Category Archives: Sports and fitness

Video tour of Ferrari convention on Battery Park City streets

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Photo tour of the Pier 26 free kayak center

August 17,2014- By Steven E. Greer Graeme Birchall has been running the free kayaking services at

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Exclusive: The NBA draws creeps to BPC

July 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Conrad Hotel is the preferred site now for the visiting NBA teams. They practice in the Asphalt Green gymnasium. Also, the hotel is far enough away from Midtwon to keep the … Continue reading

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Has the ACA law begun to reduce the uninsured, and at what cost?

July 27, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Ben Sommers, MD PhD, from the Harvard School of Public Health

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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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Are you really gluten intolerant?

Update August 11, 2014- The minority of diners who think that they are special and have the right to demand a gluten-free restaurant are

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BPC could use ten more Citi Bike racks

August 7, 2014- Steven Greer The Citi Bikes in BPC are so popular as

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Chrissy Teigen throws out first pitch

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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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Pier 26 kayaks arrive

July 6, 2014- The Pier 26 boathouse finally has the kayaks that have been at Pier 40 for so many years.

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A modern medical wonder finishes second in the U.S. Open golf tournament

June 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD 34-year-old Erik Compton finished tied for second in the United States Open golf tournament. That was a good accomplishment by any standard, but it was also a genuine feat of modern medicine … Continue reading

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PEP refuse to enforce West Thames grass field rules, leading to destruction of grass

June 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The BPCA is still refusing to acknowledge that the strip of land along the West Side Highway is now BPCA responsibility, per

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Tip of the Week: Special computer screen RX glasses

March 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD We recently posted a tip about how to order special prescription glasses to help people with presbyopia see their computer screens. This author just received his own glasses, and they are fantastic. … Continue reading

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Things you can do locally this weekend

June 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer See the Robert de Niro art exhibit: Robert de Niro Jr, the actor, is honoring his father with an exhibition of his father’s art. It opens this weekend at the DC Moore Gallery … Continue reading

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I was there: The 1984 Memorial Tournament

May 30, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I was a kid in the gallery when this happened (see video). I was so close to Jack and his son the caddy (the one telling the story) that they bumped into me … 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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Major new addition to CB1: Andrew Zelter

April 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The list of new CB1 appointees was released to BatteryPark.TV by the Manhattan Borough President’s office (see chart at bottom). There were few changes amongst the old guard, but a very significant … Continue reading

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MSG bails out struggling Tribeca Film Festival

March 23, 2014- By Steven E. Greer With American Express having stopped the funding for the Tribeca Film Festival last year, and the increasing irrelevance of the event, the festival has been on life support. In fact, the home base … Continue reading

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Asphalt Green swimming programs and scholarships

May 25, 2013- Recent graduate from Léman Manhattan Preparatory School, Sammy Sherman, and the Director of Aquatics for Asphalt Green, Bryan Beary, discuss the Asphalt Green aquatics programs. Each year, numerous young adults trained by Asphalt Green go on to NCAA … Continue reading

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