Category Archives: - Community Board 1

Shinola wannabe to open on White Street

Update November 21, 2014- Sadly, rumors of the strip club were false

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Population Downtown almost doubles in ten years

November 6, 2014- The CB1 issued a demographics report showing that the Cb1 district increased in population by 77%.

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Exclusive: The Poulakakos plan for the Pier-A visitor center is being investigated by NY State Parks

November 5, 2014 To: Rose Harvey, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA | 3 Comments

Confirmed: Friends of Governor Cuomo want to run North Cove Marina

Update November 4, 2014- In Cuomo’s acceptance speech tonight, he thanked Andrew Farkas personally. Mr. Farkas is the man vying for

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Sailing/Yachting, Sports and fitness, Wall Street | 1 Comment

Peter Poulakakos cannot give an opening date for Pier-A

Update November 3, 2014- Peter Poulakakos presented before the CB1 tonight to discuss how the visitor center will be constructed and

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CB1’s Anthony Notaro refuses to explain why he voted for Pier-A’s outrageous liquor license

October 16, 2014- With Pier-A stalled again, people are asking questions.

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The $4-Million state-funded “Visitor center” inside Pier-A has been perverted into a for-profit coffee shop with three iPads

Update November 3, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The controversial Visitor center” that has been downsized and downside so many times that it had last been shown on drawings to be nothing but

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Local electeds come up emptyhanded with ferry boat horn noise solution

September 3, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The elected officials representing Downtown were made aware of the ferry boat horn noise issue directly as a result of the extensive BatteryPark.TV reporting,

Posted in - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, Battery Park City and BPCA, New York Waterway ferry boat pollution, Seaport | 2 Comments

CB1’s Anthony Notaro seems ambivalent about misappropriation of $4-Million in state funds

November 3, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The CB1 met tonight to hear an update on the Pier-A “Visitor Center” which was funded by the state.

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Anthony Notaro refuses to pass resolution in support of Mike Fortenbaugh’s North Cove Marina

October 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The CB1 met tonight and allowed the Commodore of the North Cove Marina, Mike Fortenbaugh, to give a presentation in support of his RFP

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Despite promises otherwise, party boats plan to dock at Pier-A

Update November 3, 2014- No on from this

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Poulakakos to give update on Pier-A visitor center, but not the restaurant

October 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The agenda for Monday’s CB1 meeting is posted,

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West Thames “Sheldon Silver” Bridge going nowhere fast

October 23, 2014- By Steven E. Greer With a new City Comptroller watching over BPCA and City funds,

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CB1 displays pure hypocrisy hassling the Institute of Culinary Education

October 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer In March of this year, the CB1 did a “180” and backed off of their many years of opposition

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Exclusive: Your building is likely rent stabilized and you had no idea

June 18, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Tom Goodkind, Community Board 1 member and resident of Gateway plaza, has been a long-time activist for affordable housing.

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BPCA responds to BP.TV, addresses infrastructure repairs budgeted but not happening

July 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer As a direct result of the BatteryPark.TV investigative report that showed most of the budgeted infrastructure repair projects for 2014 have not yet begun, the BPCA went over a list of programs at … Continue reading

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BP.TV asks Chairman of NYSLA how they handle rogue community boards

May 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV attended the Manhattan Community Board joint meeting that featured as panelists the top officers of the New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA).

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Exclusive: Brookfield likely to take over North Cove Marina

October 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has learned from sources close to the BPCA that

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Tribeca’s New York Dolls settles lawsuit for $4.3 Million

October 7, 2014- Tribeca’s strip club, New York Dolls, that somehow gets its liquor license approved by the CB1’s peter Braus without controversy or debate no debate,

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Milford Management sneaks in Verizon cell tower atop Cove Club

September 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Using the same sneaky tactics employed by the condo board at 300 Albany, Milford Management is currently installing a

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