, MD

March 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Richard Saul, MD strived to be provocative with his new book ADHD Does Not Exist. He not only succeeded, but also backed up his bold assertion with ample sound logic and supporting data. … Continue reading

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A $12 salmon dinner at François Payard

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The Netflix Late Reviewer- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

March 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer This second installment in The Hunger Games has earned $424 Million to date, domestic. Star Jennifer Lawrence delivered another great performance, and some of the scenes were intriguing. However, overall,

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Why Union Square Hospitality Group is the best in the business

(The new and improved Shake Shack fries) March 11, 2014- By Steven E Greer, MD The number of restaurant groups trying to copy Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) and create the “better burger” are in the dozens, but … Continue reading

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Review: Parm before it opens

March 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I became impatient waiting for the Battery Park City Parm to start construction, so I went to the homeland in Little Italy to try out the original Parm. It was a quick … Continue reading

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The Netflix Late Reviewer: The Usual Suspects

March 9, 2014- With Kevin Spacey back in the limelight because of his Netflix hit show, it was only fitting that I used Netflix to watch him play his classic character in The Usual Suspects. Directed

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Road trip: Hill Country BBQ on 26th Street by Broadway

Update January 17, 2014- there used to be audio to the video, but YouTube removed it. Somehow, their computers detected that a live cover band singing a Guns N roses song was a Copyright violation. June 26, 2013- By Steven … Continue reading

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Review: The new Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon aims for Nickelodeon’s viewers

February 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The new Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon completed its first week. Ratings were high, around 7-Million, thanks to A-listers as guests. However, the short segments which actually featured just Jimmy Fallon were cringe … Continue reading

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Mommas, don’t let your babies grow up to be actors

March 3, 2014- The Post review of the 2014 Academy Awards was actually pretty informative. They listed the numerous cases of uneducated Hollywood actors botching the English language. It seems that the Tinseltown magic goes away when they have to … Continue reading

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Why, Shake Shack? Why?

February 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I have been unable to go to Shake Shack for months now, because the joint has one of the worst designed seating sections I can think of. In the winter, without the outdoor … Continue reading

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How Scorsese’s editing ruined Wolf of Wall Street

Update January 8, 2014- CBS produced a segment today that echoes my review, below. Notably, CBS reasserts my notion that Hollywood was conned by Mr. Belfort. You can view the CBS story here. January 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer … Continue reading

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The new Duane Park cabaret on Bowery: Still lame

February 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV received some emails recently about a new show at the relocated Duane Park cabaret, which is now on Bowery Street by Houston Street (so, why is it still called Duane Park?). Our … Continue reading

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The Battery Place Market

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Details separate Blue Smoke from the rest of the pack

February 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Have you ever had a Southern-style biscuit made in a restaurant that was not so dry that it did not require butter and jam to prevent sticking to the roof of your mouth? … Continue reading

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FIKA: The best $6 gourmet breakfast Downtown

Update February 23, 2014- The $4 ham and cheese croissant is back on the menu. July 5, 2013- The $4 ham and cheese croissant, and $2 coffee, at FIKA is the best gourmet breakfast downtown because the croissants are made … Continue reading

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The Netflix Late Reviewer: Closed Circuit

February 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer With more people becoming like me, and finding the theaters unbearable, deferring to see movies when they hit Netflix, I will start sharing my belated reviews. Please feel free to post your own. … Continue reading

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The Netflix Late Reviewer: Prisoner

February 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer With more people becoming like me, and finding the theaters unbearable, deferring to see movies when they hit Netflix, I will start sharing my reviews. Please feel free to post your own. I … Continue reading

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BLT Bar & Grill at the W Hotel Downtown

Regional Director of the BLT restaurants, Pamela Friedl, takes us on a tour of the new Bar & grill at the W Hotel Downtown. For reservations, visit http://www.bltbarandgrill.com

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Review: Colonel Kurtz would have liked Khe-Yo

December 8, 2013- Khe-Yo is now open on Sundays. October 20, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD Fate must have sent me to the new (and New York’s only) Laotian restaurant, Khe-Yo, on Duane street where the old cabaret used … Continue reading

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Ralph Lauren botches another Olympic with bad taste

January 26, 2014- Recall, for the 2012 summer Olympics, designer Ralph Lauren was criticized for having his Olympic team uniforms manufactured in China. Somehow, he got the contract again for the 2014 Olympics. This time, he learned his lesson, and … Continue reading

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Reserve Cut: A much needed kosher steak house Downtown

February 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Opened since October of 2013, in the Setai building by the New York Stock Exchange, Reserve Cut is the only kosher steakhouse Downtown. Owned and managed by Albert Allaham, Reserve Cut has attracted … Continue reading

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Tribeca’s China Blue gets horrible review in NY Daily News

February 5, 2014- The new Tribeca Chinese joint, China Blue, was destroyed by the Daily News restaurant reviewer today. Sadly, we have to agree with most of what they wrote. BP.TV was giving the place a few more months before … Continue reading

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Why Super Bowl 48 will suck

Update February 2, 2014- Told you so, lead story tomorrow will be how New jersey screwed up the transportation to the game. Opinion February 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer What would happen if, as an experiment of the effectiveness … Continue reading

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