Category Archives: Crime

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

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

Update August 11, 2014- They did it again. I have a $50 charge this time from Citi Bike. They claim I kept a bike out for three hours.

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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

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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

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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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Complaints about drone spying into 2 River Terrace high-rise apartment windows

Update June 27, 2014- The NYPD is deferring to their central office on the legality of drones in Manhattan. However, they sent a link

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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

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First Precint’s National Night Out

August 5, 2014- This year’s Night Out was produced much better, with a band, balloons, and more attendance due to greater promotion.

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Help us find the missing PEP

July 28, 2014- By Steven E. Greer A viewer commented today, “Where have all the PEP gone?”.

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US Attorney moves against Governor Cuomo

July 31, 2014- As predicted by BatteryPark.TV, Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, has made moves

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Cops ticket truck illegally parked on North End Avenue as PEP do nothing

July 10, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I was biking this evening and saw a huge tractor trailer tow truck illegally parked in the turning lane in front of The North End

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Contractor for 1 WFC lied to get minority contracts

August 1, 1014- The Post reports, “Federal authorities on Thursday charged

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“Slumlord” Steve Croman Under Investigation by State Attorney General

July 30, 2014- The Daily News reports that a controversial Lower East Side landlord is being investigated

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Miracles do happen: PEP chase off tour bus

July 29, 2014- By Steven Greer Today, I spotted two huge

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Chase Bank hotdog guy forced to move

July 29, 2014- The viewer tipping us off last night was correct. The hotdog guy who had made his home by the Chase Bank entrance for many years, serving franks just feet from the epicenter

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