Category Archives: - Federal government

45 years ago, a humble man from Ohio landed on the moon

July 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Forty-five-years ago tomorrow (July 20th, 1969), Neil Armstrong became the first human to step onto the moon, with his poignant and profound proclamation,

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100 HIV researchers killed as Russian missile takes down jetliner MH17

July 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I emailed earlier today a leading HIV

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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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Interview with Senator Grassley about federal oversight

Produced, directed, filmed, edited, interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD  

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BP.TV tribute to The American Flag, with help from Jimi

I made this from multiple still photos edited together as a video (Note the high resolution when you view in full-screen). Watch it to the end. Enjoy.

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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,

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BPC needs a Block Association, a “Friends of BPC”

July 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Most communities in Manhattan have official Block Associations acting as oversight committees to keep the CB1 and local

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Federal judge allows lawsuits against Sheldon Silver over sexual harassment

June 11, 2014- The Post reports, “A federal judge

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20 electeds want to outright ban tourist helicopters. Mayor de Blasio’s EDC opposes them.

June 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Not reported whatsoever in the press was a City Council meeting of 20 elected federal, state, and city officials, who all want to completely ban tourists helicopters over the city. However,

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12,000 Patriots died in British prison ships

July 4, 2014- By Steven Greer In New York Harbor and the East River, 238 years ago, 12,000 Patriots died in British prison ships, mostly from small pox (per History Channel). Few people know this on this July 4th because … Continue reading

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Manhattan was epicenter of American Revolution

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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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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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Exclusive: Your building is likely rent stabilized and you had no idea

June 18, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Tom Goodkind, Community Board 1 member and resident of Gateway plaza, has been a long-time activist for affordable housing.

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Federal class action lawsuit against Poulakakos for violating minimum wage laws

May 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV was tipped off last year by former employees of Harry’s Steakhouse that the Poulakakos family was underpaying employees, below minimum wage. Many of the employees were not U.S. citizens, and felt … Continue reading

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Sheldon Silver can be defeated just like Eric Cantor

June 11, 2014- Opinion by Steven E. Greer A strange thing is happening across the country. Incumbents are being tossed out of office, and in surprise fashion. Last night, the Majority

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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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We support raising the minimum wage

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Governor’s Island runs out of water

June 1, 2014- The Post reports, “There’s water, water everywhere on Governors Island — but hardly a drop to drink.

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Broadsheet puts outrageous spin on Gateway settlement

May 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The local advertising flier calling itself the Broadsheet (BS), which earns most of its revenue from the BPCA and state-funded organizations,

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