Category Archives: - Community Board 1

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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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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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,

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Citizen places entire community board under arrest for violating state open meeting law

June 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has extensively written about the rampant violation of New York Open Meeting Law by the BPCA board and Community Board 1. Whenever

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CB1 conspires to dodge a crucial vote

April 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer On April 1st, the BPC subcommittee of the Community Board 1 met to discuss a crucial issue in the community, which is the ongoing evictions of families form 22 River Terrace as the … Continue reading

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Review: Governor’s Island is a miserable experience from start to finish

May 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I spent a few hours touring the new Governor’s Island. It was a miserable, exhausting, and boring experience.

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The Pier A beer garden is part of a bigger city plan to turn waterfront properties into concert venues

July 15, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The controversial Pier A beer garden, that succeeded in winning the broadest and most powerful of liquor licenses and will become

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Exclusive: Huge impediment to bike and pedestrian flow possibly removed

July 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer During the July 1st CB1 meeting, pedestrian congestion caused by the increase in tourists was brought up. The discussion then turned to speeding bikes that have to share the esplanade with walkers thanks … Continue reading

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Despite “New law”, Speaker Silver still fails to bring in new schools to Downtown

August 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Governor Cuomo, both up for re-election in one month, have rushed through a new bill

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Jeff Galloway wants to invite 9/11 Memorial crowd to use BPC taxi stand

September 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer At the September 2nd CB1 meeting, the topic of the dangerous Liberty Street/West Street crossing came up. One aspect of that is the lack of a

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Please do not come back, Dîner en Blanc

August 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I was in Midtown eating last night and saw a Citi Bike rack. On an impulse, I hopped on and rode home. The weather was great.

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Tribeca to get a strip club?

September 9, 2014- Rumors are flying that a new strip club will go in at 1 White Street in Tribeca. Please email us if you know anything.

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CB1 breaks the law again?

September 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer During the BPC subcommittee of the CB1 tonight, Chairman Anthony Notaro scolded the group for releasing a CB1 document to a blogger.

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How to solve the death trap at Liberty and West Side Highway

September 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported how BPCA board member Martha Gallo essentially staged a press conference during the last meeting

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Broadsheet fails to disclose conflicts on interest

September 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer On September 2nd, the CB1 met and several important topics were discussed, which BatteryPark.TV promptly reported.

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One distracted driver could kill 50 kids at PS 276

September 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has been the only source to report on

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The resilient Ruth of CB1

September 3, 2014- By Steven Greer Ruth Ohman, long-time member of the CB1, was not reappointed this June when the new crop of members was announced.

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At NYC green markets, the cash is greener than the vegetables

Update September 3- The area north of the W Hotel was opened by a ribbon cutting ceremony led by Jessica Lappin, Catherine McVay Hughes, and Margaret Chin. The green market will be a part of the new area that will … Continue reading

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BPC CB1 agenda for September 2nd

9/2 Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM Location: Battery Park City Library, 175 North End Avenue

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CB1’s Fratta outraged over Pier A

September 24, 2013- At the CB1 joint session tonight, Treasurer John Fratta expressed outrage over Pier A being given away to a private company (the Poulakakos Group) after tax payer money (more than $35 Million and counting) was used to … Continue reading

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