Category Archives: – Community Board 1

The masses are waking up and realizing that their buildings are rent stabilized

June 24, 2015- The WSJ reports today that people in FiDi are waking up and realizing that

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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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CB1 passes resolution banning tourist helicopters from Seaport

The StoptheChop people (a website we helped create) sent this out: Dear friends and members,

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Exclusive: CB1’s Anthony Notaro investigated by city’s Conflicts of Interest Board

Update June 2, 2015- The New York City Conflicts of Interest Board is now investigating

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How does a millionaire and convicted felon like Jeff Galloway enjoy rent-subsidized apartments in Gateway?

June 19, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Local convicted felon and former lawyer, Jeff Galloway, who lives in Gateway Plaza, earned approximately

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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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City EDC finally admits that it is secretly planning to destroy historic Seaport buildings

June 20, 2015- We previously reported how “no one is listening to Catherine McVay Hughes’ CB1 anymore”.

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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,

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After 18-months of stalled progress, Howard Hughes agrees to change Seaport tower design

June 20, 2015- Downtown express reports, “Howard Hughes is reducing the proposed size

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Exclusive: Former CB1 leader Peter Braus also removed from Downtown Alliance board

June 14, 2015- By Steven E. Greer With no other news coverage other than from BatteryPark.TV, the long-time Chairman of the

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Broadsheet spins the Jeff Galloway conviction

June 8, 2015- Opinion by Steven E. Greer The local advertising flier called Broadsheet (BS) has been criticized by BatteryPark.TV over

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Brookfield Property senior executive to run Downtown Alliance

June 14, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The secretive Alliance for Downtown announced that the new Chairman is Dennis Friedrich,

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North End Grill opens an outdoor bar

Update June 12, 2015- The outdoor bar seems to be ready. What do you think? Take our survey below.

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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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Helicopter noise gets even closer as choppers take off from North Cove Marina

Far left: The Boardwalk with helicopter on deck, parked closely to other boats and congested restaurants. June 12, 2015- By Steven E. Greer I was informed yesterday by someone at the WFC that the helicopter aboard the yacht Boardwalk

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Tribeca Grand Hotel to add large jazz club in basement

June 11, 2015- At the CB1 Tribeca meeting last night, it was announced that the Tribeca Grand

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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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CB1’s Jeff Galloway convicted of felony tax evasion

June 4, 2015-By Steven E. Greer The WSJ is reporting that long-time member of CB1, Jeff Galloway, a partner at

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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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The West Thames hog field

June 1, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The West Thames “grass field” is now mostly exposed dirt that turns into what resembles an

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