Category Archives: Gripes

NY Post covers BatteryPark.TV story about the FEMA investigation into BPCA

November 10, 2013- The NY Post picked up our story about the odd decision by the BPCA to remove sandbags and intentionally allow pier A to flood during Hurricane Sandy. The printed version

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New Yorker Magazine covers our story on kayak activists

July 23, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD In the July 29th edition of New Yorker Magazine, journalist Nick Paumgarten covered our exclusive story about kayak activists in Midtown forcing the ferry boats docking in Battery Park City to honk … Continue reading

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Sheldon Silver writes letter in support of Mike Fortenbaugh’s marina

October 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The most powerful man in New York State politics, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, has written a letter of support for Mike Fortenbaugh to

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Battery Park invaded by commercial fishermen again

Chinatown fish causing serious skin infection epidemic

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Restaurants should charge upfront

September 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Restaurants should charge upfront. Think about it. How crass is it to ask diners to start to do accounting in their head after wine and food?

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One fisherman: five fishing poles

  September 17, 2014- This one man had five fishing rods in the water,

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Fishermen on the esplanade migrate north

Update August 21, 2013- Despite the PEP Captain claiming that they were enforcing rules to prevent the fishermen from setting up disgusting mini-fisheries

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BatteryPark.TV strongly supports the protestors in Ferguson, Missouri

August 14, 2014- Opinion by Steven E. Greer, MD On Saturday, August 9th, a hand-to-hand battle broke out between a white police officer and an 18-yo African American in Ferguson, Missouri. The young man’s name was Michael Brown. He was … Continue reading

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Local electeds come up emptyhanded with ferry boat horn noise solution

September 3, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The elected officials representing Downtown were made aware of the ferry boat horn noise issue directly as a result of the extensive BatteryPark.TV reporting,

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BPCA President’s husband asked to investigate Sheldon Silver

September 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics

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Soccer mom destroys other half of West Thames grass field

October 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The West Thames grass field was out of service for most of the year as the parks staff fenced it off to re-seed the lawn. Kids playing organized soccer destroyed the grass.

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Losers litter on South End Ave

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Who’s protecting the $40 Million Pier-A from vandalism?

October 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The BPCA recently approved the spending of an additional

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Did Milford Management install an unsafe radiation beam atop Cove Club?

October 3, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously exclusively reported on a secret Verizon cell tower that was installed atop the Cove Club at the intersection of West Thames and Battery Place.

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BPCA blames Poulakakos for Pier-A delays

September 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Back on March 4th, it seemed so brilliantly machiavellian. The Poulakakos restaurant team was poised to pull off the impossible. They seemingly

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Milford Management sneaks in Verizon cell tower atop Cove Club

September 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Using the same sneaky tactics employed by the condo board at 300 Albany, Milford Management is currently installing a

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The Tunnel to Towers no longer fits well within BPC

Update September 30, 2014- BP.TV has learned that the Tunnel to Towers will very likely not be returning to the Vesey Street location next year. September 28, 2014- The “Tunnel to Towers” events has been allowed to occupy and shut … Continue reading

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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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The Pier A beer garden is part of a bigger city plan to turn waterfront properties into concert venues

July 15, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The controversial Pier A beer garden, that succeeded in winning the broadest and most powerful of liquor licenses and will become

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Does Chinatown deserve its own City Council district?

September 18, 2014- Policy Opinion by Steven Greer The City Council districts were redrawn in 2013 by the Districting Commission. Several laws and factors determined the shape of District 1, which encompasses

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