Category Archives: Accomplishments

BatteryPark.TV reporting leads to changes at top of WTC security

March 29, 2014- The Durst real estate organization, that now owns the One World Trade Center, has replaced the head of security for the construction project. The Post reports, ”David Velazquez — ex-director of the Newark FBI field office —

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New Yorker Magazine covers our story on kayak activists

July 23, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD In the July 29th edition of New Yorker Magazine, journalist Nick Paumgarten covered our exclusive story about kayak activists in Midtown forcing the ferry boats docking in Battery Park City to honk … Continue reading

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UK’s Daily Mail covers BatteryPark.TV story on $5-Million HRPT dog run

October 4, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The international newspaper, The Daily Mail, has expanded upon BatteryPark.TV’s story of the HRPT’s $5 Million dog run. Click here for the story.

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Downtown Boathouse to open at Pier 26 in April

March 13, 2014- Letter from Graeme Birchall, President, Downtown Boathouse Hi Steve, At CB1 Tribeca Committee meeting that was held last night, the Hudson River Park Trust announced that the Downtown Boathouse has won the bid to run the Pier … Continue reading

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My chat with Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX

February 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I ran into the Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, today at the Conrad Hotel. He was getting ready to drive his personal Tesla to the Super Bowl. Unbeknownst to … Continue reading

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Photo by BP.TV’s Mary Engels selected for museum exhibit

January 5, 2014- Mary Engels, contributor to BatteryPark.TV, had one of her Seaport photos after Hurricane Sandy selected for an exhibit at the Museum of NYC.

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Rep. Nadler reaches out to Coast Guard about ferry boat noise

February 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD At the Battery Park City subcommittee of the CB1 tonight, at the very end, the most important news of the entire meetings was whispered out by George Calderaro. BatteryPark.TV asked him to … Continue reading

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Gateway prevails over dog rider dispute. Pit bulls banned.

Update January 19, 2014- At the recent CB1 meeting, Glenn Plaskin tried to revise history by claiming that his dog group fought Gateway management and stopped the implementation of new lease riders banning certain dogs. That is utterly false, as … Continue reading

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Final DOT plans for West Thames and South End Ave approved

October 1, 2013- The City DOT presented the final plans to improve safety on West Thames and South End Avenue. the CB1 passed a resolution supporting it, with a few possible changes, that the DOT may or may not make.

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Exclusive: BPCA’s Anne Fenton and Matt Monahan gone

November 20, 2013- 3:30 PM (20,000 people have read this, as of December 4, 2013) Sources tell BatteryPark.TV that the BPCA’s Matthew Monahan and Anne Fenton are no longer employed. We are awaiting details. The source also stated that

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BatteryPark.TV causes changes at the top in Medicare

September 29, 2013-By Steven E. Greer, MD In June of 2012, BatteryPark.TV published an influential Op-Ed in the WSJ exposing an $11 Billion program of the ACA Law (ObamaCare) as pure pork. The Director of the Program, Richard Gilfillan, MD, … Continue reading

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BatteryPark.TV brings the NBA to BPC

November 15, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD If you have seen some really tall dudes at Shake Shack or the Conrad Hotel, they are NBA players. The New York Nicks and Nets have an arrangement for the visiting teams … Continue reading

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BatteryPark.TV shapes state bill A8031 relating to Pier 26

November 14, 2013- Governor Cuomo finally signed A8031. The Villager reports, “On the same day that around 200 Lower West Side residents gathered to discuss their fears about a bill that would allow the transfer and sale of Hudson River … Continue reading

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Photos 10-20-2013

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HRPT installs lights after BatteryPark.TV reporting

October 1, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV previously reported on hotspots of crime within the HRPT strip of parks created by poor PEP officer patrolling and lack of lighting north of Pier 40. During the October board meeting, … Continue reading

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CB3 member filmed going berserk promptly “resigns”

Update September 25, 2013- CB3 longtime member McWater “resigned” from the board. (The power of video shining a light on sleazy NYC politics) September 18, 2013- It seems that the CB1 is not the only community board with real estate … Continue reading

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Confirmed: BPCA cuts off $750,000 to TriBeCa’s Bob Townley

October 2, 2013- BatteryPark.TV has previously reported on at least $750,000 in free grants given to TriBeCa’s Bob Townley, ostensibly for various services provided, such as senior swim classes. After a JCOPE investigation was launched

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The newsrack scourge inflicts North End Grill now

Update September 22, 2013- After some calls, we had the newsrack removed. But more will come like Whac-A-Mole. September 22, 2013- This is the latest pop-up newsrack to have been quietly deposited in the dark of night, testing the waters … Continue reading

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Award planned for Bob Townley at Block Party seems to have been canceled

September 17, 2013- By. Steven E. Greer Last week, the DowntownEXpress promoted the upcoming BPC Block Party and mentioned that two people would be given awards, “Community Service honors go to Anthony Notaro, who is co-chairperson of this year’s block … Continue reading

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Why did Bill Thompson abruptly leave BPCA?

