Category Archives: Financial District

Teacher at private Lehman prep arrested for having sex with 16-yo student

July 30, 2015- Daily News reports, “David Azurmendi, who had been working at the exclusive

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WTC Performing Arts Center still lacks funding to proceed

Update July 24, 2015- The LMDC, the piggy bank for this project, is not going to release any funds

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City Council bill to ban tourist helicopters

Update July 24, 2015- The bill was introduced.

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Exclusive: New operators for the Downtown Connection bus chosen

Update June 9, 2015- By Steven E. Greer As a direct result of BateryPark.TV reporting and negotiations with the Downtown Alliance,

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New Jersey hit-and-run perp pleads not guilty

Downtown Express photo by Dusica Sue Malesevic Update July 23, 2015- The woman from New Jersey who is being charged with running

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Man likely murdered on sidewalk in front of Battery Tunnel garage

July 21, 2015- A New Jersey blog reports, “Polanco was discovered at 10:45 p.m. on July 12, facedown

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A tour of World Trade Center Tower 4 and Tower 7

(4,000 people have viewed this as of May 7, 2015) September 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Dara McQuillan of Silverstein Properties took us

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The new forest location of the Battery Urban Farm

June 28, 2015- The larger community garden space at the Battery has been torn up for renovations, so they planted this garden near Castle Clinton. 

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Man Slashed With Box Cutter in Daytime near BPC

July 15, 2015- DNAinfo reports that a man was slashed with a box cutter ion broad daylight in front of 52 Broadway.

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Two cruise ships in NY Harbor

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So that’s where it went: The WTC Sphere’s new home

June 22, 2015- The controversial, no-one-seems-to-want-it-in-their-backyard, WTC Sphere

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Illegal ticket vendors attack one another

July 2, 2015- DNAinfo reports that illegal ticket vendors who sell tickets to the Statue of

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Your building is likely rent-stabilized

June 17, 2015- By Steven E. Greer DNAinfo has a story today about the 421g law making FiDi luxury “condos” rent-stabilized

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NYPD reports no gun-related crime Downtown since 2013

June 27, 2015- DNAinfo reports, “While the number of shooting victims have gone up

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Brookfield Property senior executive to run Downtown Alliance

June 14, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The secretive Alliance for Downtown announced that the new Chairman is Dennis Friedrich,

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Those Buddhist monks in the Battery are con men

June 14, 2015- I spotted some strange men in Buddhist monk outfits by Pier A. Their gowns

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Downtown to lose thousands of rent-stabilized apartments due to legal loophole

June 3, 2015- The Daily News reports that more than 100,000 rent-stabilized apartments

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Letter: Trash piling up at Vesey and West Street

May 10, 2015- Letter to the Editor by Jim B.

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Tear down the Rector Street bridge

April 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer When something unsightly sticks around for so long, people tend to tune it out and just accept it. Like an abandoned rubber tire plant in Akron or trash barges in the Fresh Kills, … Continue reading

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Battery Park is officially renamed just “The Battery”

May 27, 2015- The NYT’s resident author of PR-placed infomercials, David Dunlap, has another

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