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Millennials, a fading nation, and who’s to blame

March 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Pew research people have a book out, “The Next America: Boomers, Millennials”,  and it has me thinking. I never really thought about it, but labeling the demise of a society as … Continue reading

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Bill Clinton speaks about his repeal of Glass-Steagall

Bill Clinton speaks about his repeal of Glass-Steagall that caused the financial collapse.

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Manhattan DA piles on, subpoenas Port Authority

April 12, 2014- WSJ reports that the Manhattan DA has subpoenaed the Port Authority. The exact reason for the actions were unclear. This investigative body  is in addition to the DOJ’s Preet Bharara, and various other New Jersey investigators.

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Crooked politicians not off the hook. DOJ still pursuing.

April 11. 2014- Any New York State politicians who were doing a victory lap when Governor Cuomo shut down his own anti-corruption panel, to get a budget passed, will be sweating like a whore in church today. The DOJ’s Preet … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dragnet Nation by Julia Angwin

March 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Author of Dragnet Nation, Julia Angwin, won her Pulitzer Prize while working for the Wall Street Journal. She is now is an investigative reporter for ProPublica. Her new book builds upon her … Continue reading

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Biggest Medicare crook is South Florida eye doctor, and friend of NJ Senator Mendez

April 9, 2014- The release of data by Medicare that shows what individual doctors earned from Medicare is making all sorts of news. One of the biggest over-billing crooks is a Miami eye doctor who is no stranger to investigations.

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Paul Gigot’s Op-Ed section disgraces the Wall Street Journal yet again

February 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD On February 20th, Paul Gigot, the editor in charge of gatekeeping the letters published in the prestigious Wall Street Journal, allowed two men to criticize Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks about … Continue reading

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Federal DOJ getting tough on New York real estate families

March 17, 2014- The Post reports that Preet Bharara’s Second District of the DOJ is now going after the Related Companies empire for ignoring regulations in the Disabilities Act. This comes shortly after

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Schumer proposal could help save Citi Bike

April 3, 2014- Crain’s reports, “Sen. Charles Schumer on Thursday introduced legislation that would allow bike-share memberships to be purchased with pre-tax dollars. Employers could also buy memberships for their employees and then

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Senator Rand Paul speaks out against the NSA spying on Americans

 

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Senator Schumer wants NYPD to have control over WTC

March 30, 2014- Senator Schumer was at the WTC today demanding Homeland Security to get involved, and to have the NYPD take over the control of security. Of course, BatteryPark.TV reporting caused all of this.

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CB1 updates on ferry boat horn noise

April 1, 2014- The CB1 updated the status of Rep. Nadler’s attempts to have the Coast Guard come up with a common sense solution to the ferry boat horn issue. The bottom line is that the Coast Guard is not … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Big guns come to the aid of the ferry boat noise nuisance

March 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD

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Update on ferry boat horn nuisance

March 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Congressman Nadler updated the community today during a very informal meet-and-greet in front of Gateway Plaza. He seems to have made an earnest effort to speak to the U.S. Coast Guard about the … Continue reading

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Drug-busting task force lands at Brookfield Place

March 28, 2014- Crain’s reports, “The Drug Enforcement Agency’s New York Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Strike Force—an elite, joint federal, state and local group—will take one acre of space in lower Manhattan along the Hudson River. The feds will pick … Continue reading

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FBI, Federal Prosecutors Use Aggressive Tactics to Clean Up State, Local Politics

March 28, 2014- The WSJ reports, “A string of federal corruption cases involving officials in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco and other cities shows the fruits of an increased use of aggressive tactics by the Justice Department to root out state … Continue reading

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Congressman Nadler to speak at Gateway Plaza Saturday

March 28, 2014- Congressman Nadler will be holding a Town Hall meeting at Gateway Plaza Saturday the 30th (tomorrow) at 11:00 AM, to discuss the slumlord conditions of the building. You can also voice your concerns about the ferry boat … Continue reading

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Cuomo and de Blasio Clash Again, This Time Over Homelessness

March 26, 2014- The NYT reports, “Faced with a stream of news reports on his conflicts with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo — over tax increases to pay for prekindergarten, charter schools and raising the minimum wage — Mayor Bill de … Continue reading

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NY Times covers local BPC effort to stop helicopter noise

March 22, 2014- BatteryPark.TV first got Rep. Nadler involved in a quality of life problem plaguing BPC and other waterfront neighborhoods. The hundreds of tourist helicopters each day are a serious cause of stress for residents, as are loud ferry … Continue reading

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NY Post covers BatteryPark.TV story about the FEMA investigation into BPCA

November 10, 2013- The NY Post picked up our story about the odd decision by the BPCA to remove sandbags and intentionally allow pier A to flood during Hurricane Sandy. The printed version

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Rand Paul quotes Roger Waters and Pink Floyd lyrics

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Milford Management hires man embroiled in Rep. Rangel scandals

