Category Archives: Gripes

Outrageous: Brookfield shuts off only detour at ground level to spite P.J. Clarke’s

July 22, 2014- Opinion by Steven E. Greer The Canadian real estate bullies who run Brookfield Properties, who have been allowed to get away with anything, no matter how great

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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

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Helicopter noise, Hudson River Park Trust, Music Bands, Op-Ed, Outdoor events, Parks, Performing arts, Restaurants, Schools, Seafood, Seaport, SoHo | 1 Comment

Complaints about dogs in dog-free grass parks

Update July 22, 2014- This was spotted today. She is likely from FiDi using the lawn as her personal dog sewer.

Posted in Battery Park City and BPCA, Dog feces and urine on sidewalks, Gripes, Pets | 1 Comment

NY Waterway is the root of the ferry boat horn noise

Update July 20, 2014- We filmed these today. The yellow boat, operated by New Jersey’s Liberty Landing, did not honk at all. The NY Waterway boat made a bare minimum quick toot. May 3, 2014- By Steven E. Greer

Posted in Battery Park City and BPCA, New York Waterway ferry boat pollution | 1 Comment

Tour bus collides with car at dangerous West Thames and Battery Place intersection

July 18, 2014 (2:00 PM)- By Steven E. Greer, MD Today, at the infamous intersection of West Thames and Battery Place, where the DOT is in the process of installing safety measures,

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Dangerous West Thames and South End Ave crossings, Lawyers, Schools | 1 Comment

The other Goldman Sachs bike junkyard

Update July 20, 2014- The bikes by Shake Shack are much more orderly.

Posted in Gripes, Restaurants | 3 Comments

Brookfield shuts down the only artery between north and south BPC for two days

July 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Tonight and tomorrow, the Lowdown Hudson Blues is taking place this year, once again. It is produced by Brookfield Properties.

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Community Board 1, - NYPD First Precinct, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Brookfield Place delays, Events and Activities, Lawyers, Music Bands, Nightlife | 6 Comments

Caution: Citi Bike company routinely charging credit cards for bogus reasons

Update July 14, 2014 (4:00 PM)- The NYC Inspector General is aware if this problem and investigating.

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, BIkes, Crime, Gripes, Op-Ed | Leave a comment

Cops ticket truck illegally parked on North End Avenue as PEP do nothing

July 10, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I was biking this evening and saw a huge tractor trailer tow truck illegally parked in the turning lane in front of The North End

Posted in - NYPD First Precinct, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Livery town car drivers | 3 Comments

BatteryPark.TV gets results, water turned on at Kowsky Plaza

July 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer As a direct result of BatteryPark.TV reporting, the BPCA has jerry-rigged a series of hoses to supply water to the dog run and kids playground at Kowsky Plaza.

Posted in - Downtown oversight, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Dog feces and urine on sidewalks, Gripes, Parks | 2 Comments

Exclusive: P.J. Clarke’s wants your help fighting Brookfield

July 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer If you walk by P.J. Clarke’s during the lunch hour, the popular outdoor dining area will be empty. Only after the work shift do they become packed for dinner service.

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Brookfield Place delays, Featured Residents, Gripes, Op-Ed, Restaurants | 3 Comments

Good Owner, Bad Owner

July 17, 2014- These were taken at the same

Posted in Barbeque, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes, Tex-Mex | Leave a comment

Exclusive: LeFrak settles city lawsuit over lack of heat in Gateway Plaza

Update May 24, 2014- The complainant that caused the city to sue LeFrak has informed us (see comments below) that the case

Posted in - City government, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes | 2 Comments

Who’s idea was it to allow loud DJ parties on Governor’s Island every fricken Sunday night?

July 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I support love music for Downtown more than anyone, but even I think this is a really bad idea. On Governor’s Island, every

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes, Music Bands, Seaport | 2 Comments

Food vendor invasion reaches Goldman Alley

Update July 17, 2014 (1:24 PM)- NYPD and City Health Inspectors are busting the food vendors in front of El Vez. Update June 16, 2014- The City Health Department fined this duo of carts more than $2,000 today. Update June … Continue reading

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The perfect hamburger is very simple

July 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The perfect American hamburger is simple. However, the food pornographer chefs of New York City love to overthink the hamburger. Virtually every hamburger written up in New York press is perverted beyond recognition.

Posted in Cooking tips, Gripes, Hamburgers, fries, Reviews, Tip of the Week | 1 Comment

Exclusive: Lack of restrooms at 9/11 Memorial causes people to pee on buildings

July 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The large 9/11 Memorial park, that is now open to anyone

Posted in - NYPD First Precinct, - State Government, Crime, Gripes, World Trade Center | 1 Comment

Danny Meyer needs to sell his BPC restaurants and leave town

July 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD No one is a bigger supporter of the three Union Square Hospitality restaurants in Battery Park City than I am. In late 2011, when Shake Shack opened, then Blue Smoke and North … Continue reading

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Broadsheet uses BP.TV exclusive without proper reference

July 7, 2014- The Broadsheet (BS) posted an online story today about the departure of the BPCA board member Fernando Mateo

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20 electeds want to outright ban tourist helicopters. Mayor de Blasio’s EDC opposes them.

June 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Not reported whatsoever in the press was a City Council meeting of 20 elected federal, state, and city officials, who all want to completely ban tourists helicopters over the city. However,

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - State Government, Helicopter noise | 3 Comments