May 16, 2012 The New York World has an exposé on Bill Thompson, our most recent Chairman of the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), that could explain why he suddenly stepped down. It seems that he was cutting lucrative deals with

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A model for working with the City DOT on city planning

June 26, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD What became a true model for how the community can interact with the City Department of Transportation (DOT) to shape city planning architecture, a group of 11 people (BPC residents, CB1 members, … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Citi Bikes installed at Gateway Plaza now

Update July 16, 2013- The bikes have arrived and were an instant hit. The rack emptied out right away. Update July 11, 2013- As we predicted, Citi Bikes have just gone in at Gateway Plaza where the old junk pile … Continue reading

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BPCA turns off the cash spigot to non-profits, bus shuttles in question

April 18, 2013- By Steven E. Greer In response to BatteryPark.TV oversight stories (see below) questioning the legality of awarding six-figure grants to non-profits unrelated to Battery Park City, the BPCA board debated on April 16th whether to continue those … Continue reading

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Jack Nicklaus to bring his youth golf to NYC parks

Update: January 28, 2013 The SNAG golf/Jack Nicklaus group, below, met with the city parks staff, and said that they are moving forward. A class for children to learn golf in Central Park will begin in the summer. December 13, … Continue reading

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Little League and Asphalt Green opening days set

March 26, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD From the BPCA board meeting today, it was announced that the ballfield reconstruction is completing, and that opening day will be on

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The State of Battery Park: 2013 annual letter

February 18, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD Battery Park (BPC) is a far better place now than it was 12-months ago. Goldman Sachs brought fine dining to BPC for the first time with tremendous successes. Danny Meyer’s North End … Continue reading

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LeFrak makes progress with efforts to clean up South End Ave commercial strip

February 6, 2013 By Steven E. Greer As previously reported, LeFrak’s Gateway Plaza is supposedly going to help BatteryPark.TV and local businesses in our 2013 project of cleaning up the filthy strip of sidewalk and worn down storefront facades on … Continue reading

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Breaking News: BatteryPark.TV helps save the Little League season

January 18, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD As a direct result of BatteryPark.TV’s reporting that lengthy RFPs are not required before beginning the repair work on the ballfields (other sources such as the Broadsheet were incorrectly reporting on the … Continue reading

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Update on the ballfields from the CB1 meeting 1-15-2013

January 15, 2013 By Steven E Greer The CB1 meeting tonight discussed the ballfields. CB1 member Anthony Notaro mentioned that the board has requested an answer from the BPCA as to why the turf fields cannot be used now, as … Continue reading

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South End Ave sidewalk to be cleaned up

January 2, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD The strip of sidewalk in front of the Gristedes, Chase bank, Black Hounds, SouthWestNY, the pharmacy, Picasso Pizza, and other shops along South End Avenue within the LeFrak commercial locations will be … Continue reading

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LeFrak to renovate facades of commercial spaces on South End Ave

January 10, 2013 By Steven E. Greer LeFrak will begin a renovation of the old and dilapidated commercial spaces on South End Avenue. They will also hook up the hoses so that store owners can power wash the sidewalk. To … Continue reading

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Mr. Gorbachev, Open Asphalt Green now

October 21, 2012 By Steven E. Greer, MD On a crisp Sunday morning in October with blue skies, residents of Tribeca and Battery Park gathered on the terrace by the ball fields to express their frustration over the delays in … Continue reading

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West Thames grass field gets drainage installed

December 28, 2012 By Steven E. Greer Over the summer, BatteryPark.TV noticed that modest amounts of rain were causing the West Thames grass field to become waterlogged. We met with the head of the parks conservancy maintenance and learned that … Continue reading

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How to lose weight while still eating at Goldman Alley every day

July 22, 2012  By Steven Greer, MD When the new restaurants in Goldman Alley and Conrad Hotel building opened in January, I “sampled” the menus extensively. I was eating the Blue Smoke deserts daily, for example. Then, I realized that … Continue reading

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We won! Asphalt Green to open December 1st

Update November 14, 2012 As of today, the new contract between BPCA and Asphalt Green, discussed below, is not yet signed. October 23, 2012 By Steven E. Greer, MD The BPCA Chairman, Dennis Mehiel, announced on October 23rd during the … Continue reading

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A remarkable community collaborative effort deals with the tour bus and livery cab problems

May 15, 2012 By Steven Greer, MD Due to policy decisions at City Hall beyond the scope if this report that freed up town car and SUV livery cabs to solicit cash fares more like a yellow cab, the streets … Continue reading

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Exclusive: BPCA heavily subsidizes The Broadsheet publications

July 31, 2012 By Steven Greer BatteryPark.TV has previously reported on the bias-by-omission in the local advertising flier called The Broadsheet. The bias and conflicts of interest, we reported, arose from payments from the BPCA to the publisher of the … Continue reading

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Much needed traffic light at North End and Murray Streets

September 22, 2012 By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV was asked by a local business owner whether we could assist in having the city or BPCA install much needed traffic lights at the dangerous Murray Street intersections. There have been at … Continue reading

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Gateway meets with concerned tenants. Dog sewer problem already improving.

September 11, 2012, By Steven E Greer, MD On Monday, September 10th, the Gateway management responsible for drafting the changes to the lease rider met with Jeff Galloway, Glenn Plaskin, and others who live in Gateway. Many of the same … Continue reading

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Exclusive: President/CEO of BPCA Gayle Horwitz resigns

September 12, 2012 2:45 PM By Steven E. Greer, MD

Sources tell us that the controversial CEO of the BPCA, Gayle Horwitz, who was hired by the former BPCA Chairman Bill Thompson, has….. Continue reading

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