Category Archives: Seaport

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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School overcrowding to persist Downtown until 2022 thanks to Mayor de Blasio

Update April 22, 2016- This school has been pushed back by two years. So, the overcrowding problem

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Peck Slip elementary school dares to cite Pledge of Allegiance, stirring outcry from the far-left

March 17, 2017- DNAinfo reports, “Students at a Peck Slip elementary school in the Seaport began reciting the Pledge of Allegiance for the first time last week, sparking tensions

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My city in ruins

March 19, 2017- by Steven Greer I recently read Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography and became a fan. One of his best albums is

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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

Danny Meyer to open a place in FiDi?

Update March 1, 2017- The Post reports that this project is now in the design phase.

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This is what the Lower Manhattan skyline will look like soon

June 616, 2016- All of those pencil-tower properties under construction now will be transforming the

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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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FiDi purse snatcher strikes again

Update January 11, 2017- It has happened again. Another woman in FiDi was violently mugged and

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New iPic Theater at Seaport

October 10, 2016- Downtown Express reports, “The first of the chain’s high-end cinemas to open in New York City,

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Ferry company that recently won contract from Mayor de Blasio part of organized crime network in The Battery

Update August 12, 2016- DNAinfo reports that Hornblower has supposedly stopped the practice of

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Maritime building renovation now stalled

August 20, 2016- First, the Poulakakos and Dermot teams backed out. Now, no one wants to touch this money drain being bungled by Mayor de Blasio’s EDC.

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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.

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - NYPD First Precinct, -- In the News, City Hall & Civic Center, Crime, Financial District, Seaport | 1 Comment

Staten Island Ferry might expand route to Midtown

July 29, 2016- DNAinfo reports, “The Department of Transportation is studying extending Staten

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Poor Bill Ackman loses hundreds of millions more today

July 15, 2016- It is hard to feel sorry for an arrogant Botox-faced billionaire who did little to earn his wealth,

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Cornell Medical School moves to relocate offices Downtown

July 5, 2016- Lower Manhattan has been in need of a quality hospital for decades. The New York Downtown

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

June 18, 2016

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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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Review: El Luchador in the Seaport is muy bueno

September 7, 2015- by Steven E. Greer With the bike path through The Battery now open finally, I Citi-Biked over to the Seaport. At the corner of John and South Streets

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City EDC strikes deal to cut noisy helicopter flights in half

Update April 2, 2016- Starting tomorrow, tourist flights will be banned on Sundays.

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Politics, - State Government, Accomplishments, Battery Park City and BPCA, Helicopter noise, New York Waterway ferry boat pollution, Op-Ed, Seaport, The Battery | 3 Comments