Monthly Archives: September 2011

Photo of the Week: A stop Gap measure

September 30, 2011 The Gap clothing store in WFC closed up Photo by Steven Greer

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Talking Points for Wall Street protestors

Update: October 6, 2011 It is becoming more apparent that the intentions of the protestors are not “noble” as we first wrote. The majority of the mob are run-of-the-mill anarchists who flock to any situation around the world allowing them … Continue reading

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Community Board 1 discusses NY Waterway ferry boat pollution and the grass field

September 27, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD The monthly joint meeting of all of the divisions of Community Board 1 met tonight. NY State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver made an appearance to invite people to join him in a tour … Continue reading

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The GOP is tone deaf and clueless

September 29, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD The current Republican (GOP) strategy for the 2012 elections will lead to President Obama being re-elected despite high unemployment and low job approval. Compared to the numerous GOP presidential candidates, most Americans will … Continue reading

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The people have spoken: No organized sports on the grass field

Update September 28, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD The Parks Conservancy is now aerating the field and placing barrier fences to rest trampled areas of the lawn.   Update: September 16, 2011 Since our notes from September 14, a coach … Continue reading

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Chanel’s new perfume Red Flag

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Barnes & Noble buries a book negative to Obama

September 24, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD The current most-promoted book in America is “Confidence Men” by Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Suskind. It details the infighting of the Obama administration over the first two years and makes president Obama seem … Continue reading

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The deadly crossing

Construction on Route 9A, also known as The West Side Highway, and closure of the pedestrian bridge south of Albany Street have created a very dangerous situation. The ground-level crossing of The West Side Highway at Albany Street can be … Continue reading

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A Lotus Batmobile at the Motorexpo

September 16, 2011 The annual MotorExpo will be held this weekend in the Winter Garden and esplanade. We spotted this Lotus before they drove it in. It looks like a Christopher Nolan style Bat-vehicle. Total list price was $70,000. (click … Continue reading

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A letter to the Parks Conservancy Director: Tess Huxley

September 14, 2011 Tess Huxley Director of the Battery City Parks Conservancy With school in session, numerous ORGANIZED leagues of soccer, baseball, Phys Ed, are now on the field. The grass field needs to be shut down once a week … Continue reading

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Survey: Your opinion of the 9/11 memorial ceremonies

September 11, 2011 Please take our survey on the 9/11 memorial ceremonies. We will post the results on Monday. September 12, 2011 The results of our survey were: 76% of the responders were from Battery Park 100% liked the design … Continue reading

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Grass field well on its way to becoming a mud field again

September 6, 2011 The CB1 Battery Park City committee met last night to discuss the protection and upkeep of the luxurious expensive West Thames “Tire Swing” Park grass field. Recall, the BPCA refused to care for the field in 2010 … Continue reading

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Pictures of the Week

September 11, 2011 (click to enlarge image) Photos by Steven Greer

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The Wall Street layoffs of 2011’s double dip have begun

June 11, 2011 As an ominous indicator solidifying the speculation of late that the economy has entered into a double-dip depression, major Wall Street broker dealer banks have begun layoffs. Barclays, Credit Suisse, and the smaller Leerink Swan initiated a … Continue reading

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Master of the “Shitty deal” gets promoted to CEO of Bank of America?

September 7, 2011 By Steven Greer The Bank of America’s CEO Brian Moynihan made some managerial changes today. He promoted two executives, Tom Montag (head of institutional banking or “Wall Street” banking) and David Darnell (to be head of consumer … Continue reading

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Bizarre Merrill Lynch commercial

Update: September 7, 2011 With Bank of America barely staying in business, management made some changes. Sally Krawcheck was fired. February 3, 2011 We found this YouTube of an online video advertisement for Merrill Lynch wealth management to be bizarre. … Continue reading

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HBO films at nearby Duane Park

September 6, 2011 HBO filmed a promotion for the new season of Boardwalk Empire at nearby Tribeca’s Duane Park cabaret.

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No sex in the Champagne room: Pussycat Lounge and sex shops by Ground Zero closed

September 3, 2011 Very quietly and without fanfare or much press coverage, the controversial “strip club” within site of Ground Zero was shut down months ago. The Pussycat Lounge and neighboring sex shop, establishments in the area for more than … Continue reading

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Photos of the week

September 2, 2011 Wagner Park A flower hovering in air over a bench, or is it (Click images to expand)

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The next Hannah Montana: Lucy Jacobson

September 2, 2011 We spotted the next Hannah Motnana right here in BPC. She is Lucy Jacobson and is represented by her mother/agent Kathleen Mclaughlin.

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