Category Archives: - Community Board 1

CB1’s Anthony Notaro tries again to draft year-end “accomplishments” and fails

January 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD When I started writing “Accomplishments of BatteryPark.TV” several years ago, which embarrassed the CB1,

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The Pier 26 restaurant is just sad

Update January 15, 2015- For almost two years, an outer shell of what will become a restaurant on Pier 26 has sat as an ugly, sad, stalled construction project.

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

Update November 4, 2014- In Cuomo’s acceptance speech tonight, he thanked Andrew Farkas personally. Mr. Farkas is the man vying for

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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%.

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Marina Rally 2 draws hundreds of supporters again

January 8, 2015- The second rally to support Mike Fortenbaugh’s continued operation of The North Cove Marina, held in the public library,

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Exclusive: BPCA security backs off, ends illegal lockout of marina

January 5, 2015- By Steven E. Greer As a direct result of BatteryPark.TV informing the FJC Security company of the ongoing marina contract dispute, and

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BPCA issues statement on North Cove Marina

January 7, 2015- The BPCA’s highly-paid community liaison Robin Forst (who earns at least $120,000

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CB1 discusses the marina lockout and what to do about the BPCA

January 7, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD On December 31st, 2014, the 10-year lease held by Mike Fortenbaugh to run the North Cove Marina expired.

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BPCA hires security to lockout Commodore Fortenbaugh from marina

Update January 3, 2014- We spoke with a supervisor of FJC Security. They are the company contracted with the BPCA to handle security around Pier-A, not the marina.

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Do you support plans for an outdoor bar on North End Avenue?

January 2, 2014- At the CB1 meeting this week, North End Grill will ask for approval to build a dedicated service bar to handle

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All local electeds now send letter to BPCA supporting the cancellation of marina RFP

December 29, 2014 Chair Dennis Mehiel Battery Park City Authority 200 Liberty St New York, NY 10281 Dear Chair Mehiel, We write regarding the recent resolution of Manhattan Community Board #1 (CB1) regarding the Battery Park

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Manhattan Borough President sends letter of support for Mike Fortenbaugh to BPCA

December 23, 2014- Gale A. Brewer, Office of the President, Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York   Dennis Mehiel Chairman & CEO, Battery Park City Authority, New York, NY 10281 Dear Chairman Mehiel: I write regarding the upcoming

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CB1 feels the heat, backpedals on Swiss Neutrality stance toward marina RFP, passes new resolution

December 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD In the wake of the huge turnout for the SaveNorthCove rally and subsequent New York Times article, and BatteryPark.TV

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Exclusive: Three marketing women form “Seaport Friends” to help Howard Hughes plans

December 8, 2014 (updated at 3:00 PM)- By Steven E. Greer Last week, a group of three “moms” representing the “Seaport Friends” hosted a town hall to support the Howard Hughes corporation plans to develop the Seaport.

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Pier-A visitor center still stalled

December 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The Poulakakos team was supposed to give an

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CB1’s Anthony Notaro is a no-show for the marina rally

December 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Anthony Notary, the same deadbeat who refused to pass a CB1 resolution in support of Mike Fortenbaugh to

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CB1’s Jeff Galloway a no-show for the marina rally

Update December 19, 2014- Bob Townley is now all of a sudden the biggest supporter of the marina.

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Anthony Notaro refuses to pass resolution in support of Mike Fortenbaugh’s North Cove Marina

October 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The CB1 met tonight and allowed the Commodore of the North Cove Marina, Mike Fortenbaugh, to give a presentation in support of his RFP

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Bill Ackman’s Howard Hughes corp dealt major blow on Seaport plans

December 12, 2014- Hedge fund titan Bill Ackman, Chairman of Howard Hughes corporation, was dealt a major set back by the CB1 on Wednesday when the Landmarks Committee of Community Board 1 (CB1)

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