Category Archives: City Hall & Civic Center

Review: The Odeon

December 19, 2015- by Steven E. Greer I went to The Odeon restaurant on West Broadway by Thomas Street. A PR-placed article claimed that

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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, - Read Between the Lines, City Hall & Civic Center, Crime, Financial District, Seaport | 1 Comment

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

June 18, 2016

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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. 

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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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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,

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Thousands of protestors clog major arteries

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

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A rare black squirrel

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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

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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.

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