Category Archives: City Hall & Civic Center

Review: Nobu Downtown

August 6, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD Just around the block from my Beekman Hotel is the new Nobu at 195 Broadway, in the AT&T building.

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Review update: Augustine in the Beekman Hotel

August 9, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD When I first reviewed Augustine last March, I had a few good things to say. I have been in the Beekman

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Second Review: Fowler & Wells (now Temple Court) in the Beekman Hotel

Update August 22, 2017- NYT reviewer Pete Wells commented that Fowler & Wells was named after a racist phrenologist. Well, after the rise of white supremacist last week, Tom Colicchio,

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Collect Pond Park by City Hall

August 8, 2017- This money pit has been a problem for the city since the 1600’s.

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Crazy guy baptizes himself in City Hall park fountain

August 6, 2017- Mayor de Blasio’s city

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New York is worse than one year ago

August 6, 2017- by Steven E. Greer I am going to fire my secretary. For some reason, he thought it would be a good idea to needlessly stay in

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Fika coffee and chocolate chain closing stores

April 14, 2017- I noticed the Fika coffee shop by City Hall on Duane Street had closed, so I investigated.

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The old CB1 offices at 49 Chambers Street are now condos

May 18, 2017- The old CB1 offices at 49 Chambers Street are now condos. My questions is who is buying

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Review: Augustine in the Beekman Hotel

March 21, 2017- by Steven E. Greer I had a break in between depositions in my federal case, so I walked to the Beekman. I tried to get

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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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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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Gruesome murder of Church Street Iranian jeweler

Update February 28, 2017- This has now been ruled a homicide. “Omid Gholian, 43, was found

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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: 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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