Category Archives: Gripes

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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One fisherman: five fishing poles

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

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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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Gristedes south is being gutted and renovated

September, 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer After years of complaints about faulty freezers allowing food to thaw,

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Ample demand for better grocery stores downtown

May 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I bought 15 items at Whole Foods today, at 3:00 PM, which is the only time I venture out, in order to avoid crowds. Son of a gun, every single cashier line 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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Is Sheldon Silver really fighting for more schools?

December 3, 2013- By Steven E. Greer MD Some of State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s proudest accomplishments are the new schools that he takes credit for building. He even has

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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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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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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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Exclusive: The NBA draws creeps to BPC

July 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Conrad Hotel is the preferred site now for the visiting NBA teams. They practice in the Asphalt Green gymnasium. Also, the hotel is far enough away from Midtwon to keep the … Continue reading

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Citizen places entire community board under arrest for violating state open meeting law

June 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has extensively written about the rampant violation of New York Open Meeting Law by the BPCA board and Community Board 1. Whenever

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

September 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer As the new forms of transportation powered by Uber and Lyft grow in New York City, they are poaching the best yellow cab

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Good Samaritan told to stop clearing the weeds

August 30, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We previously reported on a good Samaritan volunteer, Michael Carthins, working with the Doe Foundation, who took it upon himself

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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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Exclusive: Huge impediment to bike and pedestrian flow possibly removed

July 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer During the July 1st CB1 meeting, pedestrian congestion caused by the increase in tourists was brought up. The discussion then turned to speeding bikes that have to share the esplanade with walkers thanks … Continue reading

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Remove this bike path obstacle

July 4, 2013- By Steven E. Greer This 12-year-old barrier installed by the BPCA after 9/11 is obstructing the only bike

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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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Despite “New law”, Speaker Silver still fails to bring in new schools to Downtown

August 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Governor Cuomo, both up for re-election in one month, have rushed through a new bill

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News reports confirm Citi Bike scam we first reported

September 12, 2014- The Post confirms what BatteryPark.TV previously reported,

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