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

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Mayor de Blasio starts Office to Combat Domestic Violence

March 27, 2014- Mayor de Blasio’s administration has a special office to combat domestic violence. Kirsten DeFur, MPH, discussion the functions of the office at the monthly First Precinct meeting.  

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Teens dealing narcotics on Rector pedestrian bridge

April 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer This afternoon, a local couple (man, woman) who live on Rector Place approached NYPD officers dealing with a traffic matter to inform them of crime they had observed. According to the woman, she … Continue reading

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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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Not a single PEP south of Pier 40

April 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer In walked to the Meatpacking District today using the esplanade in the Hudson River Park. In the north and southbound trip, there was not a single PEP officer seen south of Pier 40.

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Crooked politicians not off the hook. DOJ still pursuing.

April 11. 2014- Any New York State politicians who were doing a victory lap when Governor Cuomo shut down his own anti-corruption panel, to get a budget passed, will be sweating like a whore in church today. The DOJ’s Preet … Continue reading

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CBS national news uses our story on WTC security

March 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer When the story broke yesterday about a 16-year-old kid breaching One World Trade Center security, I called every editor and journalist I knew to remind them that the Goldman Sachs parachutists last year … Continue reading

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Should Gateway Plaza be condemned?

February 16, 2014- Opinion By Steven E. Greer BP.TV receives many letters to the editor, most of them being gripes about quality of life issues. The vast majority of the complaints come from Gateway Plaza residents upset about conditions in … Continue reading

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Cuomo kills his own ethics commission

March 31, 2014- The NYT reports that Governor Cuomo quietly announced on a Saturday conference call that he put an end to his Moreland Commission to investigate state corruption. In order to get his budget passed, he leveraged the threats … Continue reading

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Smoking gun photos of Gov. Christie with Bridge-Gate staffers as it was happening

March 29, 2014- NBC News reports that Governor Christie was actually meeting in person with all of the key staffers involved in the scandal during a tour of the 9/11 Memorial, and showed the photographs. However,

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FBI, Federal Prosecutors Use Aggressive Tactics to Clean Up State, Local Politics

March 28, 2014- The WSJ reports, “A string of federal corruption cases involving officials in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco and other cities shows the fruits of an increased use of aggressive tactics by the Justice Department to root out state … Continue reading

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POV video of the WTC base jump

Told you so. WTC parachutists finally charged. WTC parachutists had inside help from steel worker  

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Port Authority Chairman pushed out

March 28, 2014- The news reports, “Port Authority Chairman David Samson resigned after a report commissioned by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to probe lane closings at the George Washington Bridge recommended changes at the agency….Pat Foye, the authority’s executive … Continue reading

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Told you so. WTC parachutists finally charged.

March 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV was the first to report that the September 2013 mystery parachutists who landed at the foot of Goldman Sachs had started their jump from the top of the One World Trade … Continue reading

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WTC parachutists had inside help from steel worker

March 24, 2014- The Post reports, “One of the three daredevils facing charges for parachuting from the World Trade Center last year is an ironworker who helped build the skyscraper — and may also have smuggled in the gear for … Continue reading

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Sheldon Silver schemed with alleged crooks to block affordable housing

March 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Sheldon Silver seems to have no allies these days. The conservative NY Post has long been exposing his scandals. Now, even the liberal NY Times has a lengthy Sunday Edition article on one … Continue reading

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PEP allow serious crime in parks to skyrocket

March 12, 2014- The WSJ reports, “Major felony crimes in 31 of the city’s biggest parks increased nearly 18% in 2013 compared with the previous year, pushing the yearly total to the highest level since officials began collecting data for … Continue reading

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BPCA’s new community liaison Robin Forst carries on the Anne Fenton ways

) March 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer In the eBroadsheet today (BS) today, Matt Fenton writes about the large renter population that makes BPC unique from Tribeca, where most people own their apartments. He makes no mention of the … Continue reading

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Crime and Weather

March 6, 2014- Well, the cold could not keep thugs inside forever, the random acts of violence have started again. In Greenwich Village, a gay man was assaulted. On Bowery Street, a punk perpetrated a “knockout game” attack on a … Continue reading

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Using shell company 501c non-profits is common form of corruption

March 6, 2014- The recent conviction of a New York State Assemblyman, William Boyland, details how elected officials and others in the power grid on New York love to form noble sounding non-profits as tax-exempt 501c’s then funnel money from … Continue reading

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Man arrested for jogging after dark in Prospect Park

March 1, 2014- A local blog posted the first person account of a man arrested, held overnight, for jogging after dark in prospect Park. “I was arrested on Tuesday night for running in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park after dark. It was, … Continue reading

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Letter: Secondhand pot smoke plagues Gateway Plaza

February 14, 2014 Dear Editor, Gateway not only has a problem with electricity,  but it is becoming a POT den. This is not a Friday night thing. It is every night…very Heavy pot from 6pm -12, so strong that if … Continue reading

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Port Authority cop makes first arrest in 14-years on Vesey Street

February 13, 2014- The Post reports, “Port Authority top cop Joseph Dunne hadn’t made an arrest in 14 years — but the old reflexes kicked in at West and Vesey streets Tuesday when a woman in distress pointed out a … Continue reading

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Hate crime “Knockout” punch kills man

February 11, 2014- The Post reports on the prosecution of a man who murdered another man after he randomly punched him in the head. The “knockout” epidemic has made the news, but few realize the seriousness of those assaults.

