Category Archives: Accomplishments

New Yorker Magazine covers our story on kayak activists

July 23, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD In the July 29th edition of New Yorker Magazine, journalist Nick Paumgarten covered our

Posted in -- In the News, Accomplishments, Featured Residents, Gripes, New York Waterway ferry boat pollution, Sailing/Yachting | 5 Comments

South End Avenue needs to have front-in angled parking and storefronts closer to the street

Update June 22, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD Three years ago, the DOT was prepared to make much needed changes to South End Avenue,

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - NYPD First Precinct, Accomplishments | 5 Comments

The Greer Grove on Vesey Street

Update May 19, 2016- The Greer Grove of honey locusts, planted last fall, have lived and are g

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Real estate, Accomplishments, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gardening, Parks | 1 Comment

City EDC strikes deal to cut noisy helicopter flights in half

Update April 2, 2016- Starting tomorrow, tourist flights will be banned on Sundays.

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Politics, - State Government, Accomplishments, Battery Park City and BPCA, Helicopter noise, New York Waterway ferry boat pollution, Op-Ed, Seaport, The Battery | 3 Comments

Gristedes South to stay put

Update February 28, 2016- It appears that Gristedes could not find anyone to take over their lease,

Posted in Accomplishments, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes, Groceries | 2 Comments

BatteryPark.TV helps create 1,180 new rent-stabilized apartments

December 3, 2015- by Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV was the first news source Downtown to report on how many of the so-called

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Politics, - Real estate, - State Government, -- In the News, Accomplishments, Lawyers | 2 Comments

Images of a closed down PEP office

February 2, 2016- Not only are the PEP gone, but this entire space is being closed down. the BPCA

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - NYPD First Precinct, - Real estate, Accomplishments, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Parks, Photography | Leave a comment

Angry pitchfork mob demands the ouster of BPCA Chairman Dennis Mehiel

December 16, 2015- by Steven E. Greer The BPCA hosted a rare Town Hall meeting tonight, and surprisingly, all of the top executives

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - NYPD First Precinct, - Politics, - Real estate, - State Government, Accomplishments, Battery Park City and BPCA, Dangerous West Thames and South End Ave crossings, Decline of our parks, Gripes, Lawyers, Op-Ed, Parks | Leave a comment

R.I.P. Playboy Mansion

January 12, 2016- The Playboy Mansion is being sold. I have some fond memories of that place

Posted in Accomplishments, Events and Activities, Humor and pranks, Nightlife, Reviews | 1 Comment

Downtown finally gets a new school to address overcrowding

Update January 27, 2016- The Post reports that a 500-foot pencil-tower will be slapped

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

Told you so. It was not a blizzard according to the NYT

January 24, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I am such a genius contrarian. All of you thought that I had lost my marbles when I was proclaiming

Posted in - Downtown oversight, -- In the News, Accomplishments, Battery Park City and BPCA, City Hall & Civic Center, Film Theater and TV, Financial District, Governors Island, Gripes, Hudson River Park Trust, Lower East Side, Op-Ed, Seaport, SoHo, The Battery, TriBeCa, World Trade Center | 6 Comments

More freakish

Update September 13, 2015

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The first ever French-American apple pie

November 26, 2015- by Chef Steven E. Greer I had the idea quite some time ago, after enjoying a chocolate croissant at Le District, to make

Posted in - Brookfield Place, Accomplishments, American, Bakery, Battery Park City and BPCA, Cooking tips, French | 1 Comment

Update: Our $5 Million dog run inflates the cost of other ones

Update October 7, 2015- A local dog run that cost $1 Million is making news because the residents in

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Tunnel to Towers 2015 much more sober and respectful

September 27, 2015- by Steven E. Greer

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Senator Schumer takes action on behalf of BatteryPark.TV

May 18, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Last February, when I became appalled to see the mail to my building left unattended overnight

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Why did Bill Thompson abruptly leave BPCA?

May 16, 2012 The New York World has an exposé on Bill Thompson, our most recent Chairman of the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), that could explain why he suddenly stepped down. It seems that he was cutting lucrative deals with

Posted in - Real estate, -- In the News, Accomplishments, Battery Park City and BPCA, Lawyers | 7 Comments

Exclusive: BPCA’s Anne Fenton and Matt Monahan gone

November 20, 2013- 3:30 PM (20,000 people have read this, as of December 4, 2013) Sources tell BatteryPark.TV that the BPCA’s Matthew Monahan and Anne Fenton are no longer employed. We are awaiting details. The source also stated that

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - State Government, Accomplishments, Battery Park City and BPCA | 5 Comments

The best month ever

February 1, 2015- By Steven E. Greer January could have been the best month that I have had in a long time. It began with my college team,

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We grew 60% in 2014

December 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I started BatteryPark.TV in 2009, because I had the technical capability to do so, having run another digital media company,

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