Category Archives: Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: Get your teeth cleaned by Dr. Brecht

August 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I have relied on my dentist sister-in-law for my dental care for a long time, but have been unable to visit her for a while. Then, I thought I had

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Making a tomahawk steak

August 20, 2014- Using our new pan and knife, we sliced up some vegetables and fried up an outstandingly

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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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Tip of the Week: The best fry pan and chef knife to buy

August 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The PBS show Cook’s Country does nice reviews of products. The best chef knife that keeps winning,

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Tip of the Week: How to dodge jury duty (legally)

August 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer There are ways to postpone jury duty in New York that are not well appreciated.

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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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Tip of the Week: If you feel uncomfortable signing something, DON’T SIGN IT!

June 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I went to the boat anchor spot by Pier 25 to meet a small business calling themselves “Smartboat”. They give people tours of the harbor.

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The perfect hamburger is very simple

July 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The perfect American hamburger is simple. However, the food pornographer chefs of New York City love to overthink the hamburger. Virtually every hamburger written up in New York press is perverted beyond recognition.

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Tip of the Week: Ed Koch explains how to deal with “Crazies” in NYC politics

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Tip of the Week: How to make perfect toast

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The best ice cream recipe ever

July 2, 2014- By Chef Greer The New York Times has a new cooking video that is pretty good at explaining how to make ice cream. However, I have a much better recipe that comes from Ohio, where ice cream … Continue reading

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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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Why Union Square Hospitality Group is the best in the business

(The new and improved Shake Shack fries) March 11, 2014- By Steven E Greer, MD The number of restaurant groups trying to copy Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) and create the “better burger” are in the dozens, but … Continue reading

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

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Restaurant tip of the Week: Don’t do what Morton’s did

March 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The Morton’s steak house near the 9/11 Memorial invited me to stop by and do the usual photo review. We make genuine new articles, not infomercials, and are never censored or told what … Continue reading

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A new medical device to make blood thinners unnecessary

Thromboembolic stroke caused by atrial fibrillation is the primary reason patients are placed on anticoagulation. However, those blood thinners also carry significant bleeding risks. As a result, various mechanical surgical approaches have been tried to prevent stroke, and obviate the … Continue reading

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Cooking Tip: Sear a frozen steak

March 17, 2014- By Chef Steve What makes for a tasty well grilled steak is the dark brown crust juxtaposed to a tender inside. That crispy brown is created by the Maillard reaction, which requires temperatures above the boiling point … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Buy a dedicated coffee bean grinder

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