Category Archives: Crime

DOJ now has Cuomo’s Moreland Commission anti-corruption records

Update May 28, 2014- The WSJ reports that the DOJ has instructed state officials to not destroy any documents obtained by the Moreland commission. May 13, 2014- The Post reports that the Federal DOJ now has the New York State … Continue reading

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You gotta “pay to play” to get NY State construction contracts

July 21, 2014- The NY Post reports that several construction contractors awarded state jobs then turned around and promptly donated cash to the Cuomo-2014 campaign.

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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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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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Sheldon Silver spends $7.5 Million on legal defense fees, and takes it from campaign funds

July 22, 2014- The Daily News reports, “Scandal-scarred

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

Update July 14, 2014 (4:00 PM)- The NYC Inspector General is aware if this problem and investigating.

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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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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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Exclusive: NY State Civil Rights department investigates the BPCA

May 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), led by Chairman and CEO Denis Mehiel, has been the target of numerous state and federal investigations in the short time since Mr. Mehiel was appointed … Continue reading

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Shooting at former BPCA board member Fernando Mateo’s nightclub La Marina

July 14, 2014- This story woudl be more interesting if Mr. Mateo were still on the BPCA board, but the Post is reporting, “Former

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Exclusive: Lack of restrooms at 9/11 Memorial causes people to pee on buildings

July 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The large 9/11 Memorial park, that is now open to anyone

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B&H sells 200 drones a day

July 9, 2014- The Post reports on the explosion in popularity of cheap remote control drones with cameras. The article states,

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Exclusive: Fernando Mateo resigns from BPCA board

July 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The BPCA has confirmed that Fernando Mateo resigned from the BPCA board “effective May, 2014″. There was no explanation given.

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DOJ makes another move against corruption in the NY State Assembly

June 27, 2014- By Steven E Greer The New York State Assembly is riddled with corruption. Governor Cuomo had convened a special anti-corruption Moreland Commission, then disbanded it.

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Exclusive: The NBA draws creepy stalkers and hookers 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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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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Another felony in the park

July 3, 2014- The police blotter reports, “A 23-year-old Battery Park City resident had his wallet and phone stolen while

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The feds go after realtors using drones in the city

July 1, 2014- BatteryPark.TV previously exclusively reported that drones were peeping into high-rise apartment buildings

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Disgraced indicted NY Assemblyman tells judge that Sheldon Silver hurts his reputation

July 3, 2014- The Post reports that indicted former NY Assemblyman Vito Lopez wants his federal civil lawsuit against him separated from Sheldon Silver

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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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