Category Archives: TriBeCa

Buy a real dragon egg for Easter

March 22, 2014- Master chocolatier and artist, Håkan Mårtensson of FIKA Tribeca, is preparing some special treats for Easter. Among them are Game of Thrones dragon eggs!

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Add Bouley’s Japanese Brushstroke to your bucket list

February 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Back in 2011, When David Bouley first opened his latest Japanese restaurant called Brushstroke, in the same location as his unsuccessful Secession (a victim of the global financial collapse), I was skeptical but … Continue reading

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Shinola CEO discusses the product line

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An afternoon with Madeline Lanciani of Duane Park Patisserie

February 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We were honored to meet and interview Tribeca’s baker, Madeline Lanciani, the owner of Duane Park Patisserie. She has been baking for more than 30 years, from her small bakery on quaint Duane … Continue reading

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Not a single PEP south of Pier 40

April 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer In walked to the Meatpacking District today using the esplanade in the Hudson River Park. In the north and southbound trip, there was not a single PEP officer seen south of Pier 40.

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Tribeca Film Festival now forced to pay “interns”

March 26, 2014- A blog reports, “According to Christina Isnardi, an NYU student who worked as a crew member for the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012, the star-studded

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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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Interview with Ed Hogan of Brookfield Properties about retail leasing strategies

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Details emerge on condo conversion of Verizon building on West Street

April 11, 2014- In a Bloomberg article, details emerged of the condo conversion plans for the historic Verizon building on West Street, across from Goldman Sachs and WTC.

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Interview with Head of Blue School in the Seaport

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A new form of Downtown gentrification: One percenters evicting the mere wealthy

March 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has reported on several cases recently of wealthy families with incomes over six-figures, renting apartments that cost well more than $3,000 per month, who have been evicted as their buildings were … Continue reading

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Interview with the CEO of Shinola

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Review: American Flatbread Tribeca

Update March 19, 2014- Flatbread is now promoting their large events room for kids birthdays, office parties, etc. March 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I was invited to check out the 13-month old American Flatbread on Canal Street … Continue reading

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Lunch with the Chairman of Restaurant Week: Tracy Nieporent

February 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV was pleased to be invited to have a marathon two-and-a-half-hour lunch with The Chairman of the Restaurant Week Committee, Tracy Nieporent, and brother of Drew Nieporent of the Myriad Restaurant Group. … Continue reading

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OMG, Taylor Swift shops in Tribeca!

March 27, 2014- Taylor Swift is rumored to have purchased Director Peter Jackson’s old apartment in Tribeca. We hold our nose as we reluctantly post this nonsense.

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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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POV video of the WTC base jump

Told you so. WTC parachutists finally charged. WTC parachutists had inside help from steel worker  

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UK’s Daily Mail covers BatteryPark.TV story on $5-Million HRPT dog run

October 4, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The international newspaper, The Daily Mail, has expanded upon BatteryPark.TV’s story of the HRPT’s $5 Million dog run. Click here for the story.

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WWE’s Shane McMahon sues claiming injuries from water leaks in building

March 24, 2014- A blog reports, “Shane McMahon, son of World Wrestling

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Letter to editor: Margaret Chin does not represent Downtown

March 19, 2014- By Battery Park Dad Regarding recent comments on BatteryPark.TV about Councilwoman Margaret Chin representing only Chinatown and city unions, I couldn’t agree more. If you want to make sure the Chinatown Senior Centers get their funding (and … Continue reading

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Stitched Tribeca

January 20, 2014- Opened last October by BPC resident Val Chan, a mother and college stats professor, Stitched Tribeca teaches sewing and craft classes to children and adults. Her website explains, “Stitched Tribeca is a  mix of workshop, gallery and … Continue reading

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

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Downtown Boathouse to open at Pier 26 in April

March 13, 2014- Letter from Graeme Birchall, President, Downtown Boathouse Hi Steve, At CB1 Tribeca Committee meeting that was held last night, the Hudson River Park Trust announced that the Downtown Boathouse has won the bid to run the Pier … Continue reading

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HRPT is neglecting the new $5 Million dog run

March 10, 2014- People who use the new $5 Million dog run by Pier 26 are complaining that the park staff are not caring for the dog run. For example, dog feces is accumulating. Send us your observations. UK’s Daily … Continue reading

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WTC Performing Arts Center still lacks funding to proceed

Update March 10, 2014- As BP.TV has reported, the WSJ confirms that the WTC performing arts center is going nowhere fast.

