Category Archives: Schools

Tour of the new Stuyvesant Community Center

June 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The new and improved Stuyvesant Community Center (SCC) opened its doors to the community today. For selfish reasons, I should not post this article, to keep a good thing to ourselves, but … Continue reading

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Despite “New law”, Speaker Silver still fails to bring in new schools to Downtown

August 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Governor Cuomo, both up for re-election in one month, have rushed through a new bill

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Safe crossings at Greer Pedestrian Plaza

August 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD After two years of work by a community effort, with the cooperation of the City DOT, extensive street safety measures were designed for South End Avenue

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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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The path to the American Dream goes through Stuyvesant High School

May 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Let’s face it. We live in an oligarchy where the rich live by separate rules. For the most part, that is. America still allows for upward class mobility like no other country.

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The Urban Farm

Warrie Price, President and Founder of the Battery Conservancy, gives Liz Conner a tour of the new Urban Farm growing vegetables

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Sheldon Silver wants to help destroy Stuyvesant High School’s elite status

July 21, 2014- A bill in Albany supported by Sheldon Silver would eliminate the competitive merit exams required for admission to Stuyvesant High School in BPC.

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Tour bus collides with car at dangerous West Thames and Battery Place intersection

July 18, 2014 (2:00 PM)- By Steven E. Greer, MD Today, at the infamous intersection of West Thames and Battery Place, where the DOT is in the process of installing safety measures,

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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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New American Youth Ballet

Liz Conner interviews some members of Battery Park City’s New American Youth Ballet preparing for a

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Albany sends bill to governor addressing school overcrowding

June 19, 2014- The New York Assembly and Senate issued this press release, “both houses have passed legislation to

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City DOT to install speed bumps by PS 276

June 17, 2014- DNAinfo reports that the City DOT will install speed bumps to slow traffic by PS 276. Recall, Sheldon Silver took credit for having a mere

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Plans for 1000-foot skyscraper at St Johns (by Whole Foods) revealed

June 13, 2014- The St Johns college campus building next to Whole Foods is being torn down to make way for a much needed skyscraper

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Dean of Pace college discusses importance of face to face teaching

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Lord of the Flies rules Downtown high school next to City Hall

June 8, 2014- The Post reports, “Two blocks from City Hall, Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers was once a top city high school but has gone downhill in recent years. A massive student riot hit YouTube in 2012,

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Famous alumni of Stuyvesant High School

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A discussion of the Seaport area with the Head of private Blue School

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Comparing the best high schools in China and the U.S.

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Should the public school waitlists be a random lottery?

Update May 17, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD PS 89 opened another kindergarten class, and all of the parents on the waitlist seem to have been offered spots. The school wrote,

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Charter schools defeat Public Advocate Leticia James in court

May 17, 2014- The local politicians in bed with the powerful school unions lost a battle in court. The WSJ reports, “Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Eileen Rakower dismissed a lawsuit by the city’s public advocate seeking to block co-locations

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