Category Archives: – Federal government

BatteryPark.TV triggers U.S. Senate oversight hearing

Update March 20, 2013 – The Senate Finance Committee finally conducted the actual oversight hearing (video above)

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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

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Exclusive: Jeff Galloway led away in handcuffs to prison

July 22, 2015- By Steven E. Greer BP.TV attended the sentencing hearing of convicted felon, former lawyer, and BPC resident

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Local electeds again appeal to Mayor De Blasio to stop the tourist helicopters

August 8, 2015- The local electeds again appeal to Mayor De Blasio to stop the tourist helicopters.

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Review: Showtime’s new TV drama “Billions”

August 14, 2015- By Steven E. Greer I almost started this post by writing, “They finally made a movie about my life”, but then I realized

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Icon of 9/11/2001 dies of cancer at age 42

August 26, 2015- The NYT reports, “Marcy Borders, who became known as the “dust lady”

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Nadler defies his base, sides with Obama

August 21, 2105- The NYT is reporting, “Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York endorsed

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Ferry boat crashes at Vesey Street slip

Update August 15, 2015 (10:40 AM)- We arrived at the ferry slip at approximately 10:30 AM

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How Tribeca’s own Robert Rubin destroyed the global economy

August 15, 2015- By Steven E. Greer I am getting back to finishing a good book called “The Unwinding“, which portrays the downfall of this

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Look for the FairFood logo

August 9, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD A growing movement is making a real impact on migrant farm workers in the South.

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NY Waterway ferries still polluting

August 9, 2015- The ferries that land in BPC have had their diesel engines retrofitted to pollute less, thanks to

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Fraunces Tavern gets $600K in federal funds for repairs

August 5, 2015- DNAinfo is reporting, “Fraunces Tavern, The legendary tavern where George

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Hillary and her De Blasio both tank in the polls

August 6, 2015- A poll in the news today shows that New Yorkers despise their mayor.

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Review: Governor’s Island is a miserable experience from start to finish

May 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I spent a few hours touring the new Governor’s Island. It was a miserable, exhausting, and boring experience.

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Uber has not yet begun to “disrupt”

Update July 23, 2015- I told you so. In my essay yesterday on Uber, below, I was the only one

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Why are Google, Facebook, and Twitter allowed to promote ISIS?

July 17, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Once again, another “lone wolf” radical Islam terrorist has massacred innocent American civilians

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We support raising the minimum wage

July 23, 2015- Governor Cuomo has moved to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

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Judge denies Sheldon Silver’s third attempt to escape charges

July 25, 2015- The Post reports, “A federal judge rejected ex-state Assembly Speaker Sheldon

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City Council bill to ban tourist helicopters

Update July 24, 2015- The bill was introduced.

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BPC resident raises $40 Million for environmental cause

July 23, 2015- The Post reports, “Elton John and John Legend were surprise performers at

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