Category Archives: Crime

Man who stole from Downtown Little League in prison for beating up girlfriend

(3,500 Downtowners have read this as of March 3. We inform.) Update March 2, 2015- The man who stole from Downtown Little League is now in prison at Rikers

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B.P.C. woman killed by van on Canal Street shopping for Chinese Lunar New Year products

February 27, 2015- Downtown Express reports, “A 63-year-old Battery Park City woman was struck by

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Exclusive: Resignation(s) coming from CB1 member(s)

February 23, 2015- By Steven E. Greer With the disgraced Sheldon Silver having been so instrumental in almost all levels of local politics, including

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A 21st Century Titanic waiting to happen on the Hudson

February 25, 2015- The East River ferry boats have been stopped due to the ice. However,

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FBI investigates JCOPE

February 10, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The WSJ reports that the U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is, “Pursuing a broader strategy

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Exclusive: The FBI investigates Bob Townley and the finances of Manhattan Youth

February 9, 2015- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has learned that the FBI is investigating the finances of Manhattan Youth Community Center,

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Dangerous MTA bus drivers finally being arrested

February 20, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Last year, an MTA bus driver was violating the law and parking his full-size bus on North End

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Exclusive: Embezzlement uncovered within Downtown Little League

(2,500 people have read this post as of February 15, 2015) Update February 13, 2015- A member of the Downtown Little League board is telling people that

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More reform for New York courts

February 17, 2015- The Post reports, “New York’s chief judge has proposed major grand jury reforms

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Downtown Little League President Zelter is making matters worse by hiding from the press

February 13, 2015: Op-Ed By Steven E. Greer The revelation yesterday that money had been embezzled from the bank accounts of the Downtown Little

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Is pot smoke poisoning your building?

February 12, 2015- In New York apartment buildings in the cold months, the convection currents blow the air in

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Told you so: Sheldon Silver arrested by FBI

January 22, 2015- SHELDON SILVER HAS BEEN ARRESTED BY THE FBI, for allegedly not reporting income from law firms.

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The fallout begins: 50 city and private real estate inspectors arrested for taking bribes

February 10, 2015- The people who used to look the other way and allow New York City backroom

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BPC’s biggest real estate mogul, Howard Milstein, out as Chairman of Thruway Authority after prostitution scandal

February 4, 2015- Governor Cuomo’s state authorities seem to be havens for white males doing bad things.

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Lawsuit against Sheldon Silver ends in $500,000 settlement

Update February 6, 2015- The NYT reports that the settlement of this case will result in the state spending more than

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BPCA’s Shari Hyman’s husband under scrutiny for running a bogus ethics commission

January 31, 2015- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has been the only source to report on the conflicts of interest and ineptness within JCOPE:

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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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What you need to know about ISIS

Update December 1, 2014- Told you so. The military is warning soldiers that their families at home are at risk of attack from

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The police need better gadgets to subdue people under arrest

 February 3, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD Making the news again is another video of NYPD having trouble manually subduing a man under arrest.

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Crooks, sadists, and morons

January 25, 2015- By Steven E. Greer I watched a nice PBS show about Hitler’s SS army. The SS was run by Heinrich Himmler, who seems

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