Category Archives: Shops and markets

Interview with the CEO of Shinola

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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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Caution: Citi Bike company routinely charging credit cards for bogus reasons

Update August 11, 2014- They did it again. I have a $50 charge this time from Citi Bike. They claim I kept a bike out for three hours.

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How Asphalt Green eventually opened

June 13, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD Finally, seven years after the Battery Park City Authority approved the creation of the Asphalt Green community center, it will open this weekend and be nearly 18-months behind schedule. Undoubtedly, on June … Continue reading

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Asphalt Green’s Carol Tweedy outrages CB1

May 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Asphalt Green’s long-time Executive Director, Carol Tweedy, finally, after a year of the BPC Asphalt Green being open, made an appearance before the community. She spoke to the monthly CB1 meeting held at … Continue reading

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At NYC green markets, the cash is greener than the vegetables

July 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Catherine McVay Hughes and the other geniuses of the CB1 have helped make the newly vacated spot south of Ground Zero

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Scammers at the Farmers’ Market?

Update: June 30, 2011 A more genuine farmer’s market already The farmer’s market at the WFC seems more authentic already, since our first story. Gone are the corn and watermelon in June that were

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Asphalt Green struggles

May 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We are hearing that the community programs offered by Asphalt Green,

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The real Eataly coming soon

June 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The 30,000 square-foot behemoth grocery with a French theme opening next year on the first floor of Brookfield Place has long

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Saks Fifth Avenue to also bring headquarters Downtown

July 14, 2014- Saks Fifth Avenue is opening a store in Brookfield Place, as was previously announced. Today, the WSJ reports that they are

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Manhattan was epicenter of American Revolution

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Exclusive: New head of Asphalt Green is Margaret Siegel

June 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported that Carol Tweedy was ousted from Asphalt Green, and that the BPC location was having membership problems.

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Ample demand for better grocery stores downtown

May 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I bought 15 items at Whole Foods today, at 3:00 PM, which is the only time I venture out, in order to avoid crowds. Son of a gun, every single cashier line was … Continue reading

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ManuelRacim made-to-measure shirts

December 6, 2013- By Steven E. Greer

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Review: Governor’s Island is a miserable experience from start to finish

May 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I spent a few hours touring the new Governor’s Island. It was a miserable, exhausting, and boring experience.

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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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Spy Drone lobbyists and a WSJ propaganda piece

May 17, 2014- Opinion By Steven E. Greer, MD The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is truly an evil organization for many reasons. For example, they have a large feature section today touting drones as safe friendly ways to take family … Continue reading

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

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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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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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