March 8, 2014- In 2010, venerable United States congressman Charlie Rangel was investigated by the House Ethics Committee. Among other findings of wrongdoing, it was revealed that a Harlem apartment complex was inappropriately giving Mr. Rangel discounted housing. The building … Continue reading

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We support raising the minimum wage

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Powerful New York State Assemblyman convicted

March 6, 2014- The NY Times reports, “William F. Boyland Jr., an assemblyman from one of Brooklyn’s most prominent political families, was convicted on Thursday of bribery and several other federal crimes…..The subsequent four-week trial in Federal District Court featured … Continue reading

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Hollywood set to oppose Hillary Clinton again

January 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD In 2007, Hollywood powerbroker David Geffen gave an interview to the New York Time’s Maureen Dowd, which could have been the deciding factor that propelled Barack Obama into the White House. At … Continue reading

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The real reason Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio are butting heads

January 22, 2014- The press is reporting that Governor Cuomo does not want Mayor Bill de Blasio to raise taxes to pay for universal pre-K classes. The governor even offered to make $1.5 Billion available to the city to obviate … Continue reading

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Letter: Sick and tired of the unending helicopter noise

January 4, 2014- By Delia von Neuschatz Our elected officials have accomplished absolutely zero in mitigating the tourist helicopter issue since air tours moved to the Downtown Manhattan Heliport in 2008 after they were banned from using the East 34th … Continue reading

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Huge conflict of interest created by the BPCA hiring new President Shari Hyman

January 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD During the BPCA board meeting yesterday, Chairman/CEO Dennis Mehiel announced that the new President and COO of the BPCA will be Shari Hyman, starting the next month. The board voted and approved … Continue reading

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Ralph Lauren botches another Olympic with bad taste

January 26, 2014- Recall, for the 2012 summer Olympics, designer Ralph Lauren was criticized for having his Olympic team uniforms manufactured in China. Somehow, he got the contract again for the 2014 Olympics. This time, he learned his lesson, and … Continue reading

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Rep. Nadler reaches out to Coast Guard about ferry boat noise

February 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD At the Battery Park City subcommittee of the CB1 tonight, at the very end, the most important news of the entire meetings was whispered out by George Calderaro. BatteryPark.TV asked him to … Continue reading

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It just became more difficult to use a non-profit for personal gain in New York

January 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer There are certain templates for corruption commonly used by schmucks in New York. As previously reported, one of them is to form a “community center”. The awarding of   construction and other operational contracts … Continue reading

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Why Super Bowl 48 will suck

Update February 2, 2014- Told you so, lead story tomorrow will be how New jersey screwed up the transportation to the game. Opinion February 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer What would happen if, as an experiment of the effectiveness … Continue reading

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Steven Greer, MD discusses with Bill O’Reilly the Japan radiation concern for the US?

April 2, 2011 Currently, the radioactive isotopes from the Fukushima meltdowns (plural) reaching the United States are of no concern. The levels are miniscule and of no medical harm. However, radiation exposure and subsequent risk to cancer is cumulative and … Continue reading

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BP.TV endorses Andrew Cuomo for President

January 25, 2014- The mainstream papers are starting to report on political polls that show New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo is now suddenly viable as a presidential candidate for the 2016 election. Governor Christie had been the Tri-State star after … Continue reading

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Staten Island US Rep. Grimm threatens to kill NY1 reporter

January 29, 2014- The Post reports, “Rep. Michael Grimm went ballistic on a reporter after the State of the Union address Tuesday and threatened to throw him over a balcony and “break him in half” – and Grimm was not … Continue reading

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More “service animal” scams

January 26, 2014- BP.TV recently reported on the concept of nutjob dog owners pretending to be mentally disabled in order to take own dogs in buildings that forbid dogs. Government bureaucrats are actually enabling this, apparently because it seems like … Continue reading

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Google wants your DNA now

Opinion December 17, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Wall Street Journal published an article explaining how the pharmaceutical industry data mines credit card records, Internet traffic patterns, and other personal data on individuals, then forms educated guesses about … Continue reading

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Christie might join a long list of New Jersey officials in prison

Update: January 19, 2014: Now, the Democrat mayor of Hoboken claims that Christie held the federal relief money for Hurricane Sandy victims as hostage, unless she agreed t support a pork project he wanted. Update: January 10, 2014: The Feds … Continue reading

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He’s Baaaack, Randy Mastro hired by Christie

January 16, 2014- Does the name Randy Mastro sound familiar to you? He’s the Big Shot lawyer that the BPCA hired to fight Asphalt Green. When BatteryPark.TV exposed this, the BPCA CEO promptly “resigned”, and Asphalt Green opened. Now, it … Continue reading

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NY and NJ waste $65 Million of Hurricane Sandy relief on tourism ads

Update January 13, 2014- In the wake of the bridge scandal and federal investigations, the Feeds have opening up the case of whether relief funds were misused. CNN reports, “Just days after dismissing two top advisers for their roles in … Continue reading

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