Category Archives: Crime

Tear down the Rector Street bridge

April 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer When something unsightly sticks around for so long, people tend to tune it out and just accept it. Like an abandoned rubber tire plant in Akron or trash barges in the Fresh Kills, … Continue reading

Posted in - City government, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Financial District, Gripes, Op-Ed, World Trade Center | 5 Comments

Astorino, “US Attorney should tell voters before Election Day whether Gov. Cuomo committed a crime”

September 13, 2014- The Post reports, “US Attorney Preet Bharara should tell voters before Election Day whether Gov. Cuomo or his aides committed a crime

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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.

Posted in - NYPD First Precinct, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Crime, Dangerous West Thames and South End Ave crossings | Leave a comment

Exclusive: The NBA draws creeps to BPC

July 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Conrad Hotel is the preferred site now for the visiting NBA teams. They practice in the Asphalt Green gymnasium. Also, the hotel is far enough away from Midtwon to keep the … Continue reading

Posted in Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Events and Activities, Gripes, Hotels, Nightlife, Sports and fitness | 1 Comment

Citizen places entire community board under arrest for violating state open meeting law

June 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has extensively written about the rampant violation of New York Open Meeting Law by the BPCA board and Community Board 1. Whenever

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - NYPD First Precinct, - State Government, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Gripes | 1 Comment

Video of bicyclist getting “doored” by taxi passenger

September 13, 2014- Watch the entire clip. You will see a

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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

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Helicopter noise, Hudson River Park Trust, Music Bands, Op-Ed, Outdoor events, Parks, Performing arts, Restaurants, Schools, Seafood, Seaport, SoHo | 2 Comments

News reports confirm Citi Bike scam we first reported

September 12, 2014- The Post confirms what BatteryPark.TV previously reported,

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Should the Downtown Connection bus service we pay for be only for BPC residents?

September 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I rode the Downtown Connection “free” bus service yesterday, and experience some really concerning things. When I boarded the bus on Water Street,

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - NYPD First Precinct, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Crime, Gripes | 3 Comments

NYPD does nice job preventing motorcycle menaces during 9/11

September 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Over the last several years, misguided motorcyclists have somehow associated loud mile-long caravans of Harley’s and Japanese bikes

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Caution: Citi Bike company routinely charging credit cards for bogus reasons

Update September 9, 2014- Comedian Seth Rogan took to Twitter to show his outrage over Citi Bike messing with his account.

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, BIkes, Crime, Gripes, Op-Ed | 2 Comments

One distracted driver could kill 50 kids at PS 276

September 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has been the only source to report on

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Crime, Dangerous West Thames and South End Ave crossings, Lawyers, Schools, Volunteering | Leave a comment

PEP snooze, people robbed on Pier 25

August 27, 2014- A few people playing sports on Pier 25 were robbed of the usual (iPhones, etc). The lack of proper patrolling by park officers is a chronic problem.

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California set to ban drones that violate privacy laws

August 23, 2014- California has a state bill that would ban the use of drones capturing photos of celebrities and others, in ways that violate current privacy laws.

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Awesome dude volunteers to clear weeds in BPC

August 17, 2014- by Steven E. Greer, MD It was my pleasure to interview the mystery man who has been cleaning the weeds along the highway in Battery Park City. Tessa Huxley’s

Posted in Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Featured Residents, Gardening, Volunteering | 1 Comment

Men stabbed at the Seaport

August 20, 2014- DNAinfo reports, “— Three men were stabbed during a late-

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NYPD to start ticketing bicyclists

August 14, 2013- The NYPD will be cracking down on bicyclists breaking the laws of the street. This sounds good, but there

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Tip of the Week: How to dodge jury duty (legally)

August 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer There are ways to postpone jury duty in New York that are not well appreciated.

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Another yacht break-in at North Cove Marina

July 30, 2014- Just one day after BatteryPark.TV reported on the absence of the PEP security

Posted in - NYPD First Precinct, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime | 1 Comment

Mayor de Blasio distances himself from police scandals, blows off Night Out

August 6, 2014- If you were wondering why the Mayor was nowhere to be seen last night that the NYPD Night Out event,

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