Category Archives: Tip of the Week

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: 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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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: How to make perfect toast

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

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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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Medical Tip: How to get special glasses for computer screen distances, for cheap

Update March 24, 2014- My $35 (plus shipping) prescription glasses arrived. I used the tip below to order them. I can finally see the keyboard and computer screen! March 14, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD With remarkable regularity across … Continue reading

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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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Tip of the Week: Try Bonobos

February 18, 2014- By Steven E. Greer After trying Zappos for about a year, and realizing that they are only good at super fast shoe delivery because their clothing is low quality and does not fit, I was interested to … Continue reading

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It’s a bubble, folks

How to protect your 401K in this market bubble

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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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Tip: How to lose 5 to 10 pounds in 30 days

If you avoid pasta, bread, potatoes, and sugar (i.e white looking foods), for 30 days, you will lose weight and also feel great. Above, below, some examples of very filling dishes that you can make in 5-inutes. You won’t miss … Continue reading

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Tips of the Week: Cleaning up your web browser and turning off wireless router

February 17, 2013 Here are a couple of computer tips for you. First, we recommend using Firefox as your browser. It is much safer and less predatorial  than the the others. However, even it can get bogged down with unwanted … Continue reading

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Gift ideas: the Nexus 7 tablet for $230

December 2, 2013- By Steven E. Greer I purchased the Google Android OS-powered Nexus 7 tablet, for $230, and highly recommend it. There are no glitches or downside to write about, so I will keep this short. It does everything … Continue reading

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Gift ideas: a mirrorless full-frame-sensor camera

December 2, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD Professional video crews on big-budget TV and film projects are using more and more small-body SLR cameras outfitted with all sorts of add-ons. I have been shopping around for a new camera, … Continue reading

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Gift ideas: A real cotton shirt

December 2, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD What’s more boring than a shirt as a gift? There is a good chance that someone you know has a closet full of junk shirts. Wearing quality clothing made of fine materials … Continue reading

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Gift ideas: a guitar

December 2, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD An American-made Fender Stratocaster guitar, for $1,100, is always a great gift. Even if the recipient does not play, it looks good as a decoration.

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Gift ideas: A Breville juicer

December 2, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD Ladies often stop me and say, “You look great. What’s your number?”. That’s because I drink a vegetable juice several times a week. I recommend the Breville brand. It separates out the … Continue reading

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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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Miami Beach, Dubai, are also “landfills” like BPC

June 29, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The biggest misconception about Battery Park City is that it is built on a landfill, as if it were sitting atop an old trash dump or nuclear waste site. BPC is simply … Continue reading

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CB1 asks City Council for funding of Bob Townley programs

August 8, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV previously reported on the possibility that the BPCA will revoke the $250,000 free grants given to Bob Townley’s Tribeca community center called Manhattan Youth. Suggesting that the funding cutoff decision has … Continue reading

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NYPD sting operation tickets newbie Citi Bike riders

Photo by Dmitry Gudkov June 24, 2013- The Gothamist is reporting, “Photographer Dmitry Gudkov says he was cycling up First Avenue when he noticed a police officer standing near his squad car at the intersection of 6th Street. “I kind … Continue reading

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Father’s Day on a Citi Bike

June 9, 2013- By Mary Engels A Citi Bike membership for Father’s Day plus accessories.:  Keep Dad fit and looking great with a new Citi Bike membership for Father’s day. Citi Bike Memberships  www.citibikenyc.com And what better way to show … Continue reading

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Book review: My Beef with Meat

Book by Rip Esselstyn Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style, Hachette Book Group Review by Steven E. Greer, MD What do all of these extremely athletic and strong professional athletes have in common? Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, Heisman Trophy football … Continue reading

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The best source to monitor the non-blizzard

Update February 9, 8:00 AM: At most, another inch of snow fell since 1:00 AM, leaving only a total of 5 inches on the ground. It seems to be melting on the streets already. There are no power outages and … Continue reading

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Tip of the Day: Try De Cecco pasta

January 24, 2013 By Steven E. Greer The excellent long-running PBS show Cook’s Country recently taste tested the various commercially available dried pastas and concluded that the brand De Cecco was the best. The test kitchen here at DowntownTV did … Continue reading

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Tips of the Week: buy a juicer

January 23, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD The WSJ features an article today about the growing popularity of “juicing”, which is drinking vegetable juices made by special machines at home. The basic concept is that it is more palatable … Continue reading

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How to make coffee that pleases even a crackhead

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Tip of the Week

November 11, 2012 By Steven E. Greer, MD Here’s a great tip for surgeons and food handlers alike. Cuts on the hand are a fact of life. A regular Band-Aid won’t work for surgeons who have to scrub in the … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Why you should use Twitter

October 24, 2012 By Steven E. Greer The demographics of Battery Park City are such that very few people use Twitter and Facebook. We will have 14,000 views of BatteryPark.TV this month, but only have 68 Twitter followers on @BatteryParkTV. … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: The best way to monitor storm Sandy

October 28, 2012 The TV weather and local politicians are very unreliable with weather predictions relating to hurricanes. TV hypes the worst case scenario for a ratings boost, and politicians cannot risk the mistakes of President Bush with Katrina. The … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Buy everything you can through Zappos

October 15, 2012 By Steven E Greer, MD Like most men, I would rather do accounting or watch The View than shop for clothes in Manhattan. Not only is it time consuming and a $40 cab fare to schlep to … Continue reading

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