Category Archives: Child care

Ducklings soon will fly

Update July 24, 2014- The three are now close to flying.

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Tour of the new Stuyvesant Community Center

June 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The new and improved Stuyvesant Community Center (SCC) opened its doors to the community today. For selfish reasons, I should not post this article, to keep a good thing to ourselves, but … Continue reading

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Sheldon Silver wants to help destroy Stuyvesant High School’s elite status

July 21, 2014- A bill in Albany supported by Sheldon Silver would eliminate the competitive merit exams required for admission to Stuyvesant High School in BPC.

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Tour bus collides with car at dangerous West Thames and Battery Place intersection

July 18, 2014 (2:00 PM)- By Steven E. Greer, MD Today, at the infamous intersection of West Thames and Battery Place, where the DOT is in the process of installing safety measures,

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BatteryPark.TV gets results, water turned on at Kowsky Plaza

July 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer As a direct result of BatteryPark.TV reporting, the BPCA has jerry-rigged a series of hoses to supply water to the dog run and kids playground at Kowsky Plaza.

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Summer camps fail to perform proper sex-offender checks

July 16, 2014- Local NBC reported that most summer camps in the area fail to do a proper sex-offender background check on the people they hire to watch over your kids at summer camp. U.S. Senator Schumer is proposing a … Continue reading

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Asphalt Green struggles

May 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We are hearing that the community programs offered by Asphalt Green,

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A real Jeni’s Ice Cream opens in Manhattan

July 7, 2014- Zagat visited the new bricks and mortar Jeni’s Ice Cream in Midtown, at Gotham West Market. You can also buy pints at Battery Place Market.

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Letters: Pitbull owners terrorize Gateway Plaza

July 7, 2014- BatteryPark.TV has received several letters regarding pitbulls and their owners who live in Gateway Plaza. They are unsolicited, not based on any recent story, which indicates something is going on.

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PEP refuse to enforce West Thames grass field rules, leading to destruction of grass

June 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The BPCA is still refusing to acknowledge that the strip of land along the West Side Highway is now BPCA responsibility, per

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Why is Pier 25 “Cash Only”?

June 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I had to go to Pier 25 to meet some people on a boat, and I noticed something. Bob Townley’s Manhattan Youth was getting

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More crime on West Thames Park as PEP refuse to patrol

June 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Coming just one day after our story on the PEP refusing to patrol the West Thames Park (and all of the land along the West Side Highway), a local blog has reported … Continue reading

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Millennials, a fading nation, and who’s to blame

March 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Pew research people have a book out, “The Next America: Boomers, Millennials”,  and it has me thinking. I never really thought about it, but labeling the demise of a society as … Continue reading

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No more drugs in Rector and West Thames parks

Update June 25, 2014- As we warned at the end of this story, the police and PEP will need to constantly patrol these parks, or else the problem will return.

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Tip of the Week: Special computer screen RX glasses

March 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD We recently posted a tip about how to order special prescription glasses to help people with presbyopia see their computer screens. This author just received his own glasses, and they are fantastic. … Continue reading

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Moms love El Vez

June 8, 2014- A mommy blogger posted a favorable review of El Vez as “family friendly”. She wrote, “Enter El Vez, a family friendly restaurant in Battery Park City on Vesey Street. It’s in a perfect location,

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Once again, I was nearly road kill

April 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Once again, I was nearly turned into road kill today. Sadly for my enemies, I survived. I was walking northward on South End Avenue, east side of the street, crossing Rector Place.

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Albany sends bill to governor addressing school overcrowding

June 19, 2014- The New York Assembly and Senate issued this press release, “both houses have passed legislation to

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City DOT to install speed bumps by PS 276

June 17, 2014- DNAinfo reports that the City DOT will install speed bumps to slow traffic by PS 276. Recall, Sheldon Silver took credit for having a mere

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The path to the American Dream goes through Stuyvesant High School

May 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Let’s face it. We live in an oligarchy where the rich live by separate rules. For the most part, that is. America still allows for upward class mobility like no other country.

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