Category Archives: Shops and markets

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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Shinola CEO discusses the product line

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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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Gilded Age clothing

April 3, 2014- Story and photos by Mary Engels Gilded Age kept its doors open late last night to showcase their Spring collection. Hand-painted Salvage denim washed in a natural indigo dye, over-dyed tees in lighter colors of blue and … Continue reading

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Interview with Ed Hogan of Brookfield Properties about retail leasing strategies

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Interview with the CEO of Shinola

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

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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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Citi Bike rates to increase

Update March 22, 2014- The cost for a Citi Bike will likely go up to cover the deficit run by the inept operators from Oregon. The WSJ reports. March 20, 2014- BatteryPark.TV has been the most vocal supporter of the … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Try Bonobos

February 18, 2014- By Steven E. Greer After trying Zappos for about a year, and realizing that they are only good at super fast shoe delivery because their clothing is low quality and does not fit, I was interested to … Continue reading

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The Battery Place Market

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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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ManuelRacim made-to-measure shirts

December 6, 2013- By Steven E. Greer In our quest to find quality clothing made from genuine materials, we visited ManuelRacim (MR) made-to-measure shirts on Hudson Street by Duane Street (near Bouley restaurant). Tip: How to avoid buying junk clothing

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Designers leave Lincoln Center for Tribeca’s Spring Studios

January 6, 2014- According to the Racked, which is reporting on rumor (so this is highly unreliable, in other words), Michale Kors and other designers are choosing the new Spring Studios in Tribeca for fashion Week, defecting from Lincoln Center.

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Gristedes to be inspected by the state again

February, 3, 2014- In response to reports of ongoing frozen food and produce quality problems, the New York State Agriculture Department (which oversees grocery stores) will “…conduct a full sanitary inspection of this firm promptly”. The frozen foods are melting, … Continue reading

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Gristedes rock hard green bananas

February 1, 2014- Send us your stories and photos relating to Gristedes. 100% of survey responders want Gristedes replaced Peapod is cheaper than FreshDirect

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Video of Westfield retail plans for World Trade Center Towers

January 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The videos below are as if the viewer is walking north, entering WTC Tower 4 at the southeast corner on Chruch Street (The street on the right is Church looking north). Then, the … Continue reading

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Ultra luxury Hermes coming to Brookfield Place

June 12, 2013- The NY Post is reporting, “The ultra lux retailer, Hermes, has just leased a prominent storefront at Brookfield Place, the company confirmed. We’ve learned the Paris-based company’s boutique will be placed just to the left of the … Continue reading

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New mayor seems to support Bloomberg’s Citi Bikes

January 19, 2014- The Post reports, “The city Department of Transportation doesn’t want to give up bike-share racks at The Plaza hotel — months after the landmark building filed a lawsuit to get rid of them. The attorney for the … Continue reading

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Salvatore Ferragamo coming to Brookfield Place

August 15, 2013- The NY Post is reporting that another luxury retailer is coming to Brookfield place: Salvatore Ferragamo. That is in addition to Hermes and Michael Kors, to name a few.

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Peapod is cheaper than FreshDirect

January 8, 2014- If you have seen those new Peapod grocery trucks on your streets, instead of FreshDirect, there is a reason: They are cheaper. Peapod was ranked by the WSJ in a survey of 14 online grocery store delivery … Continue reading

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My $2,000 Ethan Allen chair/ottoman is fake leather

January 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer In our series exposing the pervasive problem of counterfeit leather and clothing material making its way into products sold at reputable stores, we add this. BP.TV just realized that our $2,000 “leather” chair … Continue reading

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Photos 1-3-2014

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WSJ essentially repeats our tour of Brookfield with Ed Hogan

December 23, 2013- God bless em, our bumbling friends at the WSJ have taken their ideas once again from BatteryPark.TV and reported on the new Brookfield Place, interviewing none other than ed Hogan, just as we did in November. In … Continue reading

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Will Asphalt Green survive in Sheldon Silver’s district?

December 12, 2013- By Steven E. Greer

Asphalt Green has been open for seven months. Is the community finding it to be indispensable, or is it a source of angst and a big disappointment? Listening to the Community Board 1, one would conclude that Asphalt Green is nothing but a luxurious country club for the wealthy, taking public funds, promising to be a “community center”, yet failing to provide “affordable” recreation.

