Category Archives: Gripes

Comptroller Stringer issues audit report validating our warnings on Citi Bike fraud

Update December 12, 2014- Comptroller Stringer issued an audit report validating our warning, below.

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, BIkes, Crime, Gripes, Op-Ed | 2 Comments

Review: I signed up for Uber, and it works well

December 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I used Uber for the first time. It was

Posted in - City government, Livery town car drivers, Reviews, Videos | 1 Comment

Exclusive: BatteryPark.TV confirms that Robert Serpico’s assistant filed a complaint with the federal government over sexual harassment

November 18, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV previously reported that the long-time CFO of the BPCA,

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Gripes, Lawyers | Leave a comment

Two years later, and no progress on Gateway Plaza freezing conditions

Update December 5, 2014- Nothing has changed from the status described below. A few of the promised new heating units

Posted in - Community Board 1, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes, Videos | 18 Comments

Déjà vu: El Vez is plagued by the same things that hurt others on the block

November 23, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Last week, I was getting some exercise and walking on Vesey Street when I spotted a large family coming from the 9/11 Memorial looking

Posted in - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes, Op-Ed, Restaurants | Leave a comment

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

Posted in - Federal government, - NYPD First Precinct, -- In the News, Gripes, Lawyers, Op-Ed | 1 Comment

The Tunnel to Towers no longer fits well within BPC

Update November 6, 2014- As a direct result of BatteryPark.TV action,

Posted in Battery Park City and BPCA, Brookfield Place delays, Events and Activities, Gripes, Op-Ed, Outdoor events, Volunteering | 3 Comments

BPCA is a no-show to CB1 meeting just days ahead of announcement on the North Cove Marina contract

December 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The BPCA’s esteemed “community affairs” person, Robin Forst, hired to replace the ousted Dynamic Duo of Anne Fenton

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes | 1 Comment

My bank is so bad

November 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer One week ago, I was humiliated at a restaurant when my bank card, loaded with cash, was declined.

Posted in Gripes, Wall Street | 2 Comments

The BPC ice rink that benefits a real estate conglomerate but not the community

November 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Years ago, the BPC ice rink was located on the ballfields, was almost the size of a football field, and families from Tribeca and FiDi enjoyed it.

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Brookfield Place delays, Child care, Gripes, Outdoor events, Sports and fitness, Wall Street | 4 Comments

The FCC: an agency corrupted to the core and run by a former Verizon lobbyist

November 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The national news has recently picked up on the WSJ story about how high powered dangerous cell phone towers

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes, Lawyers | Leave a comment

Mayor de Blasio continues to say “Let them eat cake” to anti-helicopter activists

November 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer To no one’s surprise, Mayor de Blasio is still not going to

Posted in - City government, - Federal government, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA, Helicopter noise, Seaport | Leave a comment

Safe crossings at Greer Pedestrian Plaza

August 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD After two years of work by a community effort, with the cooperation of the City DOT, extensive street safety measures were designed for South End Avenue

Posted in - City government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Dangerous West Thames and South End Ave crossings, Schools | Leave a comment

TD Bank proudly the sponsor of street graffiti

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Pier-A plaza opens

November 14, 2014- The Pier-A plaza that cost more

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Brookfield Place delays, Outdoor events, Parks, Restaurants | Leave a comment

BPC Public library develops horrible body odor smell

December 21, 2013- By Steven E Greer At the last CB1 meeting held at the BPC Library,

Posted in - City government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes | 1 Comment

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

Posted in -- In the News, Accomplishments, Featured Residents, Gripes, New York Waterway ferry boat pollution, Sailing/Yachting | 5 Comments

Should Gateway Plaza be condemned and LeFrak evicted?

Update October 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer File this under our “Told you so” file: Below, last February, BP.TV

Posted in - City government, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Dog feces and urine on sidewalks, Gripes, Op-Ed | 10 Comments

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.

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Real estate, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Crime, Doctors, Dentists, Gripes, Health and lifestyle, Lawyers, Videos | 2 Comments

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,

Posted in - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, Battery Park City and BPCA, New York Waterway ferry boat pollution, Seaport | 2 Comments