Category Archives: Gyms and Pools

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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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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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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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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Art review: CB1 Kabuki Theater Company

November 5, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, Theater critic for BP.TV The new CB1 performing arts theater company debuted in the Asphalt Green auditorium last night to only a handful of true spectators. As part of the gorilla art show, … Continue reading

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Exclusive: A source of funds for the Stuyvesant Community Center

November 4, 2013- By Steven E. Greer The Battery Park City subcommittee of the CB1 met at Asphalt Green tonight. The main topic was the planned closure of the Stuyvesant Community center (which for some reason suddenly has the attention … Continue reading

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CB1 shuts down oversight committee for Asphalt Green

Update October 3, 2013- The October CB1 meeting discussed BatteryPark.TV’s reporting, the CB1 board announced that they were

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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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USHG might not be the juicer for new Brookfield Equinox gym

Update August 1, 2013- Danny Meyer’s Unions Square Hospitality Group has not yet signed on to be the provider of juices and sandwiches at this Equinox, despite having such deals with other Equinox gyms. A USHG spokeserson replied, “We are … Continue reading

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Community events at the new Asphalt Green

June 14, 2013- Asphalt Green will provide theater classes, pilates, circus arts, and other activities that are not the traditional swimming and soccer. For the full list, click here Coming soon: Cooking classes with top chefs, more arts, and golf … Continue reading

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It’s official. Asphalt Green is now open.

June 15, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD It’s official. Asphalt Green is now open, and it is probably the biggest and best constructed community center int he country. The facility opened with ample interest from the community.

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Liberty Club

Post your opinions and experiences with this business in the comments section 200 Rector Place, roof New York, NY 10280 (212) 945-4792  

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Asphalt Green

Post your opinions and experiences with this business in the comments section North End Ave and Murray Street 212.369.8890  

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Tribeca Park Swim & Health Club

Post your opinions and experiences with this business in the comments section (This shop is not rated) 375 S End Ave New York, NY 10280 Neighborhood: Battery Park (212) 321-1117

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