Category Archives: Dangerous West Thames and South End Ave crossings

Once again, I was nearly road kill

April 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Once again, I was nearly turned into road kill today. