Category Archives: Wall Street

Content is King

April 23, 2014- The founder of the Huffington Post and now BuzzFeed tells Charlie Rose that, right now, the only thing that matters is good online content. Content is King!

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Mighty Quinn’s BBQ: The documentary

Our interview became so in-depth that I jokingly call this a documentary. Enjoy.

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Pier A to be “largest restaurant in NYC”

March 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer You might seriously want to be considering moving if you like Battery Park City for its quiet manicured parks and family-friendly environment. The Community Board tonight just rubberstamped a 4:00 AM liquor license … Continue reading

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Exclusive: CB1 was misled about Pier A liquor license

April 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer On March 4th, when the Poulakakos restaurant group presented to the CB1 for approval of a resolution in favor of their 4:00 AM liquor license at Pier A, Peter Poulakakos proudly stated that … 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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Millennials, a fading nation, and who’s to blame

March 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Pew research people have a book out, “The Next America: Boomers, Millennials”,¬† and it has me thinking. I never really thought about it, but labeling the demise of a society as … Continue reading

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Super genius from Battery Park saves the global markets

March 30, 2014- CBS’ “60 Minutes” featured a fascinating story, written up by author Michael Lewis, about how high speed trading is just legalized front running of large clients trying to place orders. This was all discovered in 2008 by … Continue reading

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Major new addition to CB1: Andrew Zelter

April 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The list of new CB1 appointees was released to BatteryPark.TV by the Manhattan Borough President’s office (see chart at bottom). There were few changes amongst the old guard, but a very significant … Continue reading

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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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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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Diversity at Goldman Sachs?

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Fortress to Tudor Lose in First Quarter as Macro Misfires

April 7, 2014- In Bloomberg, about¬† HRPT’s Mike Novogratz, “Paul Tudor Jones, Michael Novogratz and Louis Bacon, hedge-fund managers that profited last year from bets on macroeconomic trends, posted losses in the first quarter as some of those trades turned … Continue reading

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Legend on set

Update April 2, 2014- The FDA approved Afrezza and the stock (MNKD) spiked 80% in one day. October 17, 2013- Legendary medical entrepreneur and billionaire, Al Mann, (to my immediate left, with MannKind CFO Matt Pfeffer) has started from scratch … Continue reading

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The Corporate Sailing League

For information, contact Commodore Michael Fortenbaugh at 212-945-6363 or mike@myc.org.  

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Stephen Starr’s reputation in Philly

March 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer With Stephen Starr’s mega restaurant El Vez expected to open in the next few months in Battery Park City, good questions to ask are, “Who is this Stephen Starr from Philly and does … Continue reading

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Exclusive: We know the opening date for Brookfield Place restaurants

March 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The opening date for the second floor group of 14 restaurants in Brookfield Place will be

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A bad day for Citigroup

March 27, 2014- First, the Citi Bikes were in the news again in a bad way, with the man who launched the New York program stepping down under pressure. Then, it was announced that Citigroup was the only bank to … Continue reading

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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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Exclusive: Goldman Sachs takes down El Vez neon signs

Update March 22, 2014- The rest of the large neon signs were taken down as well. Read below for the whole scoop. March 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV first reported that the neon sign installed by Stephen Starr’s … 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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Blog about IPO’s speculates that Shake Shack could go public

March 19, 2014- A blog about stock IPO’s purely conjectures and speculates about the merits of Union Square Hospitality Group’s ability to spin off Shake Shack as a public company. We believe that there are no plans whatsoever for doing … Continue reading

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BPCA sues Wall Street bank that employs its own board member

February 10, 2014- Bloomberg reports that the BPCA is suing numerous Wall Street banks for rigging the bond offering system back in 2003 when the BPCA raised hundreds of millions in revenue. Of note, the BPCA’s CFO, Robert Serpico, was … Continue reading

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Will Vesey Street become a Downtown version of Times Square with lights?

March 8, 2014- By Steven E Greer With El Vez restaurant installing numerous large neon lights on Vesey Street, and Blue Smoke already having their own, will the strip become a mini-Times Square? El Vez was approved

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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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How Scorsese’s editing ruined Wolf of Wall Street

Update January 8, 2014- CBS produced a segment today that echoes my review, below. Notably, CBS reasserts my notion that Hollywood was conned by Mr. Belfort. You can view the CBS story here. January 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer … 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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NYSE might leave Wall Street

February 18, 2014- As predicted by this reporter years ago, the acquisition of the NYSE by the ICE exchange rendered the iconic New York Stock Exchange as nothing more than a TV studio for CNBC. Now, the WSJ reports that … 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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Stock markets selling off after Fed Tapering enacted

February 3, 2014- BP.TV previously warned that the markets were in a bubble caused by the Fed’s bond purchasing “QE”, and that the weaning, or tapering, of that program would cause a sell-off. How to protect your 401K in this … Continue reading

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Sallie Krawcheck tries her third attempt at reinventing herself

Opinion February 1, 2014- Sallie Krawcheck was the CFO of Citigroup from 2004 to 2007, and was partly responsible for the bank loading up on risky CDO’s and other mortgage backed derivatives which should have destroyed the bank (White House … Continue reading

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How to protect your 401K in this market bubble

March 12, 2013 By Steven E. Greer The stock markets have reached all-time highs despite the fundamentals of the economy still reflecting a recession. The reason for this incongruity is that the Federal Reserve has been indirectly “printing money”, via … Continue reading

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How Detroit’s bankruptcy impacts The World Trade Center in New York

January 29, 2014- The WSJ reports that WTC developer Larry Silverstein wants a sweeter financing deal to continue WTC Tower 3, and wants the government to give him more Liberty Bond cash, which comes at much cheaper interest rates than … Continue reading

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Video of Westfield retail plans for World Trade Center Towers

January 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The videos below are as if the viewer is walking north, entering WTC Tower 4 at the southeast corner on Chruch Street (The street on the right is Church looking north). Then, the … Continue reading

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It’s a bubble, folks

How to protect your 401K in this market bubble

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Bloomberg invents new continents

January 21, 2014- Former Mayor Mike Bloomberg invents new names for the continents. He calls them Africerr, Aizsherr, South Americerr. Oy vev!

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Twitter interview with banned-for-life Wall Street tech analyst Henry Blodget

January 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Disgraced Wall Street sell-side technology sector analyst, Henry Blodget, who was banned for life by the SEC from working in Wall Street, is making a comeback in tech by running a news … Continue reading

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Morgan Stanley exec secretly filmed sexcapades, arrested

January 16, 2014- After just posting a story about a doctor arrested for secretly filming up skirts of women, we have this: A Morgan Stanley executive was investigated or a year, then arrested, for making hidden-camera videos of his sexcapades. … Continue reading

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Cipriani adding another large hall venue Downtown

January 9, 2014- Smack dab in front of the iconic Wall Street bull, in the pre-war high-ceiling space at 25 Broadway, Cipriani is planning to open another banquet hall, similar to 55 Wall Street.

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