Category Archives: Gripes

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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Accomplishment: Biggest building in BPC gets a dedicated US Postal delivery person once again

Update March 17, 2015- As a direct result of BPTV actions (see below), a dedicated mail

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes | 4 Comments

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

The subways are so bad now that even jaded New Yorkers want action

March 19, 2015- New Yorkers like to think that they are tough and demanding, but they actually

Posted in - City government, - State Government, -- In the News, Gripes | 1 Comment

City’s EDC head, Kyle Kimble, steps down, dealing blow to Howard Hughes Corp’s Seaport and tourist helicopters

March 25, 2015- The WSJ is reporting that head of the EDC, Kyle Kimball, is stepping down.

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, Battery Park City and BPCA, Helicopter noise, New York Waterway ferry boat pollution, Seaport | 1 Comment

New report: Artificial turf fields have unsafe levels of lead

March 16, 2015- USA Today is reporting about a new government study that reviewed the

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Doctors, Dentists, Gardening, Gripes, Parks, Schools, Sports and fitness | 1 Comment

Federal class action lawsuit against Poulakakos for violating minimum wage laws

May 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV was tipped off last year by former employees of Harry’s Steakhouse that the Poulakakos family

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes, Lawyers, Restaurants | 6 Comments

Downtown Connection bus operator deactivates GPS, provides no service on weekends

Update March 21, 2015- The weekend drivers are either derelict, sleeping somewhere instead of working

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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

Posted in - Brookfield Place, Battery Park City and BPCA, Brookfield Place delays, Child care, Gyms and Pools, Health and lifestyle, Nail & Spa, Op-Ed, Reviews, Sports and fitness | Leave a comment

Another pointless running race disturbs the peace in BPC

March 15, 2015- Once again, another pointless running race was allowed to end in south BPC,

Posted in - NYPD First Precinct, Battery Park City and BPCA, Charities Philanthropy, Events and Activities, Gripes, Outdoor events, Sports and fitness | 2 Comments

Have you been price gouged by Hudson Produce?

March 6, 2015- We are getting reports that Hudson Produce is charging delivery customers

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Should the Downtown Connection bus service we pay for be exclusive to BPC residents?

September 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I rode the Downtown Connection “free” bus service yesterday, and experience some really concerning

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - NYPD First Precinct, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Crime, Gripes | 3 Comments

Internet providers are “throttling” high-bandwidth sites

March 7, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The Internet service providers (ISP’s), such as Time Warner Cable, Comcast, and Verizon are

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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 | 2 Comments

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

Update March 19, 2015- Uber drivers now outnumber yellow cab TLC drivers.

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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

Posted in - NYPD First Precinct, Crime, Gripes | 1 Comment

Letter: Secondhand pot smoke plagues Gateway Plaza

February 14, 2014 Dear Editor, Gateway not only has a problem with electricity,  but it is becoming a POT den. This is not a Friday night thing. It is every night…very Heavy pot from 6pm -12, so strong that if … Continue reading

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Review: Modern marijuana is too strong

March 6, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD I am not morally opposed to marijuana, but I despise the drug for many scientific reasons. First

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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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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