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Meet the new boss: Interview with The Who’s Roger Daltrey

In full screen 1080i HD More than 20 years ago, Roger Daltrey began forming special cancer units in the UK to treat patients in their teenage and young adult years. Now, with the other member of the legendary rock band … Continue reading

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Faberge’s Big Egg Hunt

April 3, 2014- Faberge’s Big Egg Hunt has displayed uniquely decorated eggs throughout the city, which be auctioned off at the end.

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PS 276 auction raises $200,000

Update March 22, 2014- The auction raised about $200,000, people are saying. March 19, 2014- PS 276 is hosting a fundraiser next week. Click here for details.

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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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Should the HRPT be patting themselves on the back?

September 21, 2013- Opinion By Steven E. Greer, MD The Friends of Hudson River Park” is throwing a “Robin Hood” style gala on October 3rd at Pier 57. The event will “honor” Goldman Sachs and Michael Novogratz (Chairman of “Friends”, … Continue reading

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I am a complete failure as a leader of the Irish

February 23, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I am not Irish. Perhaps that is the problem, but I am a total failure at leading and organizing Irish clans.

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My chat with Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX

February 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I ran into the Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, today at the Conrad Hotel. He was getting ready to drive his personal Tesla to the Super Bowl. Unbeknownst to … Continue reading

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It just became more difficult to use a non-profit for personal gain in New York

January 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer There are certain templates for corruption commonly used by schmucks in New York. As previously reported, one of them is to form a “community center”. The awarding of   construction and other operational contracts … 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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Young Tribecan takes on SeaWorld

January 12, 2014- The Post reports, “She’s SeaWorld’s worst nightmare — and she’s only 12. Rose McCoy of Tribeca has stood up for animal rights since the first grade — rescuing chicks from a school study and last year protesting … Continue reading

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Drop off your old coats for the homeless

January 4, 2014- You can drop off old coats to help the homeless here.

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Boat rides for kids from North Cove Marina

Project City Kids offers free boat rides from North Cove Marina out to Governor’s Island and the Statue of Liberty, free for kids, $10 for adults. Liz Conner interviewed one of the Captains, Richard Dorfman. The boat they use is … Continue reading

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Toy train exhibit at North Cove Marina

December 15, 2013- The William Wallace barge has been converted into a really neat thing for the kids, lasting until December 24th. After missing last year due to Hurricane Sandy, North Cove Marina’s Commodore Michael Fortenbaugh has restarted the tradition … Continue reading

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Cut in food stamps causes spike in demand at food pantries

November 29, 2013- Crain’s is reporting, “Demand as much as doubles at NY food pantries: Surge comes in wake of a $5 billion cut in Food Stamps at the beginning of the month. Some facilities cut limits on food they … Continue reading

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The Great Thanksgiving Banquet by NYC Rescue Mission

James VarnHagen of the New York City Rescue Mission discusses their annual Great Thanksgiving banquet they host in their Tribeca homeless shelter. Prominent figures such as Police Chief Kelly turn out to help serve the needy. With the bad economy … Continue reading

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12/12/12/ documentary

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Stand up for Heroes 2013

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BPCA questions whether to pay for Irish Memorial upkeep

November 2, 2013- By Steven E. Greer After years of neglect, failing to even repair a gaping hole in the Irish Memorial wall caused by a car accident, the BPCA board finally budgeted into the F2014 plans repairs to the … Continue reading

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Manhattan was epicenter of American Revolution

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CB1 helps Bob Townley angle for BPCA bucks

September 30, 2013- Opinion by Steven E. Greer The Community Board 1 (CB1) sent out a blast email of a free advertisement for Bob Townley’s Tribeca community center, Manhattan Youth. It featured a large graphic of a senior citizen swimming, … Continue reading

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Photos of the 2013 BPC Block Party

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Video of the BPC Block Party 2013

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ADA Walk for Diabetes Battery Park City 9-28-2013

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Why is Tribeca’s Bob Townley organizing the BPC block party?

