Category Archives: Gripes

Le Dîner en Blanc shuts down the bike path

July 29, 2015- Letter to the Editor by BPCResident

Posted in - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Events and Activities, Gripes, Outdoor events, Parks | 2 Comments

300 Albany sneaks up even more radiation emitting cell tower brain blasters

Update July 25, 2015- Today, in typical stealth fashion, on a slow weekend day when most people

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

Exclusive: Local woman hit by car while walking dog on South End Ave

July 14, 2015- By Steven E. Greer On June 15th, at 4:45 AM, local BPC resident Roberta Kahan was walking her dog across

Posted in - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Dangerous West Thames and South End Ave crossings | 3 Comments

Crain’s Op-Ed to ban tourist helicopters

July 24, 2015- Crain’s posted a guest Op-Ed from the City Council members who introduced

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - Politics, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes, Helicopter noise, Lawyers, Op-Ed, Seaport | Leave a comment

The design firm that invented “Urban Planning” deemed unsuitable by BPCA

Update July 23, 2015- The New York Attorney General’s antitrust division is now investigating this. 

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Politics, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Dangerous West Thames and South End Ave crossings, Gripes | 1 Comment

City Council bill to ban tourist helicopters

Update July 24, 2015- The bill was introduced.

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA, Financial District, Helicopter noise, Hudson River Park Trust, Seaport | Leave a comment

The bike junkyard in front of Goldman Sachs

July 23, 2015- No restaurant with delivery service should need more than two bikes.

Posted in - Downtown oversight, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes, Restaurants, Wall Street | Leave a comment

BP.TV gets results again: Dead trees removed from Vesey Street

Update July 22, 2015- The manger of El Vez informed us, “The trees are getting removed this morning

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Brookfield Place delays, Gripes, Wall Street | 2 Comments

Exclusive: New operators for the Downtown Connection bus chosen

Update June 9, 2015- By Steven E. Greer As a direct result of BateryPark.TV reporting and negotiations with the Downtown Alliance,

Posted in - Downtown oversight, Battery Park City and BPCA, Financial District, Gripes, Livery town car drivers, TriBeCa | Leave a comment

The yacht Boardwalk no longer has helicopter

June 13, 2015- After BatteryPark.TV and the Broadsheet reported on the helicopter that was

Posted in - Downtown oversight, Battery Park City and BPCA, Brookfield Place delays, Crime, Hudson River Park Trust, Sailing/Yachting, Seaport, Wall Street | Leave a comment

Gone in 60 Seconds: S7:E7

July 20, 2015- You can do the same thing. If you see these buses, take photos and send them to CB1’a Noah

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - NYPD First Precinct, Battery Park City and BPCA, Livery town car drivers, World Trade Center | 1 Comment

Man likely murdered on sidewalk in front of Battery Tunnel garage

July 21, 2015- A New Jersey blog reports, “Polanco was discovered at 10:45 p.m. on July 12, facedown

Posted in - NYPD First Precinct, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Dangerous West Thames and South End Ave crossings, Financial District | Leave a comment

West Street jackhammering all night keeps thousands awake

July 19, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD Somehow, a routine highway construction job on West Street by the Battery Tunnel, the northbound lane

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - NYPD First Precinct, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes | Leave a comment

Whole Foods has been overcharging you

Update July 2, 2015- In the wake of the bad press, the two CEO’s of Whole Foods are now admitting that they

Posted in -- In the News, Gripes, Groceries, Health and lifestyle, Lawyers, TriBeCa | 2 Comments

Man Slashed With Box Cutter in Daytime near BPC

July 15, 2015- DNAinfo reports that a man was slashed with a box cutter ion broad daylight in front of 52 Broadway.

Posted in - NYPD First Precinct, Crime, Financial District, Gripes | Leave a comment

Park rangers look the other way as pot smoking becomes rampant in the parks

July 5, 2015- By Steven E. Greer At 8:55 PM tonight, I smelled the strong odor of marijuana coming from the Rector Place Park benches

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - Politics, Battery Park City and BPCA, Decline of our parks, Parks | Leave a comment

Letter: I bought food from Gristedes with mold all over it

July 13, 2015- Letter to the Editor by Nicole

Posted in - Downtown oversight, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes, Groceries, Health and lifestyle | 2 Comments

BPCA’s Dennis Mehiel used wife’s minority status to get big contracts

July 13, 2015- By Steven E. Greer We have heard rumors for years that Dennis Mehiel, the Chairman and CEO of the BPCA and

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Decline of our parks, Featured Residents, Gripes, Lawyers, Op-Ed | Leave a comment

No activity in the new “sailing school”

July 1, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The new “sailing school” that has supposedly replaced Mike Fortenbaugh’s is getting

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes, Outdoor events, Sailing/Yachting, Schools, Sports and fitness | 4 Comments

Illegal hot dog vendor at Brookfield Place entrance smells up the sidewalk

July 9, 2015- Brookfield Place should be the one to handle this problem, and they do nothing.

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - City government, - Downtown oversight, - NYPD First Precinct, Battery Park City and BPCA, Brookfield Place delays, Livery town car drivers | Leave a comment