Category Archives: Lower East Side

Review: Chinese Tuxedo

March 18, 2017- by Steven E. Greer I lived in New York for almost 20-years and always struck out when I tried to find good food and

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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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Another reason Chinatown needs to be part of City Council District 2

September 12, 2017- Margaret Chin skipped the debates, ran for an illegal third-term, and still won

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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

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

Prosecutors throw the book at infamous slumlord Steve Croman

May 9, 2016- BatteryPark.TV has reported on the political winds that have been changing in

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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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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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Feckless CB1 and Sheldon Silver fail to bring new schools Downtown, again

Update February 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The new City DOE Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced revisions to the old Bloomberg plan for new schools, and Downtown “aint gettin nothin”, so to speak. Despite Downtown Manhattan being one of the … Continue reading

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PEP officers allow another woman to be brutally raped in nearby park

Update November 29, 2015- Police have arrested the suspect, according to The Post. He is one

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The Seaport homeless camp

September 7, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD The homeless camps are out of control.

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NYU to build small hospital Downtown

September 1, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD I have had extensive talks with the man in charge of strategy and development at NYU Medical Center,

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Review: Fuku fried chicken sandwiches

June 27, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Some people in the restaurant business with opinions I trust mentioned that they tried the

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Parm to open “within two weeks”

Update May 19, 2015- We spoke with the chef who was on the construction site, and Parm will open

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The Third Street Music School Settlement

April 19, 2015- The Third Street Music School Settlement performed in the Winter

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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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Lower East Side group that fights CB3 is featured in the news

February 25, 2015- These guys remind us of BatteryPark.TV in many way. The Post reports on

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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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Duane Park cabaret on Bowery causes customer to cry

Update November 21, 2014- see comments section below February 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV received some emails recently

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Chinatown fish causing serious skin infection epidemic

April 3, 2014- DNAinfo reports again of the skin infection caused by fish handled in Chinatown. This is important to BPC because those fish are caught by rod and reel on the esplanade.

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Health Department warns about the fish caught by Chinatown restaurants

March 5, 2014- Many people have speculated that the army of fisherman on the esplanade of BPC, each with multiple rods cast into the Hudson, are actually professional fisherman selling their catch to Chinatown restaurants. That is why this story … Continue reading

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