Category Archives: Events and Activities

Altaneve On Ice: Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research.

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BPCA backs off plans to allow other baseball teams to use the fields

February 22, 2015- Letter to the Editor by Craig Carton It’s business as usual with

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CB1’s Jeff Galloway a no-show for the marina rally

Update December 19, 2014- Bob Townley is now all of a sudden the biggest supporter of the marina.

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Exclusive: BPCA takes aim at Little League monopoly of ballfields

February 14, 2015- BatteryPark.TV has learned that the BPCA is reducing the number of ballfield

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Interview with the founders of Shakespeare Downtown

November 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We interviewed the founders of the new

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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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Exclusive: Brookfield might not host a community sailing club in the North Cove Marina

Update February 5, 2015- Mike Fortenbaugh interprets the comments as Brookfield not intending to

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Exclusive: IMG scouts WTC as home of next Fashion Week

Update February 2, 2015- The IMG events company running Fashion Week is in fact scouting out the WTC

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Rare Ferrari 275 GTB worth $7 Million parks by Ritz-Carlton

Update February 22, 2014- As the wealthy look for more alternative forms of investment, rare cars are

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NY Water Taxi asks CB1 permission to dock huge tour boat at Pier-A

February 3, 2015- At the December, 2014 CB1 meeting, Tom Berton, the man who operates a couple

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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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The ferry boat horn blowing noise nuisance coming to Pier-A

January 29, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Last month, the CB1 entertained the thought of allowing the company “Manhattan by Sail”, operated by

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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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Mike Fortenbaugh moves his yacht club to Jersey City

January 28, 2015- A New Jersey article reports, “New York’s Manhattan Yacht Club is on the move.

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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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