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CBS national news uses our story on WTC security

March 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer When the story broke yesterday about a 16-year-old kid breaching One World Trade Center security, I called every editor and journalist I knew to remind them that the Goldman Sachs parachutists last year … Continue reading

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BatteryPark.TV reporting leads to changes at top of WTC security

March 29, 2014- The Durst real estate organization, that now owns the One World Trade Center, has replaced the head of security for the construction project. The Post reports, ”David Velazquez — ex-director of the Newark FBI field office —

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Teens dealing narcotics on Rector pedestrian bridge

April 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer This afternoon, a local couple (man, woman) who live on Rector Place approached NYPD officers dealing with a traffic matter to inform them of crime they had observed. According to the woman, she … Continue reading

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Mayor de Blasio starts Office to Combat Domestic Violence

March 27, 2014- Mayor de Blasio’s administration has a special office to combat domestic violence. Kirsten DeFur, MPH, discussion the functions of the office at the monthly First Precinct meeting.  

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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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POV video of the WTC base jump

Told you so. WTC parachutists finally charged. WTC parachutists had inside help from steel worker  

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City Schools now use “harassment” charges to jail and intimidate whistleblowers

April 13, 2014- The Post reports on a very concerning trend used by the Department of Education bosses in New York City. They are having critics of their schools jailed by reporting “harassment” charges. Those charges are actually just harmless … Continue reading

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Once again, I was nearly road kill

April 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Once again, I was nearly turned into road kill today. Sadly for my enemies, I survived. I was walking northward on South End Avenue, east side of the street, crossing Rector Place.

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The BPC truck stop

April 9, 2014- A resident of North BPC made a funny comment, calling the situation on North End Avenue so bad, that it is a truck stop.

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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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Sheldon Silver’s stop sign not helping PS 276

April 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The all-powerful State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s solution to the extremely unsafe road in front of PS 276 was to have the DOT place a stop sign. Local resident and mother of … Continue reading

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Senator Rand Paul speaks out against the NSA spying on Americans

 

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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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Former New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly Joins ABC News

March 28, 2014- A blog reports, “Ray Kelly, the former police commissioner of New York City, is joining ABC News as a consultant, Ben Sherwood announced this morning. “A 43-year veteran of the NYPD, Commissioner Kelly’s vast knowledge will provide … Continue reading

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Told you so. WTC parachutists finally charged.

March 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV was the first to report that the September 2013 mystery parachutists who landed at the foot of Goldman Sachs had started their jump from the top of the One World Trade … Continue reading

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WTC parachutists had inside help from steel worker

March 24, 2014- The Post reports, “One of the three daredevils facing charges for parachuting from the World Trade Center last year is an ironworker who helped build the skyscraper — and may also have smuggled in the gear for … Continue reading

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New City Parks Commissioner: fate of PEP Captain Falcon uncertain

March 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD With reports that felony crimes in the city parks are growing at 18%, Mayor de Blasio has chosen a new Parks Commissioner. The question remains whether our own Clapton of the Park … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Second major lapse in Port Authority security at One WTC

March 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer It’s happened again! The NY Post is reporting that a 16-year-old young man, out of boredom, sneaked past sleeping security guards at One WTC (The Freedom Tower), and made it to the top … Continue reading

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PEP allow serious crime in parks to skyrocket

March 12, 2014- The WSJ reports, “Major felony crimes in 31 of the city’s biggest parks increased nearly 18% in 2013 compared with the previous year, pushing the yearly total to the highest level since officials began collecting data for … Continue reading

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Letter: Illegal town cars block disabled access to bus stop on Vesey Street

March 12, 2014- Letter to Editor by David Feldman The problems (that BP.TV wrote about) persist. A dispatcher, wearing a bright orange vest is positioned just past the bus stop on Vesey Street. His job is to guide vehicles, and … Continue reading

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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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Crime and Weather

March 6, 2014- Well, the cold could not keep thugs inside forever, the random acts of violence have started again. In Greenwich Village, a gay man was assaulted. On Bowery Street, a punk perpetrated a “knockout game” attack on a … Continue reading

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City closes strip clubs by going after liquor licenses

March 3, 2014- The NYT reports “The strip club industry is under broad attack in New York, as opponents have embraced a startlingly effective strategy: Spare the strip clubs, but punish their liquor.

