Category Archives: - Community Board 1

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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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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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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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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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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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, and Brookfield Properties, major stockholder of Howard Hughes, were dealt a major set back

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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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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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Two years later, and no progress on Gateway Plaza freezing conditions

Update December 5, 2014- Nothing has changed from the status described below. A few of the promised new heating units

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BPCA is a no-show to CB1 meeting just days ahead of announcement on the North Cove Marina contract

December 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The BPCA’s esteemed “community affairs” person, Robin Forst, hired to replace the ousted Dynamic Duo of Anne Fenton

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Shinola wannabe to open on White Street

Update November 21, 2014- Sadly, rumors of the strip club were false

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Exclusive: The Poulakakos plan for the Pier-A visitor center is being investigated by NY State Parks

November 5, 2014 To: Rose Harvey, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation

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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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Peter Poulakakos cannot give an opening date for Pier-A

Update November 3, 2014- Peter Poulakakos presented before the CB1 tonight to discuss how the visitor center will be constructed and

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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,

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CB1’s Anthony Notaro seems ambivalent about misappropriation of $4-Million in state funds

November 3, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The CB1 met tonight to hear an update on the Pier-A “Visitor Center” which was funded by the state.

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Despite promises otherwise, party boats plan to dock at Pier-A

Update November 3, 2014- No on from this

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Poulakakos to give update on Pier-A visitor center, but not the restaurant

October 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The agenda for Monday’s CB1 meeting is posted,

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West Thames “Sheldon Silver” Bridge going nowhere fast

October 23, 2014- By Steven E. Greer With a new City Comptroller watching over BPCA and City funds,

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