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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My chat with Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX

Update July 17, 2014- Had a chat with Tesla people today. Stay tuned.

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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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Exclusive: State Liquor Authority recommends against beer garden at Pier-A

May 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV obtained via Freedom of Information Law the report written by the New York State Liquor Authority’s (SLA) “500-foot Hearing” committee, which convened a hearing on April 24th, 2014.

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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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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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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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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 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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