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NYPD Commissioner Bratton begins shakeup of top brass

February 11, 2014- DNAinfo reports, “The NYPD shakeup has started. The Chief of Detectives and the head of Internal Affairs are being replaced…..The commissioner told Philip Pulaski, the hard-charging three star chief in charge of the city’s detective bureau, and … Continue reading

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The reason deadly cab drivers keep their TLC licenses

February 10, 2014- The WSJ reports that New York State and City have very narrow definitions of vehicular homicide, including only people driving while drink or on drugs. Therefore, many dangerous drivers with past histories of deadly crashes continue to … Continue reading

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This is why sidewalk food vendors are a scourge to communities

February 7, 2014- The Post reports on a sidewalk hotdog vendor who flaunted the city health code and accrued $330,000 in unpaid fines. He used fake ID’s to get new licenses, etc. This is not a rare outlier. Many of … Continue reading

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

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 contracts … Continue reading

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PEP Captain Falcon denies reassigning his PEP to other parks

February 5, 2014- At the CB1 meeting held in the public library on February 4th, BP.TV asked the Park Enforcement Patrol Captain, Ed Falcon, to address our reporting that uncovered his officers were being reassigned to other parks, despite the … Continue reading

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P.S. 276 Crossing Guard Hit by Car at ‘Unsafe’ Intersection, Police Say

February 3, 2014- DNAinfo reports, “A school crossing guard was struck by a passing cab as she stood on duty outside of Battery Park City’s P.S./I.S. 276 at an intersection that parents and police say is unsafe. “I’m very concerned … Continue reading

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Why Super Bowl 48 will suck

Update February 2, 2014- Told you so, lead story tomorrow will be how New jersey screwed up the transportation to the game. Opinion February 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer What would happen if, as an experiment of the effectiveness … Continue reading

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Will this be the most iconic image from Super Bowl 48?

January 30, 2014- The NY Post has this classic image of police herding some sad ladies in a “perp walk”, who were allegedly “high priced hookers”. The photo of organized crime seems to sum up a “New Jersey” Super Bowl … Continue reading

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Petition against rehab facility at 2 Washington Street

Dear Editor of BatteryPark.TV: We have been enjoying your coverage on the many topics that deeply concern us as residents in this area. Below is a topic that I thought might be of interest to you. As a resident of … Continue reading

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BPCA board member Fernando Mateo gets in trouble at pro-A-Rod rally

Update January 12, 2014- A-Rod was banned for the entire 2014 seasons for using steroids. 60 Minutes interviewed the man who supplied the drugs, allegedly, and claims that A-Rod’s entourage made death threats against him. October 21, 2013- The Post … Continue reading

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Do the data support Mayor Bloomberg’s public health and safety legacy?

February 6, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD More than reform of the public school system or racial harmony, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s legacy will undoubtedly be his innovative and controversial measures to deal with public health and safety issues. His … Continue reading

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Animal cruelty cases fall between the cracks in NYC

January 20, 2014- The Post reports, “Animal-cruelty cases are being brushed aside because neither the ASPCA nor NYPD is taking the reins on enforcement. The ASPCA laid off its law-enforcement investigators last month after announcing the NYPD was taking over … Continue reading

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He’s Baaaack, Randy Mastro hired by Christie

January 16, 2014- Does the name Randy Mastro sound familiar to you? He’s the Big Shot lawyer that the BPCA hired to fight Asphalt Green. When BatteryPark.TV exposed this, the BPCA CEO promptly “resigned”, and Asphalt Green opened. Now, it … Continue reading

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Twitter interview with banned-for-life Wall Street tech analyst Henry Blodget

January 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Disgraced Wall Street sell-side technology sector analyst, Henry Blodget, who was banned for life by the SEC from working in Wall Street, is making a comeback in tech by running a news … Continue reading

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On pace to surpass the 173 pedestrians killed by cars in 2013

January 19, 2014- The Post reports, “Three pedestrians were struck by cars — two fatally — in a spate of Saturday crashes, topping off an already brutal start to the new year on city streets….The accidents put the city on … Continue reading

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Penis doctor convicted of snapping pics of women’s privates

January 15, 2014- The Post reports, “Disgraced Manhattan urologist Adam Levinson copped to using a hidden pen camera in bustling Union Square to film up a woman’s skirt as he was granted a no-jail plea deal in a Manhattan court … Continue reading

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