Category Archives: Charities Philanthropy

Egregious betrayal of the community by Blue Smoke and El Vez

Tweet Update October 6, 2015- The CB1 discussed our story from last week. Tweet

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Tunnel to Towers 2015 much more sober and respectful

Tweet September 27, 2015- by Steven E. Greer Tweet

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The Seaport homeless camp

Tweet September 7, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD The homeless camps are out of control. Tweet

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Brookfield Property senior executive to run Downtown Alliance

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

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Another pointless running race disturbs the peace in BPC

Tweet Update April 10, 2015- This event was discussed at the CB1 meeting this week. Apparently, Tweet

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At NYC green markets, the cash is greener than the vegetables

Tweet Update September 3- The area north of the W Hotel was opened by a ribbon cutting ceremony led by Jessica Lappin, Catherine McVay Hughes, and Margaret Chin. The green market will be a part of the new area that … Continue reading

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The River to River festival: What is it and who is getting rich?

Tweet June 10, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The River to River Festival kicks off June 19th and lasts through the 29th. Some promotional fliers mailed out were nondescript. It was not clear what the event will be about, who … Continue reading

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‘Plaza for a Day’ in Tribeca: kids classes and open space to play

Tweet To the Editor of Battery Park TV: We are a non profit organization in Tribeca. Tweet

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A hint of things to come soon: Fancy gala parties at Brookfield Place

Tweet February 25, 2014- As a hint of things to come soon when Brookfield Place opens their new shops, there was a fancy black tie ice skating party tonight. The event was hosted by the man who owns a spirits … Continue reading

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It just became more difficult to use a non-profit for personal gain in New York

Tweet January 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer There are certain templates for corruption commonly used by schmucks in New York. As previously reported, one of them is to form a “community center”. The awarding of   construction and other operational … Continue reading

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The Great Thanksgiving Banquet by NYC Rescue Mission

Tweet James VarnHagen of the New York City Rescue Mission discusses their annual Great Thanksgiving banquet they host in their Tribeca homeless shelter. Prominent figures such as Police Chief Kelly turn out to help serve the needy. With the bad … Continue reading

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CB1 helps Bob Townley angle for BPCA bucks

Tweet September 30, 2013- Opinion by Steven E. Greer The Community Board 1 (CB1) sent out a blast email of a free advertisement for Bob Townley’s Tribeca community center, Manhattan Youth. It featured a large graphic of a senior citizen … Continue reading

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Why is Tribeca’s Bob Townley organizing the BPC block party?

Tweet September 3, 2013- (Originally posted 9/2/2013, updated 9/3/2013) By Steven E. Greer In the current online edition of the local advertising flier, The Broadsheet, a section discusses the upcoming BPC block party. The last sentence states, “Manhattan Youth is … Continue reading

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Trash on South End an eyesore and rat problem

Tweet April 15, 2013- Anyone walking about tonight saw a stunning site. An organized group of “Freegans” were sifting through the trash of Gristedes and Hudson Produce looking for food to eat. Tweet

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What is known about the finances for Manhattan Youth?

Tweet December 30, 2012, By Steven E. Greer, MD Bob Townley, the Executive Director of the Manhattan Youth community center on Warren Street, has been soliciting donations from the community in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. His emails state that … Continue reading

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BPTV discusses Goldman Sachs on Fox Business

Tweet Unemployment and job creation via small business assistance is now the Obama administration’s top priority in the public arena and has been a concern for more than a year. Realizing this last November, the CEO of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd … Continue reading

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The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Tweet June 8, 2012 By Mary Engels On Saturday, June 2nd, Clive Owen, Nacho Figueras, and Vanessa Kay hosted this year’s Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on Liberty State Park, which christened the event’s first year in their new location. Now … Continue reading

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Ed Koch discusses homeless and politics

Tweet In the second part of our interview with Ed Koch, he discussed the growing homeless problem in Battery Park and how it is similar to New York City in the late 70’s when he was Mayor and the City … Continue reading

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The Christmas Tree Lighting in Battery Park City of 2011

Tweet December 8, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD (In full screen 1080iHD) Toy donations can be made by contacting Stockings with Care or caroline@stockingswithcare.org   Tweet

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No doubt about it. That’s a farmer’s market.

Tweet August 4, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD In what could be the freshest vegetables and fruits in all of Manhattan, and the most verifiably organic farmer’s market in the city, the Urban Farm of the Battery Conservancy is now … Continue reading

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