Supporters of Asphalt Green say….well, they say nothing. There are seemingly no supporters whatsoever of Asphalt Green at public meetings.

At the recent November 4th CB1 meeting held on Asphalt Green’s own turf, Continue reading

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State bill to mandate grocery store health inspections be made available online

December 26, 2013- We previously reported how different the grocery store health inspection process was from the restaurant inspection process. The state agriculture department governs the grocery store inspections, whereas the city oversees restaurants with the infamous window-posted letter grades. … Continue reading

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The reason your Amazon.com package is delivered by unrecognized couriers

December 19, 2013- If you have noticed while tracking an Amazon.com order that the package is being delivered circuitously by non-UPS or non-FedEx delivery people, you are correct in wondering WTF? The WSJ explains that Amazon.com is basically creating its … Continue reading

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Have you been erroneously billed by Citi Bike?

December 15, 2013- By Steven E. Greer I noticed $30 of charges on my credit card from Citi Bike and inquired. The docking stations frequently malfunction, accept the bikes, but turn to yellow light instead of green. I do not … Continue reading

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Kaffe 1668 Tribeca serves pour-over technique

October 12, 2013- The newest Kaffe 1668 that opened this year on Greenwich Street offers an extensive pour-over coffee technique. The southern location by Whole Foods does not, but rather makes one-cup brews using the Steampunk machine (they got rid … Continue reading

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Theory retail store latest to be added to Brookfield Place

December 10, 2013- The Post is reporting, “Contemporary brand Theory is the latest to join the fashion crowd at Brookfield Place, where Brookfield Office Properties is completing a $250 million redesign of the former World Financial Center’s retail, dining and … Continue reading

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WSJ explains how cotton and other commodities are often counterfeit

December 9, 2013- Perhaps inspired by our stories, our friends at the WSJ have an article today explaining how “cotton” and other commodities are often of poor quality, or counterfeit. “Jesse Curlee is on a mission to stamp out textile … Continue reading

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BatteryPark.TV brings the NBA to BPC

November 15, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD If you have seen some really tall dudes at Shake Shack or the Conrad Hotel, they are NBA players. The New York Nicks and Nets have an arrangement for the visiting teams … Continue reading

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FlyWheel opens in Tribeca

Flywheel Sports, 415 Greenwich (at Hubert), 212-242-5162

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Plan to form “committee” deciding fate of Stuyvesant community center is likely illegal

November 29, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The deal cut by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and BPCA CEO/Chairman Dennis Mehiel to form a “committee” to decide who will manage the Stuyvesant community center is likely an ill-conceived illegal plan. … Continue reading

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Road trip: Video tour of FIKA’s chocolate factory in Tribeca

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Asphalt Green should run the Stuyvesant Community Center

http://youtu.be/_rqP0EgP0V0 Opinion October 31, 2013- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported how Bob Townley’s Tribeca community center is making a grab for the soon-to-close Stuyvesant Community Center, which is a gymnasium and swimming pool. The Battery Park City Authority … Continue reading

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The BS: Two weeks late and still full of typos

November 18, 2013- By Steven E. Greer The Broadsheet (BS) seems to be truly phoning it in. “Editor” Matt Fenton rarely shows up to CB1 meetings, and for BPCA meetings, he often leaves is tape recorder behind as he goes … Continue reading

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The Brookfield Place ice rink to open Saturday

November 10, 2013- The ice is being created now and the rink should open this week. November 3, 2013- Last year, the BPCA, headed by VP of Operations Anne Fenton (who was a press person for local politicians prior to … Continue reading

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Burberry and Michael Kors to be in new Brookfield Place

February 19, 2013 By Steven E. Greer Well, that was fast. On the same day that we listed in our annual report that new retail stores would be a nice addition to Brookfield Place, it is being reported that luxury … Continue reading

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Bob Townley claims to serve BPC more than any other organization

November 4, 2013- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported that Bob Townley was making a play for the Stuyvesant community center, possibly as a way to angle his way in to getting back the large grants from the BPCA … Continue reading

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