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BatteryPark.TV triggers U.S. Senate oversight hearing

Update March 20, 2013 – The Senate Finance Committee finally conducted the actual oversight hearing (video above) June 13, 2012- An Op-Ed written by BatteryPark.TV led to the following oversight investigation by the House Ways and Means Committee. The following … Continue reading

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BatteryPark.TV causes changes at the top in Medicare

September 29, 2013-By Steven E. Greer, MD In June of 2012, BatteryPark.TV published an influential Op-Ed in the WSJ exposing an $11 Billion program of the ACA Law (ObamaCare) as pure pork. The Director of the Program, Richard Gilfillan, MD, … Continue reading

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Former NY Senator Hillary Clinton found negligent in US embassy attack

January 15, 2014- Former New York senator, Hillary Clinton, was found to have been negligent in the attack of the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, that killed several people, including the ambassador, according to a bipartisan report from the senate.  … Continue reading

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The Clintons jump on the income inequality bandwagon headed for 2016

January 1, 2014

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Won’t be fooled again

Skip to the 54-minute mark to watch Roger sing “Won’t be fooled again”

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Helicopter noise to be addressed soon by federal electeds

December 21, 2013- A press release was issued by New York’s senators: GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER, NADLER, VELÁZQUEZ, GRIMM URGE FAA TO DEVELOP PLAN TO REDUCE EXCESSIVE HELICOPTER NOISE FOR MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN, AND STATEN ISLAND RESIDENTS Elected Officials Press FAA to Restrict … Continue reading

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Interview with the man who built the Obamacare exchanges

December 1, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The man who should have been the architect of the Obamacare exchanges in 2010 was the CMS Director, Don Berwick, MD. However, his appointment was doomed from the start and the senate … Continue reading

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Snowden’s Christmas message on privacy

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Christie shuts down GW Bridge as payback to Dems

December 19, 2013- The national press is making Bridge Gate more clear. It seems that crony friends of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, appointed to the corrupt Port Authority of NJ NY, closed lanes of the GW Bridge in September, … Continue reading

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Try selling this: Condo in SoHo that used to enrich uranium

Gray building, far left, 154 Spring Street December 21, 2013- For community board members, historic sites that played a role in the Manhattan project add a whole new level to the meaning “Landmark”.  The WSJ published a fascinating piece of … Continue reading

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What I recall about last year and the Newtown shootings

December 14, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD What I recall about last year and the Newtown shootings was how it came at the height of the Hurricane Sandy devastation. Two days prior, the biggest rock concert of its kind, … Continue reading

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BPCA: insurance covered damages caused by intentional flooding of Pier A

December 11, 2013- The NYT has an article on the new commercial complex at Pier A. In it, the BPCA’s Gwen Dawson makes an interesting comment, “Separately, Hurricane Sandy set back the project for several months, with about $4.3 million … Continue reading

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Senator Schumer goes after Metro North bureaucrats

December 9, 2013- “Sen. Charles Schumer on Sunday blasted Metro-North in the wake of a Post report that revealed the mind-boggling decision by the commuter railroad to rehire an engineer who caused a 1987 crash that injured 27 riders. “It’s … Continue reading

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BatteryPark.TV discusses Obamacare on Fox

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I was in the delivery room when Obamacare was born

December 1, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD With Obamacare such a disaster now, it is interesting to look back at the very first time the legislation was started into action by the new Obama administration. I was in the … Continue reading

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NYPD vs. Port Authority in WTC power struggle

November 23, 2013- The NY Post is reporting, “For years, the Port Authority and the NYPD have battled over who should provide security at Ground Zero — with each claiming jurisdiction over the hallowed site and trying to squeeze out … Continue reading

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The “Support dog” scam now invades jet planes

November 16, 2013- The NY Times reports, “Classifying animals as emotional support animals has long been permitted under antidiscrimination laws, allowing owners to take them into restaurants and shops or to residential buildings that have no-pet policies. To demonstrate the … Continue reading

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Stand up for Heroes 2013

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Exclusive: Inspector General of Homeland Security investigates BPCA

Update November 10, 2013- The NY Post called us about the story, below, and ran their own version today, “The head of the Battery Park City Authority admitted he intentionally allowed Hurricane Sandy floodwaters to inundate a historic city pier … Continue reading

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Helicopter traffic over Hudson River increases 600% under Bloomberg era

October 25, 2013- A NJ source has a nice article on the out-of-control tourist helicopter noise plaguing humans who reside along the East River and Hudson River. Under the Bloomberg administration, the number of helicopter flights per days has increased … Continue reading

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Massive Saharan sandstorms squelch hurricane season so far

August 2, 2013- Weather sources are reporting on massive Saharan sandstorms traveling high in the atmosphere, heading east to west. are preventing the formation of early storms that would turn into the usual pattern of hurricanes to hit North America.

