Category Archives: Gripes

Wife of Sheldon Silver and another convicted felon choose his successor in Assembly

Tweet February 8, 2016- BatteryPark.TV warned how sleazy the process of replacing Sheldon Would be, but we had no idea it would be this egregious.  Tweet

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So many closed retail storefronts that it looks like 2009 again

Tweet February 7, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I was in SoHo again and noticed numerous closed retail storefronts in the heart of the fancy Tweet

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Neighbors warned Catherine McVay Hughes and her CB1 of swaying Tribeca crane hours before fatal collapse

Tweet February 5, 2016- Folks, if you see a construction crane, walk away from it. They are dangerous Tweet

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BPCA ousts head of parks programming?

Tweet February 4, 2016- by Steven E. Greer We have previous been critical of the lame programming decisions by the BPC Parks Conservancy. Tweet

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Exclusive: State agencies investigate possible illegal shuttering of BPC Parks Conservancy

Tweet Update February 6, 2016- The AG replied and is working on this. Tweet

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BPCA shutters the Parks Conservancy

Tweet January 29, 2016- by Steven E. Greer During the January 27th BPCA board meeting, the annual report was discussed and approved. Tweet

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Letter: Why is there so much turnover in staff at Milford Management?

Tweet February 5, 2016- Letter from BPC resident: I am a resident in one of the Milford-managed buildings and have noticed tremendous turnover Tweet

Posted in - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Featured Residents, Gripes, Lawyers, Op-Ed | 2 Comments

CB1 allows Asphalt Green to dismantle portions of your $70 Million community center

Tweet February 3, 2016- by Steven Greer BatteryPark.TV has previously reported how Asphalt Green is failing at providing community Tweet

Posted in - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Art and Museums, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Cooking tips, Events and Activities, Gripes, Gyms and Pools, Health and lifestyle, Op-Ed, Parks, Restaurants, Shops and markets, Sports and fitness | 1 Comment

My recommendations for buying a desktop (if you don’t do Apple)

Tweet Update January 17, 2016- Well, the third time is a charm. I purchased a Lenovo 27-inch Tweet

Posted in Gripes, Op-Ed, Photography | 2 Comments

Cuomo gives the middle finger to local city Democrats

Tweet February 1, 2016- by Steven E. Greer The bigger story playing out with this PEP-firing is how Governor Como, the man in charge Tweet

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Busted: Our missing PEP found

Tweet Update February 2, 2016- The TribecaTrib is regurgitating our exclusive story today, not Tweet

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Angry pitchfork mob demands the ouster of BPCA Chairman Dennis Mehiel

Tweet December 16, 2015- by Steven E. Greer The BPCA hosted a rare Town Hall meeting tonight, and surprisingly, all of the top executives Tweet

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City EDC strikes deal to cut noisy helicopter flights in half

Tweet   Update January 31, 2016- The city and its EDC have agreed to cut the number of noisy tourist Tweet

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Politics, - State Government, Accomplishments, Battery Park City and BPCA, Helicopter noise, New York Waterway ferry boat pollution, Op-Ed, Seaport, The Battery | 3 Comments

Tell us your experience with Urgent Care Tribeca on 200 Chambers

Tweet February 22, 2013 The urgent care center at 200 Chambers Street (by The Palm restaurant, on the West Side Highway) provides very prompt care. In most cases, patients can be seen right away. However, we have been receiving complaints … Continue reading

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Review: One World Observatory is a horrible experience

Tweet January 27, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I visited the One World Observatory last night for the CB1 meeting. It was Tweet

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Playing Robin Hood: Cuomo and De Blasio fight over how to spend your tax dollars outside of BPC

Tweet January 27, 2016- Playing Robin Hood, Governor Cuomo and Comptroller Stringer have ganged Tweet

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Who would be good choices for Governor Cuomo to select as new BPCA board members?

Tweet January 15, 2016- by Steven E. Greer Since the BPCA controls how your tax dollars are spent, and the BPCA is comprised of appointed Tweet

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

Tip of the Week: Use Gett instead of Uber whenever possible

Tweet Update January 24, 2016- These alternatives to Uber are doing so well that Uber is now Tweet

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - Politics, Gripes, Tip of the Week, Wall Street | 1 Comment

Could the BPCA’s Kevin McCabe and Robin Forst be charged with assault?

Tweet January 25, 2016- In the news is a story about a radical professor at the University of Missouri Tweet

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Told you so. It was not a blizzard according to the NYT

Tweet January 24, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I am such a genius contrarian. All of you thought that I had lost my marbles when I was proclaiming Tweet

Posted in - Downtown oversight, -- In the News, Accomplishments, Battery Park City and BPCA, City Hall & Civic Center, Film Theater and TV, Financial District, Governors Island, Gripes, Hudson River Park Trust, Lower East Side, Op-Ed, Seaport, SoHo, The Battery, TriBeCa, World Trade Center | 6 Comments