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City closes strip clubs by going after liquor licenses

March 3, 2014- The NYT reports “The strip club industry is under broad attack in New York, as opponents have embraced a startlingly effective strategy: Spare the strip clubs, but punish their liquor.

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Letter: I am sick of Townley using BPCA as his piggy bank

Letter to the Editor September 26, 2013- By BPC Parent I am sick of Bob Townley using BPCA as his piggy bank. Why should BPCA pay him 750,000? He already gets money from the city for every child enrolled in … Continue reading

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FIKA: The best $6 gourmet breakfast Downtown

Update February 23, 2014- The $4 ham and cheese croissant is back on the menu. July 5, 2013- The $4 ham and cheese croissant, and $2 coffee, at FIKA is the best gourmet breakfast downtown because the croissants are made … Continue reading

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101 Murray Street: Another 1000-foot tower coming to Downtown? Maybe not.

Update February 22, 2014- The developer received such pushback from this story, that they are now refuting it entirely, blaming it all on misleading “blogs”.  (oh you insignificant dismissible “bogs” (sarcasm)). A local blog reporting on the blog stories that … Continue reading

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At Bouley restaurant, Leo DiCaprio gives girlfriend a gift

February 17, 2014- A blog reports, “The 39-year-old Wolf Of Wall Street superstar handed over a pair of Valentine’s earrings to the 21-year-old Victoria’s Secret model at the Bouley restaurant in New York’s Tribeca area on Friday before jetting over … Continue reading

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Review: Colonel Kurtz would have liked Khe-Yo

December 8, 2013- Khe-Yo is now open on Sundays. October 20, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD Fate must have sent me to the new (and New York’s only) Laotian restaurant, Khe-Yo, on Duane street where the old cabaret used … Continue reading

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Suggestions for Valentine’s Day

January 28, 2013 If you are looking for a unique package for Valentine’s day, we suggest the following (post your own suggestions as well): Old fashioned Valentine’s day cards: In the Seaport is Bowne Printers offering old fashioned printing press … Continue reading

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ABC TV anchor to open restaurant in former Churrascaria Tribeca

February 13, 2014- The Post reports, “It looks like media titans Dave Zinczenko and Dan Abrams are cooking up another restaurant. The longtime pals (and ABC newsmen), who partnered on The Lion on West Ninth Street, have inked a deal … Continue reading

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Is Sheldon Silver really fighting for more schools?

  December 3, 2013- By Steven E. Greer MD Some of State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s proudest accomplishments are the new schools that he takes credit for building. He even has a School Overcrowding Task Force that is finding ways … Continue reading

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ManuelRacim made-to-measure shirts

December 6, 2013- By Steven E. Greer In our quest to find quality clothing made from genuine materials, we visited ManuelRacim (MR) made-to-measure shirts on Hudson Street by Duane Street (near Bouley restaurant). Tip: How to avoid buying junk clothing

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Orlando Bloom ditches Tribeca apartment

February 12, 2014- On the heels of Director Peter Jackson selling his Tribeca pad, the highly credible source “ShowBizSpy” reports that Orlando Bloom is selling his too. Recall, Bloom is an actor in many of the Lord of the Ring … Continue reading

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City builds architectural wonder of road salt shed on Canal and West Side Highway

February 9 2014- Curbed reports, “Years in the making, the Canal Street Garbage Garage—Tribeca’s much maligned new building/garbage truck garage—is almost completed. Now, the similarly controversial Spring Street Salt Shed is now set to rise just south of the garage.”

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Feckless CB1 and Sheldon Silver fail to bring new schools Downtown, again

Update February 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The new City DOE Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced revisions to the old Bloomberg plan for new schools, and Downtown “aint gettin nothin”, so to speak. Despite Downtown Manhattan being one of the … Continue reading

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Designers leave Lincoln Center for Tribeca’s Spring Studios

January 6, 2014- According to the Racked, which is reporting on rumor (so this is highly unreliable, in other words), Michale Kors and other designers are choosing the new Spring Studios in Tribeca for fashion Week, defecting from Lincoln Center.

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Tribeca’s China Blue gets horrible review in NY Daily News

February 5, 2014- The new Tribeca Chinese joint, China Blue, was destroyed by the Daily News restaurant reviewer today. Sadly, we have to agree with most of what they wrote. BP.TV was giving the place a few more months before … Continue reading

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