Category Archives: Gripes

Exclusive: Large beer garden planned for Pier A esplanade

April 17, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has learned that the $6 Million paved esplanade adjacent to the Pier A nightclub is scheduled to be turned into a

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Exclusive: Pier A has acquired large chunks of BPC garages for valet parking rights

April 17, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has learned that many of the parking garages in Battery Park City have sold parking rights to the

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Without community input, BPCA allows radiation beaming cell tower to go up

April 17, 2014- Opinion by Steven E. Greer, MD The South BPC community is getting worked up over the stealth installation of an unknown-height Verizon cell tower going in on top of 300 Albany Street, BatteryPark.TV first reported on this … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Pier A group misled CB1, applies for full cabaret liquor license

April 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV was informed today by the New York State Liquor Authority that the application filed by the Pier A restaurant group (The Poulakakos family and the Dermott Company) for Pier A deviates considerably … Continue reading

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Tour buses line entire length of Battery Place

April 15, 2014- In what might be a hint of things to come when the Pier A event space opens, the entire length of Battery Place was jammed full of tour buses. The Ritz-Carlton did not know why they were … Continue reading

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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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Cuomo’s BPCA has the power to stop evictions at 22 River Terrace

April 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The BPC subcommittee of the CB1 discussed tonight the issue of the renters at 22 River Terrace who are being evicted by the new owners of the building as they convert to condos. … Continue reading

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Letter to State Liquor Authority: Do not allow the Pier A liquor license

April 13, 2014- By Delia von Neuschatz To: The New York State Liquor Authority Dear (name redacted) : I am a Battery Park City homeowner and resident writing to express my deep concern over the granting of a 7:00 AM … 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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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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Millennials, a fading nation, and who’s to blame

March 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Pew research people have a book out, “The Next America: Boomers, Millennials”,  and it has me thinking. I never really thought about it, but labeling the demise of a society as … Continue reading

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Teens dealing narcotics on Rector pedestrian bridge

April 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer This afternoon, a local couple (man, woman) who live on Rector Place approached NYPD officers dealing with a traffic matter to inform them of crime they had observed. According to the woman, she … 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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Not a single PEP south of Pier 40

April 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer In walked to the Meatpacking District today using the esplanade in the Hudson River Park. In the north and southbound trip, there was not a single PEP officer seen south of Pier 40.

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The BPC truck stop

April 9, 2014- A resident of North BPC made a funny comment, calling the situation on North End Avenue so bad, that it is a truck stop.

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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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Human error caused Seaport ferry boat crash

April 9, 2014- BatteryPark.TV has previously reported that the various ferry boat companies serving Downtown are unnecessarily risking lives by having only one human at the helm.

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Exclusive: BPCA hires engineer team to redesign streets

April 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has previously reported on the temporary plans of the City DOT that will make South End Avenue and West Thames safer. The installation of concrete medians and painted curbs, etc., was … Continue reading

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Sheldon Silver’s stop sign not helping PS 276

April 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The all-powerful State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s solution to the extremely unsafe road in front of PS 276 was to have the DOT place a stop sign. Local resident and mother of … Continue reading

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How much does it take to sway a CB1 member to do a 180?

March 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Over the last several years, as the Pier A project went from being the money pit of the city, to money pit of the BPCA, then to being a pure gift from the … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Details of the Class Action against LeFrak and the BPCA

April 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV obtained the actual legal complaint of the Class Action lawsuit brought by Gateway Plaza residents against the owners, LeFrak, and the BPCA. It has not been previously reported that the BPCA was … Continue reading

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Should Gateway Plaza be condemned?

