Category Archives: - Community Board 1

Review: Le District takes the Poulakakos bar model to a new level

March 27, 2015- With the opening of most of the Brookfield Place retail shops yesterday, the 33,000-sq-ft

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Bar, Lounge, Bar, Sports, Battery Park City and BPCA, French | 5 Comments

CB1 members “resign” in droves.

March 24, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The rats are fleeing the sinking ship. Five long-time CB1 members resigned tonight at the monthly meeting. They were George

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - State Government | 1 Comment

Why is Shelly Silver’s crew of elected officials so protective of Downtown Little League?

March 4, 2015- By Steven E. Greer As a direct result of BatteryPark.TV reporting, all of the local elected officials wrote a letter of concern

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Politics, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Crime, Lawyers, TriBeCa | 2 Comments

Laughing Man coffee in Tribeca gets street seating approved

March 24, 2015- At the CB1 meeting tonight, the Duane Park street seating plan proposed by

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, Coffee, TriBeCa | Leave a comment

CB1 members still supporting Sheldon Silver despite his indictment for multiple felonies

March 24, 2015- This is why the CB1 needs to be cleaned out.¬† DNAinfo reports, “While he fights a

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Federal class action lawsuit against Poulakakos for violating minimum wage laws

May 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV was tipped off last year by former employees of Harry’s Steakhouse that the Poulakakos family

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes, Lawyers, Restaurants | 6 Comments

The Pier 26 restaurant is just sad

(3,700 people have read this as of March 12, 2015) Update March 11, 2015- A dog walker with a blog is claiming that the Pier 26 restaurant will not

Posted in - Community Board 1, Hudson River Park Trust | Leave a comment

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

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Helicopter noise, Hudson River Park Trust, Music Bands, Op-Ed, Outdoor events, Parks, Performing arts, Restaurants, Schools, Seafood, Seaport, SoHo | 2 Comments

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

(3,000 people have read this as of February 17, 2015. We inform.) 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.

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Real estate, - State Government, -- Neighborhoods | 12 Comments

NYPD cars now parking right in front of the Conrad Hotel loading zone

March 14, 2015- Some people at the Conrad Hotel were asking our help with this police car problem.

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - NYPD First Precinct, Battery Park City and BPCA | Leave a comment

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

Posted in - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - NYPD First Precinct, - State Government, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA | Leave a comment

The BPCA needs to force LeFrak to upgrade Gateway’s windows and facade

February 21, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Here we are again. After three years of reporting on the freezing conditions inside Gateway Plaza

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Politics, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes | Leave a comment

Topic of illegal police car parking on North End and River terrace discussed

March 4, 2015- The NYPD’s decision to long-term park unmarked cars all over northern BPC

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - City government, - Community Board 1, - NYPD First Precinct, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Livery town car drivers | Leave a comment

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

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Politics, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Lawyers, Op-Ed | 1 Comment

Exclusive: Resignation(s) coming from CB1 member(s)

February 23, 2015- By Steven E. Greer With the disgraced Sheldon Silver having been so instrumental in almost all levels of local politics, including

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Politics, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime | 1 Comment

CB1’s Catherine McVay Hughes moves monthly meeting location

February 4, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Last night at the CB1 BPC meeting,

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, Battery Park City and BPCA, Lawyers | Leave a comment

Lower East Side group that fights CB3 is featured in the news

February 25, 2015- These guys remind us of BatteryPark.TV in many way. The Post reports on

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Real estate, - State Government, -- In the News, Lower East Side | 1 Comment

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%.

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Real estate, -- Neighborhoods | Leave a comment

Exclusive: The FBI investigates Bob Townley and the finances of Manhattan Youth

February 9, 2015- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has learned that the FBI is investigating the finances of Manhattan Youth Community Center,

Posted in - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Politics, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Hotels, Lawyers, TriBeCa | 4 Comments

The Broadsheet finally reports on the Sheldon Silver scandal, making no mention of arrest, only praising him

February 3, 2015- Op-Ed by Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has long criticized the extreme bias of the local advertising flier called the Broadsheet (BS),

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Politics, - State Government, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA, Featured Residents, Op-Ed | 1 Comment