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Man arrested for jogging after dark in Prospect Park

March 1, 2014- A local blog posted the first person account of a man arrested, held overnight, for jogging after dark in prospect Park. “I was arrested on Tuesday night for running in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park after dark. It was, … Continue reading

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Letter: Secondhand pot smoke plagues Gateway Plaza

February 14, 2014 Dear Editor, Gateway not only has a problem with electricity,  but it is becoming a POT den. This is not a Friday night thing. It is every night…very Heavy pot from 6pm -12, so strong that if … Continue reading

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Port Authority cop makes first arrest in 14-years on Vesey Street

February 13, 2014- The Post reports, “Port Authority top cop Joseph Dunne hadn’t made an arrest in 14 years — but the old reflexes kicked in at West and Vesey streets Tuesday when a woman in distress pointed out a … Continue reading

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Hate crime “Knockout” punch kills man

February 11, 2014- The Post reports on the prosecution of a man who murdered another man after he randomly punched him in the head. The “knockout” epidemic has made the news, but few realize the seriousness of those assaults.

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NYPD Commissioner Bratton begins shakeup of top brass

February 11, 2014- DNAinfo reports, “The NYPD shakeup has started. The Chief of Detectives and the head of Internal Affairs are being replaced…..The commissioner told Philip Pulaski, the hard-charging three star chief in charge of the city’s detective bureau, and … Continue reading

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The reason deadly cab drivers keep their TLC licenses

February 10, 2014- The WSJ reports that New York State and City have very narrow definitions of vehicular homicide, including only people driving while drink or on drugs. Therefore, many dangerous drivers with past histories of deadly crashes continue to … Continue reading

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Mayor de Blasio’s social equality platform: A fascinating experiment

January 22, 2013- By Steven E. Greer We are witnessing a fascinating political science experiment unfold in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio won the office by tapping into the protest vote. Millions of New Yorkers had become disaffected … Continue reading

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This is why sidewalk food vendors are a scourge to communities

February 7, 2014- The Post reports on a sidewalk hotdog vendor who flaunted the city health code and accrued $330,000 in unpaid fines. He used fake ID’s to get new licenses, etc. This is not a rare outlier. Many of … 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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BPCA promises action on unsafe street crossing at PS 276

February 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer At the CB1 meeting tonight, at the end of the meeting as “new business”, the topic of the recent accidents in front of PS 276 on Battery Place were discussed. In the audience … Continue reading

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Noise tops New Yorkers’ quality-of-life complaints

January 20, 2014- The Post reports, “Screeching subway trains, honking cars, roaring planes, barking dogs and boisterous people make noise the Big Apple’s No. 1 quality-of-life complaint. A city hotline got more than 260,000 noise complaints last year. Silence, it … Continue reading

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P.S. 276 Crossing Guard Hit by Car at ‘Unsafe’ Intersection, Police Say

February 3, 2014- DNAinfo reports, “A school crossing guard was struck by a passing cab as she stood on duty outside of Battery Park City’s P.S./I.S. 276 at an intersection that parents and police say is unsafe. “I’m very concerned … 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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BP.TV supports the NYPD’s crackdown on bad drivers

January 28, 2014- BP.TV highly supports the new Mayor’s policing efforts to crackdown on drivers who harm pedestrians. The Post reports, “Less than a week after the NYPD’s infamous ticket blitz of jaywalkers, cops switched gears and targeted rogue drivers … Continue reading

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An extremely illegal taxi line on Vesey Street

Illegal town cars are out of control on Vesey Street

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Illegal town cars are out of control on Vesey Street

January 27, 2014- I was walking into the WFC when I heard a woman at the bus stop say “Officer, officer, these cars are blocking the bus stop. I have to go into the middle of the street to get … Continue reading

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24-yo man arrested for slugging 74-yo man

January 23, 2014- A local police blotter reports that men impersonating garbage men lured a bar employee of Cricket and Arms outside to remove trash, under threat of writing a citation, then robbed the store while the employee was outside. … Continue reading

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