Category Archives: Asphalt Green

The Asphalt Green roof leak will still be a budget item going into 2015

October 23, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported on the $1.5 Million spent by the BPCA to simply study the cause of a roof leak over

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - State Government, Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA | Leave a comment

Alarming gangs of tweens gather by ballfields every Friday night

October 18, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I got a tip about gangs of tweens hanging

Posted in - NYPD First Precinct, Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Crime, Nightlife, Schools, TriBeCa | Leave a comment

Brookfield Equinox now signing up members for 2015

September 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The Brookfield Place Equinox will occupy the entire space on the third floor that is above the Hudson Eats. Equinox managers have set up a temporary office

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Downtown oversight, Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA, Brookfield Place delays, Gyms and Pools, Health and lifestyle, Sports and fitness, Wall Street | 2 Comments

Exclusive: The NBA draws creeps to BPC

July 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Conrad Hotel is the preferred site now for the visiting NBA teams. They practice in the Asphalt Green gymnasium. Also, the hotel is far enough away from Midtwon to keep the … Continue reading

Posted in Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Events and Activities, Gripes, Hotels, Nightlife, Sports and fitness | 1 Comment

Tour of the new Stuyvesant Community Center

June 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The new and improved Stuyvesant Community Center (SCC) opened its doors to the community today. For selfish reasons, I should not post this article, to keep a good thing to ourselves, but … Continue reading

Posted in - Real estate, Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Gyms and Pools, Schools, Sports and fitness, Tip of the Week, TriBeCa | 1 Comment

How Asphalt Green eventually opened

June 13, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD Finally, seven years after the Battery Park City Authority approved the creation of the Asphalt Green community center, it will open this weekend and be nearly 18-months behind schedule. Undoubtedly, on June … Continue reading

Posted in - Community Board 1, - Real estate, - State Government, Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gyms and Pools, Op-Ed, Sports and fitness, TriBeCa, Videos | 3 Comments

Did Martha Gallo stage a press conference during the BPCA board meeting?

August 3, 2014- Opinion by Steven E. Greer On July 31st, the BPCA board convened a public meeting. In the audience was local resident Matt Fenton who is also an amateur writer for the local Broadsheet (BS). Mr. Fenton rarely … Continue reading

Posted in - Downtown oversight, Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA, Dangerous West Thames and South End Ave crossings | 1 Comment

Asphalt Green’s Carol Tweedy outrages CB1

May 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Asphalt Green’s long-time Executive Director, Carol Tweedy, finally, after a year of the BPC Asphalt Green being open, made an appearance before the community. She spoke to the monthly CB1 meeting held at … Continue reading

Posted in - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Cooking tips, Gripes, Gyms and Pools, Health and lifestyle, Sports and fitness | 1 Comment

Asphalt Green struggles

May 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We are hearing that the community programs offered by Asphalt Green,

Posted in Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Cooking tips, Events and Activities, Gyms and Pools, Health and lifestyle, Reviews, Shops and markets | Leave a comment

PEP refuse to enforce West Thames grass field rules, leading to destruction of grass

June 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The BPCA is still refusing to acknowledge that the strip of land along the West Side Highway is now BPCA responsibility, per

Posted in - Real estate, - State Government, Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Gripes, Hudson River Park Trust, Parks, Sports and fitness | Leave a comment

Alcohol and swimming pools coming soon to Asphalt Green. What could go wrong?

June 30, 2014- Tomorrow, at the CB1 meeting, Asphalt Green will ask for a liquor license. That’s a little strange for “community center” that caters to youth.

Posted in - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA | Leave a comment

Exclusive: New head of Asphalt Green is Margaret Siegel

June 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported that Carol Tweedy was ousted from Asphalt Green, and that the BPC location was having membership problems.

Posted in Asphalt Green, Child care, Gyms and Pools | 1 Comment

Things you can do locally this weekend

June 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer See the Robert de Niro art exhibit: Robert de Niro Jr, the actor, is honoring his father with an exhibition of his father’s art. It opens this weekend at the DC Moore Gallery … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Museums, Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Events and Activities, Parks, Restaurants, Sports and fitness, Tip of the Week, TriBeCa, Wildlife | Leave a comment

Exclusive: Changes at the top in Asphalt Green

May 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has learned that

Posted in - Community Board 1, Asphalt Green | Leave a comment

Exclusive: Asphalt Green CEO Tweedy “retires”

April 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV previously posted an essay critical of the lack of leadership within the Asphalt Green community centers. The Executive Director, Carol Tweedy, was silent throughout the two-year struggle to open the Battery … Continue reading

Posted in Asphalt Green | Leave a comment

Asphalt Green swimming programs and scholarships

May 25, 2013- Recent graduate from Léman Manhattan Preparatory School, Sammy Sherman, and the Director of Aquatics for Asphalt Green, Bryan Beary, discuss the Asphalt Green aquatics programs. Each year, numerous young adults trained by Asphalt Green go on to NCAA … Continue reading

Posted in Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Featured Residents, Health and lifestyle, Schools, Sports and fitness, TriBeCa, Videos | 1 Comment

Tip of the Week: Stuyvesant pool day passes for $12

Posted in Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Events and Activities, Health and lifestyle, Parks, Sports and fitness, Tip of the Week, TriBeCa | Leave a comment

Exclusive: Bob Townley’s Manhattan Youth investigated by State Attorney General

March 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Bob Townley is the founder and operator of the Manhattan Youth Recreation and Resources Inc, a 501c New York State regulated non-profit. It operates the community center on 120 Warren Street as well … Continue reading

Posted in - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - State Government, Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Financial District, Schools, Seaport, SoHo | Leave a comment

Exclusive: Lighted ballfields free for public to use until the Spring

December 21, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD With the return of the outdoor lighting for the ballfields on Murray Street by Asphalt Green, the BPCA-funded Parks Conservancy is offering use of the field, free to the public. From now … Continue reading

Posted in Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Events and Activities, Schools, Sports and fitness, Tip of the Week | Leave a comment

Letter: I am sick of Townley using BPCA as his piggy bank

Letter to the Editor September 26, 2013- By BPC Parent I am sick of Bob Townley using BPCA as his piggy bank. Why should BPCA pay him 750,000? He already gets money from the city for every child enrolled in … Continue reading

Posted in -- In the News, Asphalt Green, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Gripes, Schools, TriBeCa | 1 Comment