Category Archives: Lower East Side

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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Homeless man sets up full bed on sidewalk

August 28, 2014- A Lower East Side blog reports that a homeless man got creative and set up a full bed with mattress on Bowery.

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“Slumlord” Steve Croman Under Investigation by State Attorney General

July 30, 2014- The Daily News reports that a controversial Lower East Side landlord is being investigated

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Review: Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream tries too hard and fails

July 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Continuing our summer series touring ice cream shops in Manhattan, we ventured all the way to the Bowery for Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream.

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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

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Tapas Plan B in NOLITA needs a Plan C

Update June 16, 2014- Observer is reporting that Plan B wants to get out of their lease, which costs $21,000 per month, because they cannot make things work financially.

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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,

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NY Times covers local BPC effort to stop helicopter noise

March 22, 2014- BatteryPark.TV first got Rep. Nadler involved in a quality of life problem plaguing BPC and other waterfront neighborhoods. The hundreds of tourist helicopters each day are a serious cause of stress for residents, as are loud ferry … Continue reading

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Letter to editor: Margaret Chin does not represent Downtown

March 19, 2014- By Battery Park Dad Regarding recent comments on BatteryPark.TV about Councilwoman Margaret Chin representing only Chinatown and city unions, I couldn’t agree more. If you want to make sure the Chinatown Senior Centers get their funding (and … Continue reading

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They live! Citi Bikes have new Spring designs

March 8, 2014- A LES blog posted what seems to be a photo of a new design for selected Citi Bikes.

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Letter: Sick and tired of the unending helicopter noise

January 4, 2014- By Delia von Neuschatz Our elected officials have accomplished absolutely zero in mitigating the tourist helicopter issue since air tours moved to the Downtown Manhattan Heliport in 2008 after they were banned from using the East 34th … Continue reading

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Photos of the late artist Walter de Maria’s studio in the East Village

February 20, 2014- The LES blog EV Grieve posts photos of the late artist Walter de Maria’s studio in the East Village, which was written up on the NYTs.

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Gang with knives beat, rob two people Downtown

January 10, 2014- DNAinfo reports, “A trio of armed robbers struck Lower Manhattan in back-to-back attacks last week, threatening a man with a knife near Pace University and then beating a woman to the ground in TriBeCa shortly afterward, police … Continue reading

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Not just BPC is outraged over sidewalk food vendors

December 28, 2013- The Post reports, “East Villagers are up in arms over a Halal food cart stationed on Avenue A, where residents are complaining of foul-smelling falafel, generator noise and filth — in just three days since its unwelcome … Continue reading

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