Category Archives: – Community Board 1

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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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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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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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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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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CB1’s Paul Hovitz literally blows a kiss to indicted Sheldon Silver

April 20, 2015- A local advertising flier in Tribeca posted a YouTube of the recent School Overcrowding

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Goldman Sachs allows the hot dog cart scourge to spread

Update April 19, 2015- Now, the big green fruit vendor cart has arrived.

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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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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,

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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 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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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