Category Archives: SoHo

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: “Employees Only” bar suffers from extreme inconsistencies

October 10, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Since I first went to Employees Only in June (see original story below), I have been back approximately six times. I keep going back in search of that good experience that I … Continue reading

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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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This is no joke: Homeless-aid organization made homeless by high rents

Video of an organization similar to the one ousted from SoHo December 22, 2016- DNAinfo reports, “ACE, the long-running organization that employs homeless men and

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Are the CB2 schmucks worse than CB1?

November 28, 2016- The CB2 tried to block the opening of a large Nike store, for unknown reasons

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Interview with musician Simon Townshend at the City Winery

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SoHo couple charged with kidnapping and torturing woman during threesome

September 15, 2016- The Post reports that a married couple who live in SoHo attended the Sundance Film

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Vacancy Map Shows TriBeCa and SoHo Have Most Empty Storefronts in Manhattan

September 1, 2016- DNAinfo reports, “Developer Justin Levinson created the Vacant New York map by

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Retail rents getting marked down as everyone buys online

May 16, 2016- The Post confirms what BatteryPark.TV has been reporting for nearly a year:

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Tribeca nightclub generates complaints

March 8, 2016- The M1-5 club on Walker Street in Tribeca has Meatpacking-like lines and noise,

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Will Chef Floyd Cardoz finally succeed this time in SoHo?

February 3, 2016- by Steven E. Greer In most areas of business, people get just one, maybe two, shots on goal. If they fail, they are

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Review: Sadelle’s is a good place for a Tindr date

The Tindr blind date I sat next too and had to endure January 28, 2016- by Steven E Greer I finally tried out Sadelle’s in SoHo on West Broadway. It is the new Jewish deli by the Major

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Under Mayor de Blasio, even SoHo is dangerous now

Update February 1, 2016- The police blotters have a new SoHo violent robbery to report.

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Joke of the Day: Apple Maps made me late for my Apple workshop

November 7, 2015- by Steven E. Greer This is a true story: I used Uber to drive me to the SoHo Apple store on Prince Street for a workshop

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Starr to open a restaurant near Chinatown

Update October 14, 2015- The NYT has more info on this hotel/restaurant project at 148 Lafayette. It will be called Chez La Vieille Adrienne, and “The restaurateur Stephen Starr and Daniel

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Review: Sadelle’s Jewish deli in SoHo

Update September 6, 2015- Eater is slamming these guys for closing down too.

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Your building is likely rent-stabilized

June 17, 2015- By Steven E. Greer DNAinfo has a story today about the 421g law making FiDi luxury “condos” rent-stabilized

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A new form of Downtown gentrification: One percenters evicting the mere wealthy

March 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has reported on several cases recently of wealthy families with incomes over six-figures, renting apartments that cost well more than $3,000 per month, who have been evicted as their buildings were … Continue reading

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Why is it called The Tribeca Film Festival?

April 14, 2015- The ever changing Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) has new management and a new home in Midtown. All

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Another fight outside 1 Oak

April 8, 2015- Last year, the famous MMA fighter Renzo Gracie attacked the doorman of the nightclub

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