Category Archives: Gripes

The BPCA needs to force LeFrak to upgrade Gateway’s windows and facade

February 21, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Here we are again. After three years of reporting on the freezing conditions inside Gateway Plaza

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Topic of illegal police car parking on North End and River terrace discussed

March 4, 2015- The NYPD’s decision to long-term park unmarked cars all over northern BPC

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NYPD conducting “Live shooter” drills with blanks in 250 Vesey

March 4, 2015- The NYPD is turning 250 Vesey into a shooting range tonight. From 8:00 PM to

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Review: Equinox gym in Brookfield Place

February 24, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Equinox Gym in Brookfield Place has finally opened and is attracting the expected crowd

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The new Gateway Plaza heating units are still generating inexplicably high electric bills

March 3, 2015- Letter to the Editor from Gateway resident

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Inept BPC Parks spreads useless sand on sidewalks that only dirties interiors

February 5, 2015- The head of the BPC Parks Conservancy, Tess Huxley, has screwed up royally again. In an effort to be

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A new form of Downtown gentrification: One percenters evicting the mere wealthy

March 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has reported on several cases recently of wealthy families with incomes over six-figures, renting apartments that cost well more than $3,000 per month, who have been evicted as their buildings were … Continue reading

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BPCA backs off plans to allow other baseball teams to use the fields

February 22, 2015- Letter to the Editor by Craig Carton It’s business as usual with

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A 21st Century Titanic waiting to happen on the Hudson

February 25, 2015- The East River ferry boats have been stopped due to the ice. However,

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Dangerous MTA bus drivers finally being arrested

February 20, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Last year, an MTA bus driver was violating the law and parking his full-size bus on North End

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New operator for Downtown Connection buses to be chosen soon

February 20, 2015- By Steven E. Greer I spoke with Andy Breslau of the Downtown Alliance to get an update on the RFP process to select

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As Uber and Lyft poach drivers, yellow cab drivers get worse

Update February 12, 2015- The TLC-licensed driver of the town car that crashed on 30th Street and the West Side Highway, killing CBS reporter Bob Simon, was driven by an incompetent man.

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Lengthy RFP for contractors not required by law before replacing ballfield turf

Update: February 15, 2013 Although progress has been made at removing the ballfields old turf, the replacement work has been delayed

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Is pot smoke poisoning your building?

February 12, 2015- In New York apartment buildings in the cold months, the convection currents blow the air in

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The city’s best outdoor cafe has just been turned into an NYPD parking lot

February 3, 2015- The CB1 met tonight. In a rare move, the Commanding officer of the First Precinct, Brendan Timoney,

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Letter: I am sick of Townley using BPCA as his piggy bank

Letter to the Editor September 26, 2013- By BPC Parent I am sick of Bob Townley

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Who’s the NY Supreme Court judge abusing their parking pass on Rector Place?

Update February 7, 2015- This car has not been seen since our reporting.

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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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Letter to the Editor: The Rector Street Bridge should come down, and don’t build another one!

April 13, 2014- By Gerald Hanweck Dear Editor, Right on! And don’t build the new one, either. It’s a waste of money.

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The ferry boat horn blowing noise nuisance coming to Pier-A

January 29, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Last month, the CB1 entertained the thought of allowing the company “Manhattan by Sail”, operated by

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