Category Archives: Shops and markets

Actor Steve Schirripa discusses BPC and his line of spaghetti sauces

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Interview with the CEO of Shinola

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Smart choices

October 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Since I boycott Gristedes now, I have been going

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What is FIKA’s chocolate master Håkan Mårtensson up to for Halloween?

October 12, 2014- Chocolate master Håkan Mårtensson is creating some

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Review: Uncle Steve’s (Schirripa) spaghetti sauces are fabuloso

September 18, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I received a mystery UPS package tonight, and

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Fairway grocery store chain wants to back out of Greenwich Street lease

Update October 15, 2014- A real estate blog reports that Fairway want to back out of its Tribeca lease. Perhaps the new Eatlay coming to the WTC nearby is the reason? Who knows. All I know is that Whole Foods … Continue reading

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The real Eataly coming to 4 WTC in 2015

September 30, 2014- The NYT confirmed what BP.TV already had confirmed, that the real Eataly, not a French knockoff like Le District, will be coming to Downtown in the 4 WTC next year. June 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer … Continue reading

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Tour of FIKA’s chocolate factory in Tribeca

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Brookfield Equinox now signing up members for 2015

September 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The Brookfield Place Equinox will occupy the entire space on the third floor that is above the Hudson Eats. Equinox managers have set up a temporary office

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Downtown oversight, Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA, Brookfield Place delays, Gyms and Pools, Health and lifestyle, Sports and fitness, Wall Street | 2 Comments

Gristedes South should be closed down immediately

September 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Yesterday, 9-21-2014, I purchased some “fresh”

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Gristedes south is being gutted and renovated

September, 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer After years of complaints about faulty freezers allowing food to thaw,

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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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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.

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Federal government, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Op-Ed, Outdoor events, Parks, Reviews, Seaport, Travel | 4 Comments

Remove this bike path obstacle

July 4, 2013- By Steven E. Greer This 12-year-old barrier installed by the BPCA after 9/11 is obstructing the only bike

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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 September 9, 2014- Comedian Seth Rogan took to Twitter to show his outrage over Citi Bike messing with his account.

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

Update September 3- The area north of the W Hotel was opened by a ribbon cutting ceremony led by Jessica Lappin, Catherine McVay Hughes, and Margaret Chin. The green market will be a part of the new area that will … Continue reading

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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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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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