Category Archives: Events and Activities

You have probably been to one of the Farkas IGY marinas

January 24, 2015- I was not interested in the actual marina aspect of MarinaGate. My main interest

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Will Canadians control all of the waterways in Downtown New York?

Update January 23, 2015- Brookfield did indeed win the RFP to run North Cove Marina, as suspected. Also, Howard Hughes announced

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Brookfield just wants the marina to help them sell Brookfield Place

January 21, 2015- By Steven E. Greer What no one in the press but us is realizing about MarinaGate is that Brookfield Place is bidding for the marina RFP solely to help them “flip” their Brookfield Place

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Did the BPCA conduct an illegal board meeting, making vote on marina invalid?

January 22, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD New York Open Meeting law allows the public to not only attend government meetings, but also ask questions.

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Dennis Mehiel, BPCA Chair, spends 15-minutes defending his 148-foot mega-yacht

January 22, 2015- During the BPCA board meeting today, which voted on the RFP for the North Cove Marina,

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New York Times covers the North Cove Marina saga

December 15, 2014- The NYT covered the North Cove Marina saga. Most importantly, they got some quotes from Governor Cuomo’s office,

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Confirmed: Friends of Governor Cuomo want to run North Cove Marina

Update November 4, 2014- In Cuomo’s acceptance speech tonight, he thanked Andrew Farkas personally. Mr. Farkas is the man vying for

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Exclusive: Why did Brookfield and a Cuomo friend win the marina RFP? Follow the money.

December 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Since Mike Fortenbaugh is being told to evacuate the marina in two weeks, and the BPCA dodged the controversial

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Will Fashion Week head Downtown?

Update January 9, 2014- DNAinfo copies our story here.

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Two ex-sailing-clubbers stalk Mike Fortenbaugh in a social media smear campaign

Update January 15, 2015- Mr Freeburg sent us a

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Marina Rally 2 draws hundreds of supporters again

January 8, 2015- The second rally to support Mike Fortenbaugh’s continued operation of The North Cove Marina, held in the public library,

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Exclusive: BPCA security backs off, ends illegal lockout of marina

January 5, 2015- By Steven E. Greer As a direct result of BatteryPark.TV informing the FJC Security company of the ongoing marina contract dispute, and

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BPCA issues statement on North Cove Marina

January 7, 2015- The BPCA’s highly-paid community liaison Robin Forst (who earns at least $120,000

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CB1 discusses the marina lockout and what to do about the BPCA

January 7, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD On December 31st, 2014, the 10-year lease held by Mike Fortenbaugh to run the North Cove Marina expired.

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BPCA hires security to lockout Commodore Fortenbaugh from marina

Update January 3, 2014- We spoke with a supervisor of FJC Security. They are the company contracted with the BPCA to handle security around Pier-A, not the marina.

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New Year’s Eve parties that do not require fighting for a cab

December 30, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Avoid the hassles of fighting for cabs and mixing with amateur drinkers, and do these local things for New Year’s Eve

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Progress on the bike path

December 30, 2014- The bike path from Albany Street to Vesey Street has been closed for years. It might re-open in 2015.

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All local electeds now send letter to BPCA supporting the cancellation of marina RFP

December 29, 2014 Chair Dennis Mehiel Battery Park City Authority 200 Liberty St New York, NY 10281 Dear Chair Mehiel, We write regarding the recent resolution of Manhattan Community Board #1 (CB1) regarding the Battery Park

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BPCA measures the curtains for new marina operator

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Manhattan Borough President sends letter of support for Mike Fortenbaugh to BPCA

December 23, 2014- Gale A. Brewer, Office of the President, Borough of Manhattan, The City of New York   Dennis Mehiel Chairman & CEO, Battery Park City Authority, New York, NY 10281 Dear Chairman Mehiel: I write regarding the upcoming

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