February 16, 2014- Opinion By Steven E. Greer BP.TV receives many letters to the editor, most of them being gripes about quality of life issues. The vast majority of the complaints come from Gateway Plaza residents upset about conditions in … Continue reading

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Jenifer Rajkumar takes control of Gateway away from Plaskin’s GPTA

April 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has extensively reported on the feckless leadership of Glenn Plaskin and his Gateway Plaza Tenant Association (GPTA), as it allowed Gateway tenants to freeze in the winter and bake in the … Continue reading

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CB1 updates on ferry boat horn noise

April 1, 2014- The CB1 updated the status of Rep. Nadler’s attempts to have the Coast Guard come up with a common sense solution to the ferry boat horn issue. The bottom line is that the Coast Guard is not … Continue reading

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Jenifer Rajkumar leads lawsuit against LeFrak

April 1, 2014- ” PRNewswire- The LeFrak Organization, one of the largest landlords in New York City, put the deep freeze on thousands of Battery Park City residents during one of the coldest winters in recent memory. That is the … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Big guns come to the aid of the ferry boat noise nuisance

March 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD

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Update on ferry boat horn nuisance

March 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Congressman Nadler updated the community today during a very informal meet-and-greet in front of Gateway Plaza. He seems to have made an earnest effort to speak to the U.S. Coast Guard about the … Continue reading

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Important CB1 meeting today for BPC residents

March 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The monthly CB1 meeting tomorrow will discuss two issues vital to Battery Park City. You are encouraged to try to find the time and attend.

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NY Times covers local BPC effort to stop helicopter noise

March 22, 2014- BatteryPark.TV first got Rep. Nadler involved in a quality of life problem plaguing BPC and other waterfront neighborhoods. The hundreds of tourist helicopters each day are a serious cause of stress for residents, as are loud ferry … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Goldman Sachs takes down El Vez neon signs

Update March 22, 2014- The rest of the large neon signs were taken down as well. Read below for the whole scoop. March 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV first reported that the neon sign installed by Stephen Starr’s … Continue reading

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Letter to editor: Margaret Chin does not represent Downtown

March 19, 2014- By Battery Park Dad Regarding recent comments on BatteryPark.TV about Councilwoman Margaret Chin representing only Chinatown and city unions, I couldn’t agree more. If you want to make sure the Chinatown Senior Centers get their funding (and … Continue reading

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Zero coverage in local press of most important issue to BPC in years

March 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV exclusively reported that the operators of the new Pier A restaurant were granted by the CB1 a rare 4:00 AM liquor license in a residential community. Attending the CB1 meeting on March … Continue reading

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Citi Bike rates to increase

Update March 22, 2014- The cost for a Citi Bike will likely go up to cover the deficit run by the inept operators from Oregon. The WSJ reports. March 20, 2014- BatteryPark.TV has been the most vocal supporter of the … Continue reading

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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 York Times covers our story on kayak activists

July 24, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD Yesterday, we mentioned that the New Yorker Magazine had a feature column based on our exclusive reporting on kayak activists who forced the Coast Guard into requiring all ferry boat landing to … Continue reading

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High winds blow out windows in Gateway Plaza

March 13, 2014- A woman who lives in Gateway Plaza circulated this plea. “Dear Friends & Neighbors, After returning from a grueling day of walking dogs in 25 MPH winds, I came upon a disturbing scene. I was headed over … Continue reading

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Letter: Illegal town cars block disabled access to bus stop on Vesey Street

March 12, 2014- Letter to Editor by David Feldman The problems (that BP.TV wrote about) persist. A dispatcher, wearing a bright orange vest is positioned just past the bus stop on Vesey Street. His job is to guide vehicles, and … Continue reading

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Pier 26 updates

Update March 12, 2014- The CB1 subcommittee on Tribeca met and the HRPT updated the group on Pier 26. The restaurant is stalled, with no plans to open for at least 12-minths. BatteryPark.TV was the first source to report that … Continue reading

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Inspired by BP.TV, Gateway tenants take action into their own hands

March 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has been the only source to report on the conflicts of interest of the leaders of the Gateway Plaza Tenants Association (GPTA) that have led to inaction in correcting the poor … Continue reading

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A new BPC Homeowners Action Committee forms

February 18, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD As previously reported, the “BPC Homeowners Coalition” (BPCHC), which made news recently by having one of its members present before the CB1 meeting this month, is in fact an illegitimate organization lacking … Continue reading

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