Category Archives: - Community Board 1

Did the CB1 break state law when it approved the Pier A liquor license?

August 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer On March 4th, the BPC subcommittee of the CB1 met and voted unanimously to approve the liquor license for the Pier A nightclub. By doing so, the CB1 enabled the

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Brookfield Place will keep bike path closed for another year

August 27, 2014- Did we cause this story?

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BPC CB1 agneda for September 2nd

9/2 Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM Location: Battery Park City Library, 175 North End Avenue 1) Safety of intersection of Liberty and West Streets – Discussion with NYS and NYC DOT* 2) Sidewalk café regulations – Presentation by Michael Levine, CB1 Planning … Continue reading

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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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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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Exclusive: Pier A does not yet have a liquor license

August 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has learned that Pier A still does not have

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This is the $4 Million Pier-A museum you paid for

Update August 15- The floor plans of the visitor are now available. It is nothing but a wall of pictures, as we predicted June 3rd before the SLA.

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Nadler sends letter to Mayor de Blasio to stop tourist helicopters

August 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Two years ago, when residents affected by the nonstop noise from the tourist helicopters appealed to BatteryPark.TV for help, we began to

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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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July Report: Friends of BPC

July 30, 2014, By Steven E. Greer The Friends of BPC was launched this month. It is still in the formation stage. We have conducted two conference calls to date. Members of the community are welcome to participate.

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Essay: Mr. Mayor, It is time to give the EDC’s Kyle Kimball the boot

June 21, 2014- Opinion by Steven E. Greer, MD Recently, during a City Hall meeting of 20 elected federal, state, and city officials concluded that there should be a complete ban on tourists helicopters causing noise disturbances over most of … Continue reading

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The Poulakakos team explains to the judge why they deserve to be open until 4:00 AM

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How Asphalt Green eventually opened

June 13, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD Finally, seven years after the Battery Park City Authority approved the creation of the Asphalt Green community center, it will open this weekend and be nearly 18-months behind schedule. Undoubtedly, on June … Continue reading

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Asphalt Green’s Carol Tweedy outrages CB1

May 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Asphalt Green’s long-time Executive Director, Carol Tweedy, finally, after a year of the BPC Asphalt Green being open, made an appearance before the community. She spoke to the monthly CB1 meeting held at … Continue reading

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Downtown Alliance to select new bus company

Update July 31, 2014- The BPCA board met today and the topic of whether to continue funding the Downtown Alliance for the free bus was discussed.

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The second meeting of “Friends of BPC” block association

July 18, 2014- The second meeting took place today. We plan to meet again on or before the CB1 meeting on July 29th.

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

July 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Catherine McVay Hughes and the other geniuses of the CB1 have helped make the newly vacated spot south of Ground Zero

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Summer camps fail to perform proper sex-offender checks

July 16, 2014- Local NBC reported that most summer camps in the area fail to do a proper sex-offender background check on the people they hire to watch over your kids at summer camp. U.S. Senator Schumer is proposing a … Continue reading

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Scammers at the Farmers’ Market?

Update: June 30, 2011 A more genuine farmer’s market already The farmer’s market at the WFC seems more authentic already, since our first story. Gone are the corn and watermelon in June that were

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Will there be a German beer festival next to the Jewish Holocaust Museum?

June 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD With the real possibility that the SLA will allow the Poulakakos team to have the rights to serve beer on the large 5,000 square-foot, BPCA-funded, plaza, under construction now, what will this … Continue reading

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