Category Archives: Battery Park City and BPCA

What a difference a year makes at The North End Grill

November 27, 2014- By Steven E. greer What a difference a year makes.

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BPCA awarded for renovation of Pier-A

November 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD When the BPCA made the decision in 2008 to assume the responsibility of Pier-A and the renovation that had stalled under city control, there was every

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The BPC ice rink that benefits a real estate conglomerate but not the community

November 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Years ago, the BPC ice rink was located on the ballfields, was almost the size of a football field, and families from Tribeca and FiDi enjoyed it.

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NY Post real estate propagandist promulgates lie that Le District is opening soon

November 25, 2014- For years, the Brookfield Canadian thugs have paid off the mainstream media to spread false rumors of

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Praise the Lord! Crinkle fries return to Shake Shack today!

Update October 30, 2014- They are now being served.

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The History of BPC by Ed Koch

We had the chance to interview Mr. Koch a few years ago. Ed Koch, former Mayor of New York City and former U.S. Congressman, was important in the creation of Battery Park City. BPC sits on manmade land created from … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Female BPCA employee who complained of sexual harassment “quits”

September 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer In May of this year, a BPCA employee, Kirk Swanson, who oversaw the contracts and RFP process, was fired for allegedly not agreeing to

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Interview with the founders of Shakespeare Downtown

November 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We interviewed the founders of the new

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The FCC: an agency corrupted to the core and run by a former Verizon lobbyist

November 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The national news has recently picked up on the WSJ story about how high powered dangerous cell phone towers

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Brookfield looks to sell Brookfield Place

November 6, 2014- Brookfield Property Partners L.P. (NYSE: BPY) hosted

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A tour of World Trade Center Tower 4 and Tower 7

September 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Dara McQuillan of Silverstein Properties took us

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Mayor de Blasio continues to say “Let them eat cake” to anti-helicopter activists

November 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer To no one’s surprise, Mayor de Blasio is still not going to

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Déjà vu: El Vez is plagued by the same things that hurt others on the block

November 23, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Last week, I was getting some exercise and walking on Vesey Street when I spotted a large family coming from the 9/11 Memorial looking

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Exclusive: BatteryPark.TV confirms that Robert Serpico’s assistant filed a complaint with the federal government over sexual harassment

November 18, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV previously reported that the long-time CFO of the BPCA,

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Safe crossings at Greer Pedestrian Plaza

August 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD After two years of work by a community effort, with the cooperation of the City DOT, extensive street safety measures were designed for South End Avenue

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Blue Smoke adds another Cajun: The Pastalaya

October 9, 2014- The $23 Pastalaya (play on the word jambalaya, with pasta instead of rice) is tasty and a nice

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Review: Uncle Steve’s (Schirripa) spaghetti sauces are pretty good

September 18, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I received a mystery UPS package tonight, and

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The celebrity sunflowers of Downtown

August 25, 2014- Several community gardeners in Battery Park, at Albany Street and the West Side Highway, have grown extraordinary tall sunflowers this year.

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Actor Steve Schirripa discusses BPC and his line of spaghetti sauces

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The Tunnel to Towers no longer fits well within BPC

Update November 6, 2014- As a direct result of BatteryPark.TV action,

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