Category Archives: Asphalt Green

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 CEO, 75-year-old Carol Tweedy, was silent throughout the two-year struggle to open the Battery … Continue reading

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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Exclusive: Bob Townley and Sheldon Silver’s push to take over Stuyvesant Community Center has stalled

February 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BP.TV has learned that the “Kabuki Theater” produced by Sheldon Silver’s office and Bob Townley’s Manhattan Youth community center, which expressed “outrage” over the closure of the Stuyvesant Community Center, has gone silent. 

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Asphalt Green basketball leagues

November 14, 2013- the Asphalt Green Five on Five mean’s basketball leagues are underway. Click here for more information.

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Home exercise that works

December 21, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD Most gym or workout products sold on TV infomercials are junk. However, out of necessity in 2009, when Goldman Sachs closed down my gym in the old Embassy Suites hotel, I purchased … Continue reading

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Broadsheet promotes Bob Townley’s Manhattan Youth

December 16, 2013- Robert Simkos’s advertising flier, the Broadsheet (BS), is still promoting Bob Townley’s Manhattan Youth.

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Cultural arts added to Asphalt Green

August 31, 2013- Asphalt Green has now added adult and children acting classes, music, language, dance, theater, painting, as well as cooking schools. Sources tell us that top celebrity chefs will be volunteering. Click here for Youth Cultural Arts Click … Continue reading

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Let there be light: Ballfield lights completed

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Manhattan Youth “serves” BPC just like Gristedes

Opinion November 6, 2013- By Steven E. Greer At the November 4th meeting of the CB1′s BPC subcommittee, CB1 member Bob Townley made the audacious claim, “I can tell you that Manhattan Youth serves more people in Battery Park City … Continue reading

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Drunk businessman provokes homeless man in Teardrop Park, gets stabbed

November 12, 2013- The recent reporting of a stabbing in front of Asphalt Green (212 North End Avenue) was not all that it seemed. BatteryPark.TV has exclusively learned that the 50-year-old homeless man, who stabbed another 33-year-old man from Staten … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Asphalt Green springs a $1.5 Million leak. Engineer promoted at BPCA.

Update November 16, 2013- The actual salary of Mr. Buquicchio is $130,000, which we learned from a FOIL request. October 24, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD At the October 22nd meeting of the BPCA board, Gwen Dawson (VP of … Continue reading

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Plan to form “committee” deciding fate of Stuyvesant community center is likely illegal

November 29, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The deal cut by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and BPCA CEO/Chairman Dennis Mehiel to form a “committee” to decide who will manage the Stuyvesant community center is likely an ill-conceived illegal plan. … Continue reading

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Bob Townley wants the BPCA’s “Googles of money”

November 22, 2013- At the joint session of the CB1, the Stuyvesant community center resolution was rehashed, with plenty of bloviating. Watch Bob Townley

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Community Centers are magnets for corruption

April 3, 2013  Op-Ed By Steven E. Greer, MD The trials and tribulations of the Battery Park City community center, to be run by Asphalt Green, and also the associated controversies with the nearby Downtown Community Center, managed by Bob … Continue reading

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BPCA does a 180, decides to keep funding the Stuyvesant community center

November 26, 2013- In a complete reversal, the BPCA has decided to keep the Stuyvesant community center open, rather than cut off the $203,000 in funding spent each year. The cost is mostly for BPC Parks Conservancy staff to run … Continue reading

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Asphalt Green should run the Stuyvesant Community Center

http://youtu.be/_rqP0EgP0V0 Opinion October 31, 2013- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported how Bob Townley’s Tribeca community center is making a grab for the soon-to-close Stuyvesant Community Center, which is a gymnasium and swimming pool. The Battery Park City Authority … Continue reading

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The BS: Two weeks late and still full of typos

November 18, 2013- By Steven E. Greer The Broadsheet (BS) seems to be truly phoning it in. “Editor” Matt Fenton rarely shows up to CB1 meetings, and for BPCA meetings, he often leaves is tape recorder behind as he goes … Continue reading

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Bob Townley claims to serve BPC more than any other organization

November 4, 2013- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported that Bob Townley was making a play for the Stuyvesant community center, possibly as a way to angle his way in to getting back the large grants from the BPCA … Continue reading

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Art review: CB1 Kabuki Theater Company

