Category Archives: City Hall & Civic Center

Gruesome murder of Church Street Iranian jeweler

February 16, 2017- DNAinfo reports, “An Iranian jeweler was found dead with two zip ties cinched

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Pete Wells panders to Tom Colicchio with his review of Fowler & Wells

January 24, 2017- This week, Pete Wells reviewed Tom Colicchio’s Fowler and Wells in the Beekman Hotel (which we despised).

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Review: Tom Colicchio’s Fowler & Wells in The Beekman Hotel

October 23, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I wanted to try the newly opened Fowler & Wells, a Tom Colicchio restaurant in the new Beekman

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Review: The Beekman Hotel lounge in City Hall

October 27, 2016- by Steven E. Greer City Hall has been a no-man’s land for decades, with few places of any quality to go for lawyers and

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Review: The Odeon

December 19, 2015- by Steven E. Greer I went to The Odeon restaurant on West Broadway by Thomas Street. A PR-placed article claimed that

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New Jersey woman who ran over Tribeca mom gets 2-6 years in prison

Update August 3, 2016- She was sentenced to two to six years in the clink, according to The Post.

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Keith McNally’s Augustine restaurant getting close to opening in The Beekman Hotel

June 18, 2016

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Told you so. J&R by City Hall is closing

Update May 14, 2016- Two years later, the space sits empty. The real estate families are asking too much and Manhattan is becoming a city of empty storefronts. 

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The perpetual jobs program called The Brooklyn Bridge

May 4, 2016- Downtown Express reports, “Downtowners living near the Brooklyn Bridge are furious

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Broadsheet praises Downtown Alliance safety officers who are far more incompetent than AlliedBarton

February 26, 2016- by Steven E. Greer We have previously detailed how The Broadsheet, TribecaTrib, and other local advertising fliers

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The lame Manhattan GOP picks a candidate to fill Sheldon Silver’s spot

February 4, 2016- by Steven Greer I knew about this months ago when the head of the Manhattan Republican

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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

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What’s in store for Downtown in 2016

December 23, 2015- by Steven E. Greer More so than in recent memory, the new year will bring some big changes to the Downtown

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Ticker-tape parade for the U.S. Women’s soccer team

By Bary Hauptman

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NYPD reports no gun-related crime Downtown since 2013

June 27, 2015- DNAinfo reports, “While the number of shooting victims have gone up

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Brookfield Property senior executive to run Downtown Alliance

June 14, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The secretive Alliance for Downtown announced that the new Chairman is Dennis Friedrich,

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Fika opens in City Hall

May 28, 2015- The new Fika in the heart of City Hall opened. It is on Duane Street by the federal building. It is one of

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Council Member Robert E. Cornegy proposes bill to protect small businesses from eviction

March 4, 2015- Council Member Robert E. Cornegy reached out to us with video and text from

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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

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Local electeds have “no comment” of support for Sheldon Silver

January 23, 2015- DNAinfo reports that key elected officials declined to comment on the Sheldon Silver arrest as the

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