Category Archives: Sports and fitness

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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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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Tip of the Week: Stuyvesant pool day passes for $12

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Exclusive: Lighted ballfields free for public to use until the Spring

December 21, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD With the return of the outdoor lighting for the ballfields on Murray Street by Asphalt Green, the BPCA-funded Parks Conservancy is offering use of the field, free to the public. From now … Continue reading

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Ralph Lauren botches another Olympic with bad taste

January 26, 2014- Recall, for the 2012 summer Olympics, designer Ralph Lauren was criticized for having his Olympic team uniforms manufactured in China. Somehow, he got the contract again for the 2014 Olympics. This time, he learned his lesson, and … Continue reading

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Told you so, The Super Bowl sucketh on a grand scale

February 3, 2014- The day before the Super Bowl, we wrote the essay “Why Super Bowl 48 will suck“, pointing out the ill-conceived plans to send 90,000 fans from Manhattan to New Jersey via public transportation. We were correct. The … Continue reading

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Why Super Bowl 48 will suck

Update February 2, 2014- Told you so, lead story tomorrow will be how New jersey screwed up the transportation to the game. Opinion February 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer What would happen if, as an experiment of the effectiveness … Continue reading

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Alec Baldwin hoists Lamborghinis to Tribeca rooftop for fundraiser

January 31, 2014- A local blog reports that Alec Baldwin and other celebrities have used the “Tribeca Rooftop” event space on on 2 Debrosses Street to host a Super Bowl related fundraiser. Part of the event includes hoisting Lamborghinis to … Continue reading

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Will this be the most iconic image from Super Bowl 48?

January 30, 2014- The NY Post has this classic image of police herding some sad ladies in a “perp walk”, who were allegedly “high priced hookers”. The photo of organized crime seems to sum up a “New Jersey” Super Bowl … Continue reading

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Super Bowl fireworks on the Hudson

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Do the data support Mayor Bloomberg’s public health and safety legacy?

February 6, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD More than reform of the public school system or racial harmony, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s legacy will undoubtedly be his innovative and controversial measures to deal with public health and safety issues. His … Continue reading

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Are you really gluten intolerant?

March 9, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD Do you really have a problem digesting gluten? An NPR story recently covered this growing trend of Americans avoiding gluten. One third of Americans claim to be cutting down on products with … Continue reading

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Tips of the Week: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and how to cure it

January 23, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD Thanks to a few medical doctors, most notably Robert Lustig of UCSF, it is becoming known that humans can develop fatty liver disease even if they do not consume alcohol. Certain foods … Continue reading

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Alex Rodriguez’s PED schedule

January 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD CBS’s “60 Minutes” interviewed the man, Anthony Bosch, claiming to have been the pseudo-doctor who administered MLB’s Alex Rodriguez’s PED schedule. Mr. Bosch is not a doctor, but went to a foreign … Continue reading

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Enough already with the running quarterback

Update January 19, 2014- The loss by the 49ers today, led by their running QB, and the exceptional play of Peyton Manning for the Broncos, supports my thesis, below. December 9, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The concept of … Continue reading

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Super Bowl prediction

Update January 19, 2014- Oh well, I thought the running game for New England would be the key. Good for Peyton. He played well. January 11, 2014- Super Bowl prediction (at the time of this prediction, the final 4 teams … Continue reading

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The agony of defeat: Olympic ski jumper falls

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Asphalt Green basketball leagues

November 14, 2013- the Asphalt Green Five on Five mean’s basketball leagues are underway. Click here for more information.

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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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Locals Push for Citi Bike Station in the South Street Seaport

December 23, 2013- DNAinfo is reporting, “Residents of the South Street Seaport are pushing for a Citi Bike station in their neighborhood, hoping it could bring foot traffic to an area that is still recovering from Hurricane Sandy.”

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Home exercise that works

December 21, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD Most gym or workout products sold on TV infomercials are junk. However, out of necessity in 2009, when Goldman Sachs closed down my gym in the old Embassy Suites hotel, I purchased … Continue reading

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NFL hires USHG to make pop-up steakhouse with $50,000 seats

December 18, 2013- Bloomberg reports, “The National Football League is going into the restaurant business for the first time, hiring Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group to run a steakhouse the week before the Super Bowl and putting the venue’s … Continue reading

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Is Bob Townley’s $150 flag football “affordable”

December 5, 2013- By Steven E. Greer Bob Townley has been the biggest critic of the Asphalt Green community center. His talking points have focused on the fact the Asphalt Green in BPC does not provide discounted or free memberships … Continue reading

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Let there be light: Ballfield lights completed

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Exclusive: BPCA now owns Pataki Highway south of Chambers Street

November 14, 2013- Governor Cuomo finally signed A8031. The Villager reports, “On the same day that around 200 Lower West Side residents gathered to discuss their fears about a bill that would allow the transfer and sale of Hudson River … Continue reading

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FlyWheel opens in Tribeca

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

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Can you name this legendary Ohio State football player?

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Bob Townley wants the BPCA’s “Googles of money”

November 22, 2013- At the joint session of the CB1, the Stuyvesant community center resolution was rehashed, with plenty of bloviating. Watch Bob Townley

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Zamboni

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BPCA does a 180, decides to keep funding the Stuyvesant community center

November 26, 2013- In a complete reversal, the BPCA has decided to keep the Stuyvesant community center open, rather than cut off the $203,000 in funding spent each year. The cost is mostly for BPC Parks Conservancy staff to run … 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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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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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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The end of sailing season

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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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