September 3, 2013- (Originally posted 9/2/2013, updated 9/3/2013) By Steven E. Greer In the current online edition of the local advertising flier, The Broadsheet, a section discusses the upcoming BPC block party. The last sentence states, “Manhattan Youth is coordinating … Continue reading

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Artsee Eyewear’s ThirdEyeVision.org philanthropy

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The DOT street plans for slowing traffic on West Thames and South End

June 17, 2013- By Steven E. Greer A nice turnout of concerned citizens walked all the way to City Hall tonight to meet in the Community Board 1 offices and listen to the City DOT present plans for slowing traffic … Continue reading

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Speaker Sheldon Silver and Inspector Winski discuss Night Out

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and First Precinct Commanding Officer Inspector Winski discuss Night Out: The annual community outreach event of the NYPD. This year, Battery Park resident Anthony Notaro received a community achievement award. Speaker Silver also … Continue reading

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The Urban Farm

Warrie Price, President and Founder of the Battery Conservancy, gives Liz Conner a tour of the new Urban Farm growing vegetables

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A model for working with the City DOT on city planning

June 26, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD What became a true model for how the community can interact with the City Department of Transportation (DOT) to shape city planning architecture, a group of 11 people (BPC residents, CB1 members, … Continue reading

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Commendable effort by PEP and marina staff to save stranded ducklings

July 14, 2013- Today, a batch of newly hatched mallard ducklings were led by the mother into the waters of the North Cove Marina, instinctively thinking it was safe. However, the vertical concrete walls make the waters a death trap … Continue reading

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Struggling Block Party needs your help

July 11, 2013- The annual BPC Block Party has been getting less impressive by the year, to put it nicely. Last year, the attendance was down and there were mostly lame commercial displays by local shops wanting more business, with … Continue reading

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Jack Nicklaus junior golf leagues kick off May 9

April 30, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Jack Nicklaus Learning League (JNLL) junior golf classes that utilize the new SNAG method of teaching will launch their first pilot program in Queens on May 9th. Full press releases will … Continue reading

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Bombshell: The BPCA gives $500K to Manhattan Youth

(Center, Bob Townley who runs Manhattan Youth, From Clockwise: Former Chairman of the BPCA, Bill Thompson, Former President/CEO of the BPCA, Gayle Horwitz, BPCA senior executive Anne Fenton, Community Board 1 Chair, Katherine McVay Hughes, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Community … Continue reading

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A growing cry to remove free newsracks

June 3, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD Last month, the transportation subcommittee of the Upper West Side’s Community Board 7 voted to approve a resolution cracking down on ugly or abandoned newsracks. The resolution supports the efforts of the … Continue reading

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A tour of the NYC Rescue Mission for the homeless

With the closure of the John Hughes shelter, the nearest homeless shelter to Battery Park City is now in Tribeca. Joe Little of the New York City Rescue Mission gives a tour of the city’s oldest homeless shelter. With the … Continue reading

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Shake Shack raises $200,000 so far for hunger charity

May 22, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The second annual Danny Meyer Shake Shack fund raising drive called the Great American Shake Sale has already raised $200,000 for “No Kid Hungry“. “Last year we launched the Great American Shake … Continue reading

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Trash on South End an eyesore and rat problem

April 15, 2013- Anyone walking about tonight saw a stunning site. An organized group of “Freegans” were sifting through the trash of Gristedes and Hudson Produce looking for food to eat.

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Go Fish

Liz Conner interviews the founders of the Go Fish program along the esplanade discuss how the program raises awareness of the importance to keep the Hudson River clean, and how the river has rebounded since it was proclaimed “Dead” by … Continue reading

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Jack Nicklaus to bring his youth golf to NYC parks

Update: January 28, 2013 The SNAG golf/Jack Nicklaus group, below, met with the city parks staff, and said that they are moving forward. A class for children to learn golf in Central Park will begin in the summer. December 13, … Continue reading

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Photos of the Week

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