Category Archives: – Community Board 1

EDC backs away from secret plans to demolish entire seaport buildings

May 24, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Perhaps due to the loss of Mayor Bloomberg’s appointed head to run the EDC, real-estate-friendly

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Exclusive: CB1’s Anthony Notaro has been receiving state-funded jobs for a company that he runs out of his apartment

 May 14, 2015- By Steven E. Greer For several years, Anthony Notaro has served as the Chairman of the Battery Park City (BPC) subcommittee

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CB1’s Catherine McVay Hughes refuses to explain why she moved the meetings to far away Chambers Street

April 7, 2015- By Steven E. Greer For nearly a decade, the BPC subcommittee of the CB1 has held the monthly meetings inside

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CB1’s Catherine McVay Hughes gets her name in the press again

May 19, 2015- Opinion by Steven E. Greer The NYT today is “reporting” on the new Liberty Park going up south of Ground Zero, which

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Nobody is listening to Catherine McVay Hughes’ CB1 anymore

April 9, 2015- Opinion by By Steven E. Greer Several years ago, the Tribeca subcommittee of CB1 protested over the design of a Pier 26 restaurant being

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CB1 passes a resolution demanding the BPCA finally recognize Pataki Highway as property it owns

April 7, 2015- By Steven E. Greer As we have previously reported, the passage into law of State Bill A8031 in June of 2013 took

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CB1’s Anthony Notaro mocks FBI investigations into Sheldon Silver

 January 7, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The largest newspapers reported last week that New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is

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Brookfield wants to bring booze-cruise party boats to the marina

May 6, 2015- By Steven E. Greer At the CB1 meeting last night, Brookfield Properties, the new operator of the North Cove Marina,

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Sailing/Yachting, Wall Street | 5 Comments

Chinese real estate firm chases families off Chase Plaza

May 12, 2015- Downtown Express reports, “Financial District families were alarmed when they and their children

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Should CB1 members be fined by the city’s Conflict of Interest Board?

Update April 23, 2015- Pete Braus replied and told us that he has left the CB1.

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Brookfield and BPCA bring in a politically correct company to run sailing school

May 5, 2015- By Steven E. Greer As BatteryPark.TV previously reported, the new operators of the North Cove Marina, which

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RFP for marina prohibits water taxis and gambling boats, but not booze cruises

May 7, 2015- By Steven E. Greer At the May 5th CB1 meeting, the Brookfield and IGY Marinas team gave an update on the marina

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Julie Menin says “Close Indian Point”

Update May 11, 2015- Indian Point suffered a small explosion in a transformer and oil leaked into the Hudson River this weekend.

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Why is the BPCA still employing Robin Forst at $130,000?

May 6, 2015- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported how Sheldon Silver’s appointment to the BPCA, Robin Forst,

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West Thames Bridge is already over budget and construction has not yet begun

Update April 20, 2015- This is already over budget and it construction has not started.

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Op-Ed: Most members of Manhattan Community Board 1 need to be replaced

January 28, 2015- By Steven E. Greer After the arrest by the DOJ of State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the true extent of his invasive tentacles

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Owners of the old American Flatbread have turned the roof into a nightclub

April 23, 2015- The owner of the building where the now-defunct American Flatbread was on Canal has apparently

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Was the BPCA community liaison Robin Forst demoted?

April 8, 2015- By Steven E. Greer At the CB1 meeting tonight, The BPCA’s spokesperson and community liaison Robin Forst,

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CB1’s friendship with the water taxi companies is now official

April 23, 2015- BP.TV reported in January that the CB1 Chairwoman Catherine McVay Hughes

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Why are federal cops from Washington illegally parking all over BPC?

April 19, 2015- Last year, the Tribeca subcommittee of CB1 was the venue where large angry

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