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Exclusive: BPCA hired employment lawyer to investigate complaints by employees

August 21, 2013- BatteryPark.TV exclusively reported on August 12th that an investigation was underway at the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) stemming from employee complaints about the President, Demetri Boutris, and other executives, being abusive to staff and making wrongful … Continue reading

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Progress on ferry boat horn nuisance

October 22, 2013- By Steven E. Greer At the joint session of the CB1 tonight, significant progress was made to thwart the ferry boat horn nuisance. For the first time, the office of federal official Jerrold Nadler (which has the … Continue reading

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The more we know, the more unnecessary President Bush’s stent seems

October 16, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD A recent short article in an obscure Washington, DC wonky journal triggered national media when it asserted that President George W. Bush’s (43rd President) coronary artery disease was far more dangerous than … Continue reading

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New study shows that noise pollution hurts your health

October 9, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD You aren’t a whiner. The noise pollution from the ferry boats and helicopters that so many are complaining about is actually detrimental to your heart health, according to a newly published academic … Continue reading

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Manhattan was epicenter of American Revolution

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Exclusive: The $5 Million dog run of Hudson River Park

October 1, 2013- The video of the September 26th meeting of the HRPT board is now posted online. The recently opened dog run by Pier 26 was discussed. Rep. Nadler was given the credit for it by appropriating $5 Million … Continue reading

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Rep. Nadler might change Coast Guard horn laws

September 25, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD At the CB1 meeting on September 24th, Rep. Jerrold Nadler was present. After his presentation, we asked him about the federal Coast Guard laws mandating the horn sounding of the ferry boats, … Continue reading

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Loud Harley’s do not honor 9/11/2001

September 1, 2013- Opinion By Steven E. Greer There are so many parades, motorcades, and ceremonies on September 11th each year, and weeks afterward, that people did not notice last year when a very disturbing new development took root. Dozens … Continue reading

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NYPD 9/11 bagpipe parade 2007

Over 164,000 views and counting (This is the file with the 100,00 views originally posted on YouTube at another location of ours)

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Exclusive: President Bush had controversial coronary CT-scan as routine screening leading to questionable stent

August 7, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The press has reported extensively about President George W. Bush (The 43rd President) receiving a controversial coronary stent after a routine annual exam found a blockage in an unspecified coronary artery. A … Continue reading

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Coast Guard responds to letter about boat horn noise

Lenny Kinnear, US Coast Guard Chief Kinnear, I live 100 yards from the World Financial Center terminal. I complained to my Community Board about ferries at the terminal blasting their horns, and the Board forwarded to me your email of … Continue reading

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BPCA Chairman/CEO denies investigation, $300 Million in new bonds on hold

August 21, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD (First posted August 20, updated August 21) The Battery Park City Authority convened a board meeting today to discuss the proposed bond offering, the City Comptroller’s recent refusal to allow BPCA funds … Continue reading

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Are kayaks a danger to the waterways?

July 27, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD Sailing schools operate classes in small boats on the Hudson River and New York Harbor under the supervision of trained professional sailors. They know how to navigate around the larger commercial barges, … Continue reading

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Kayak activist causes noise menace on waterways

Below is an email from Nancy Brous, sent on May 7th to her kayak group. She is the person who contacted the Coast Guard to now require four loud horns each time a ferry boat docks at 6:00 AM, awakening … Continue reading

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DOJ calls out WSJ and others for making up “sources” on SAC Capital stories

July 17, 2013- DowntownTV has the best sources possible relating to the prosecution of SAC Capital and founder Stevie Cohen, and also was the source for numerous front-page WSJ articles since 2011. That is how we were confident that most … Continue reading

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Exclusive: ACLU investigating local Park Enforcement Patrol officers

June 23, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD If you have been harassed by the Battery Park City (BPC) division of the city Park Enforcement Patrol (PEP), headed by Captain Edward Falcon, you can notify BatteryPark.TV and we will instruct … Continue reading

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Are CB1 members rigging the ferry boat slip for personal interests?

July 3, 2013- By Steven E. Greer At the Battery Park City (BPC) subdivision of the Community Board 1 meeting last night, a local man who lives by the Vesey Street ferry boat slip on the north side of BPC … Continue reading

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Bombshell: The BPCA gives $500K to Manhattan Youth

(Center, Bob Townley who runs Manhattan Youth, From Clockwise: Former Chairman of the BPCA, Bill Thompson, Former President/CEO of the BPCA, Gayle Horwitz, BPCA senior executive Anne Fenton, Community Board 1 Chair, Katherine McVay Hughes, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Community … Continue reading

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What happens next with Obamacare?

Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Representative Michael Burgess, MD, of Texas, discusses the next steps that have to happen to get Obamacare ready for the January 1 launch.

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