Category Archives: - Community Board 1

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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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

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

October 10, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV exclusively reported that Brookfield Properties was one of the RFP applicants vying for control of North Cove Marina. DNAinfo is now

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

Local blogger is befuddled as to why Pier-A is not yet opened

October 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer At the BPCA board meeting last month, and the CB1 meeting this month,

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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.

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Real estate, - State Government, -- Neighborhoods | 10 Comments

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

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Community Board 1, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Sailing/Yachting, Seaport | 1 Comment

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

Posted in - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes | 2 Comments

The Pier 26 boat house is introduced to the community

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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

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

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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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

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - NYPD First Precinct, - State Government, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Gripes | 1 Comment

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.

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Federal government, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Op-Ed, Outdoor events, Parks, Reviews, Seaport, Travel | 4 Comments

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

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes | 3 Comments

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

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Financial District, Gripes, Schools, TriBeCa | Leave a comment

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

Posted in - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, Battery Park City and BPCA | 4 Comments