November 5, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, Theater critic for BP.TV The new CB1 performing arts theater company debuted in the Asphalt Green auditorium last night to only a handful of true spectators. As part of the gorilla art show, … Continue reading

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Bob Townley makes a play for the Stuyvesant Community Center

October 25, 2013- By Steven E. Greer At the CB1 meeting on October 22nd, during the public speaking portion, staffers for City Council member Deborah Glick, and State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, spoke to protest the planned closure of the … Continue reading

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Man stabbed on doorstep of Asphalt Green in high-rent district

October 23, 2013- DNAinfo is reporting that a 50-year old homeless man stabbed a man at 212 North End Avenue, which is the front entrance to Asphalt Green and a high-rent apartment building. However, no one at Asphalt Green was … Continue reading

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CB1 shuts down oversight committee for Asphalt Green

Update October 3, 2013- The October CB1 meeting discussed BatteryPark.TV’s reporting, the CB1 board announced that they were

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Confirmed: BPCA cuts off $750,000 to TriBeCa’s Bob Townley

October 2, 2013- BatteryPark.TV has previously reported on at least $750,000 in free grants given to TriBeCa’s Bob Townley, ostensibly for various services provided, such as senior swim classes. After a JCOPE investigation was launched

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CB1 helps Bob Townley angle for BPCA bucks

September 30, 2013- Opinion by Steven E. Greer The Community Board 1 (CB1) sent out a blast email of a free advertisement for Bob Townley’s Tribeca community center, Manhattan Youth. It featured a large graphic of a senior citizen swimming, … Continue reading

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Photos of the 2013 BPC Block Party

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Why is Tribeca’s Bob Townley organizing the BPC block party?

September 3, 2013- (Originally posted 9/2/2013, updated 9/3/2013) By Steven E. Greer In the current online edition of the local advertising flier, The Broadsheet, a section discusses the upcoming BPC block party. The last sentence states, “Manhattan Youth is coordinating … Continue reading

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Tryouts for the Asphalt Green competitive soccer leagues

March 24, 2013 By Steven E. Greer The Asphalt Green facility will soon announce an opening date, according to sources at Asphalt Green. The physical repairs are proceeding, and the gym floor is days away from completion. Once the “keys … Continue reading

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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

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Chief Misinformation Officer of BPCA gets 45% raise during recession

Opinion January 20, 20131 BatteryPark.TV has previously reported on the long delays in the opening of the Asphalt Green facility caused by contract disputes between then CEO of the BPCA, Gayle Horwitz, and Asphalt Green. Hired by Ms. Horwitz, Anne … Continue reading

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The BPCA misinformation team takes credit for Asphalt Green

BPCA reps Anne Fenton and Matthew Monahan still deceiving the public on Asphalt Green Chief Misinformation Officer of BPCA gets 45% raise during recession Community Centers are magnets for corruption The BPCA misinformation team does it again  

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CB1 asks City Council for funding of Bob Townley programs

August 8, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV previously reported on the possibility that the BPCA will revoke the $250,000 free grants given to Bob Townley’s Tribeca community center called Manhattan Youth. Suggesting that the funding cutoff decision has … Continue reading

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BPCA discusses spending on infrastructure for hurricane defenses

July 30, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The BPCA board met today, and for the first time hinted at how it will spend the billion dollars it will raise in new bonds this year. Plans are underway to begin … Continue reading

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Community events at the new Asphalt Green

June 14, 2013- Asphalt Green will provide theater classes, pilates, circus arts, and other activities that are not the traditional swimming and soccer. For the full list, click here Coming soon: Cooking classes with top chefs, more arts, and golf … Continue reading

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Circus Arts at Asphalt Green

June 17, 2013- By Christina Klapper of Asphalt Green InShape Circus offers classes for the whole family using traditional circus arts like static trapeze, silks, tumbling, acrobatics and more. InShape Circus helps create a personalized and unique environment that allows … Continue reading

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Asphalt Green angers some ardent supporters

June 16, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV previously reported in detail the complex political infighting that caused the former BPCA administration to intentionally stall the opening of the Asphalt Green community center. One reason that the malfeasance stopped … Continue reading

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Will the BPCA be insured for the next hurricane?

June 18, 2013- By Steven E. Greer At the June 18th BPCA board meeting, a lengthy discussing ensued about whether the authority would be properly insured for the next storm flood, and how much insurance should be purchased. Interestingly, after … Continue reading

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