Category Archives: TriBeCa

Ample demand for better grocery stores downtown

May 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I bought 15 items at Whole Foods today, at 3:00 PM, which is the only time I venture out, in order to avoid crowds. Son of a gun, every single cashier line was … Continue reading

Posted in Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes, Groceries, TriBeCa | 9 Comments

Review: The new Denny’s by City Hall brings life to a no-man’s land

August 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The controversial new Denny’s opened today

Posted in American, Bar, Sports, City Hall & Civic Center, Diner, Financial District, Hamburgers, fries, Restaurants, Reviews, Seaport, Soups and Sandwiches, TriBeCa | 1 Comment

The scoop on Kutsher’s, sort of

Update September 2, 2014- There are a lot of rumors flying around about Kutsher’s. I know the details but cannot divulge them yet. Suffice it to

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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

Posted in Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Featured Residents, Hudson River Park Trust, Outdoor events, Parks, Photography, Sailing/Yachting, Sports and fitness, TriBeCa, Volunteering | Leave a comment

Review: Blaue Gans schnitzel and strudel

September 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer On my second tour of Austrian schnitzel, I visited Blaue Gans on Duane Street.

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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

Posted in - City government, - Real estate, - State Government, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Gripes, Lawyers, Schools, Seaport, TriBeCa, Wall Street | 4 Comments

Review: Brushstroke Ichimura Sushi

July 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The “Executive Diner’s Club” that we have assembled met this time to see the famed sushi chef Eiji Ichimura at Brushstroke in Tribeca.

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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

Posted in Cooking tips, Health and lifestyle, Japanese, Reviews, TriBeCa | 1 Comment

Review: Racines NY, the French are winning me over

Update July 22, 2014- The NYT review came out and they got 2-stars from Pete Wells, with this nice comment, “Some New Yorkers will keep

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Review: Whole Foods taco bar is just gross

September 14, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I tried out the new Whole Foods taco bar. The prices are great, at $5 for two tacos, and I was enthused, despite the bad display of toppings.

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Road trip: Video tour of FIKA’s chocolate factory in Tribeca

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Exclusive: Have rent increases in BPC been illegal?

June 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported, “Exclusive: Your building is likely rent stabilized and you had no idea” in which we uncovered

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, City Hall & Civic Center, Financial District, Lawyers, Lower East Side, Seaport, TriBeCa | Leave a comment

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

Posted in - Real estate, Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Gyms and Pools, Schools, Sports and fitness, Tip of the Week, TriBeCa | 1 Comment

Despite “New law”, Speaker Silver still fails to bring in new schools to Downtown

August 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Governor Cuomo, both up for re-election in one month, have rushed through a new bill

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Financial District, Gripes, Schools, TriBeCa | Leave a comment

Tribeca to get a strip club?

September 9, 2014- Rumors are flying that a new strip club will go in at 1 White Street in Tribeca. Please email us if you know anything.

Posted in - Community Board 1, - Real estate, Bar, Lounge, Nightlife, TriBeCa | 1 Comment

Whole Foods botches hamburger stand in less than a month

September 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer After raving about the Whole Foods hamburger restaurant,

Posted in Battery Park City and BPCA, Hamburgers, fries, Reviews, TriBeCa | 1 Comment

Review: Employees Only: 2011’s “World’s Best Bar”

July 12, 2014- I went back to Employees Only and met Steve Schneider, the now-famous bartender and ex-Marine. Co-owner Henry

Posted in Bar, Lounge, Reviews, SoHo, TriBeCa | 1 Comment

PEP snooze, people robbed on Pier 25

August 27, 2014- A few people playing sports on Pier 25 were robbed of the usual (iPhones, etc). The lack of proper patrolling by park officers is a chronic problem.

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Interview with the CEO of Shinola

Posted in BIkes, Featured Residents, Jewelry, TriBeCa, Videos, Wall Street | 1 Comment

The Grand Banks oyster boat on Pier 25

Posted in Hudson River Park Trust, Nightlife, Outdoor events, Parks, Sailing/Yachting, Seafood, TriBeCa | Leave a comment