Category Archives: City Hall & Civic Center

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. 

Posted in - Real estate, City Hall & Civic Center, Financial District | 6 Comments

The perpetual jobs program called The Brooklyn Bridge

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

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - State Government, Brooklyn, City Hall & Civic Center, Gripes, Lower East Side, Seaport | Leave a comment

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

Posted in - City government, - Politics, City Hall & Civic Center, Crime, Decline of our parks, Financial District, Seaport, The Battery, Trash and Rats | 2 Comments

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

Posted in - Politics, - State Government, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA, City Hall & Civic Center, Financial District, Lower East Side, The Battery, TriBeCa, World Trade Center | Leave a comment

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

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - City government, - Politics, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, City Hall & Civic Center, TriBeCa | 1 Comment

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

Posted in - NYPD First Precinct, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA, City Hall & Civic Center, Crime, Financial District, Seaport, TriBeCa, World Trade Center | Leave a comment

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,

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Politics, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Charities Philanthropy, City Hall & Civic Center, Financial District, Gripes, Seaport | 1 Comment

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

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, City Hall & Civic Center, Financial District, Lawyers, Lower East Side, Seaport, TriBeCa | 1 Comment

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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Why does Downtown have no good pizza?

December 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I rarely eat pizza, but had a craving for it yesterday. I almost used Seamless to order Skinny Pizza from Hudson Eats,

Posted in Battery Park City and BPCA, City Hall & Civic Center, Financial District, Pizza, Reviews, TriBeCa | 3 Comments

Thousands of protestors clog major arteries

December 5, 2015- The numerous large protests taking place across the country, for weeks now, have made this

Posted in - Federal government, - NYPD First Precinct, -- In the News, City Hall & Civic Center, Crime | Leave a comment

A rare black squirrel

Posted in City Hall & Civic Center, Videos, Wildlife | 1 Comment

Woolworth building employs anti-tourist-Nazis

September 21, 2014- The Post reports, “Careful how you crane your neck in this city or you’ll be branded a tourist! One Brooklyn woman learned that the hard way as she paused to gaze upward in the ornate lobby of … Continue reading

Posted in - Real estate, -- In the News, City Hall & Civic Center, TriBeCa | 1 Comment

Tip of the Week: How to dodge jury duty (legally)

August 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer There are ways to postpone jury duty in New York that are not well appreciated.

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Collect Pond dry

August 9, 2014- The newly opened Collect Pond by the strip of courts on Centre Street is now closed again for repairs.

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, City Hall & Civic Center, Parks, TriBeCa | Leave a comment

Chambers Street by City Hall shaping up

July 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BP.TV first reported that Chambers Street was becoming gentrified, and that top-notch restaurants were key.

Posted in - City government, - Real estate, City Hall & Civic Center, Restaurants, TriBeCa | Leave a comment

The River to River festival: What is it and who is getting rich?

June 10, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The River to River Festival kicks off June 19th and lasts through the 29th. Some promotional fliers mailed out were nondescript. It was not clear what the event will be about, who the … Continue reading

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - State Government, Art and Museums, Battery Park City and BPCA, Charities Philanthropy, City Hall & Civic Center, Events and Activities, Financial District, Hudson River Park Trust, Lower East Side, Outdoor events, Performing arts, Seaport | 1 Comment

Lord of the Flies rules Downtown high school next to City Hall

June 8, 2014- The Post reports, “Two blocks from City Hall, Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers was once a top city high school but has gone downhill in recent years. A massive student riot hit YouTube in 2012,

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, Child care, City Hall & Civic Center, Lower East Side, Schools, Seaport | Leave a comment