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Photos 8-10-2013

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Wagner Park at day 8-2-2013

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The Urban Farm

Warrie Price, President and Founder of the Battery Conservancy, gives Liz Conner a tour of the new Urban Farm growing vegetables

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Sequoia tree killed by Hurricane Sandy

Update July 22, 2013- This Sequoia has died and will be removed and replaced with one more sturdy in saltwater conditions.   May 7, 2013- The sequoia tree seems to be surviving, with green shoots appearing.

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Zinnias 2013

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Water outage in BPC Parks Conservancy

May 4, 2013- The reason the water for the community gardens on Albany Street is not activated is that the pipes have a break under the grass field Since that is Hudson River Park Trust property, they are hiring an … Continue reading

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Spring, 2013, finally

April 17, 2013-  Click on images for full screen

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The Speaker Silver bridge to happen

Update November 27, 2012 The West Thames Bridge, that BP.TV exclusively reported on October 5th would finally be built, is getting closer to “shovel in the ground” stage in 2013. The latest development is that the city has agreed to … Continue reading

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Monarch butterflies in Wagner Park

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BatteryPark.TV improves the environment

July 14, 2012 By Steven Greer, MD Battery Park is the greenest neighborhood in Manhattan in terms of energy efficient apartment buildings and well kept parks. It attracts residents with young kids for that reason. Also, environmentally active A-list celebrities, … Continue reading

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The grass field is a big success so far

August 10, 2012 By Steven Greer The West Thames Park grass field is a smashing success this year and is being used properly by the children and adults. After two years of disgraceful neglect caused by a feud between the … Continue reading

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Wagner Park in bloom

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Take that, garden poachers

Growing vegetables and flowers in a public garden in Manhattan is challenging. People tend to steal the fruits of the gardener’s labor. But we have a solution. The NYPD has installed a high tech surveillance tower with cameras specifically to … Continue reading

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Garden of the Week

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Picture of the Week

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Photos of the Week

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The lunatics are on the grass

April 14, 2012  By Steven Greer Saturday was a stunningly beautiful, blue sky, 70 degree day in Battery Park, but the West Thames Park grass field was still not opened despite having been ready for months. All of the grass … Continue reading

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Tulips in April

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Sneak peak of the newly seeded field

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Photo of the Week

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Photos of the Week

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Time lapse of Freedom Tower/Sun Flowers going up

(View in full screen 1080iHD) September 10, 2011 By Steven Greer A time lapse of our local garden sun flowers growing into mini-towers as the real Freedom Tower grows behind it.

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A Tour of the Battery Conservancy

June 21, 2011 Battery Conservancy President and Founder, Warrie Price, gives Liz Conner a tour of the Battery Conservancy (viewable on full screen 1080iHD)

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First bloomers

March 17, 2011 Congratulations. You survived the Winter of 2010-2011. Click to enlarge photos Aconis  

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The West Thames grass field is closed for the season

November 7, 2011 After numerous stories in the local press observing that the expensive newly sodded West Thames Tire Swing Park grass field was becoming trampled to death once again, the Parks Conservancy headed by Tess Huxley finally closed the … Continue reading

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Grass field well on its way to becoming a mud field again

September 6, 2011 The CB1 Battery Park City committee met last night to discuss the protection and upkeep of the luxurious expensive West Thames “Tire Swing” Park grass field. Recall, the BPCA refused to care for the field in 2010 … Continue reading

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Photos of the week

September 2, 2011 Wagner Park A flower hovering in air over a bench, or is it (Click images to expand)

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No doubt about it. That’s a farmer’s market.

August 4, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD In what could be the freshest vegetables and fruits in all of Manhattan, and the most verifiably organic farmer’s market in the city, the Urban Farm of the Battery Conservancy is now yielding … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week

August 5, 2011 A bumble bee getting to work (click image to enlarge)

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Should organized sports be allowed on the new West Thames grass field?

June 3, 2011 Please complete this brief survey expressing your opinion on how the grass field should be used. Please click here to take the survey. It takes 20-seconds. The “mud field” of West Thames Park is now sodded. In … Continue reading

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Scammers at the Farmers’ Market?

Update: June 30, 2011 A more genuine farmer’s market already The farmer’s market at the WFC seems more authentic already, since our first story. Gone are the corn and watermelon in June that were  clearly imported from thousands of miles … Continue reading

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Who killed the ducklings of Teardrop Park?

June 7, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has learned that a mallard duck nest in Teardrop Park, that hatched into at least 10 ducklings, all drowned in the waterfall pond approximately two weeks ago. According to park sources, a … Continue reading

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BPC covered in Roses

May 29, 2011 More people have decided to grow roses this year, and the weather seems to be cooperating to yield good flowers. (click images to expand)                

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The Parks Conservancy delays the new sod for the mud field

Update: May 17, 2011 It appears as if the Parks folks have struck an agreement with the DOT over the handling of the mud field. A press release today from the DOT read, “The lawn will be closed for re-sodding … Continue reading

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Early gardens

May 3, 2011 Photo montage of the early 2011 gardens (viewable in 1080i HD)

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Who killed the Koi?

April 21, 2011 One of the best assets in Battery Park City for children and visitors has been the unique and highly prized collection of large Koi fish in the waterfall pond by the Irish Hunger Memorial. The fish have … Continue reading

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Say goo’bye to my leetle friend

October 13, 2009 Wasting no time, the DOT began construction on the new “Tire Swing Park” preventing any further delays from opposition groups. The current estimated budget is approximately $9 Million for the project. Despite opposition from residents, the project … Continue reading

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How bout these apples?

October 23, 2010 Few people shopping at Whole Foods take the time to weigh the produce and calculate just exactly how expensive the fruits and vegetables are per item. We saw the large pile of fresh apples that the TriBeCa … Continue reading

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Harvest Moon

September 25, 2010 There was a rare Harvest Moon a few days ago, so it is fitting to show this montage of images from the 2010 season in the BPC Community Gardens. See if you spot any gardens you know. … Continue reading

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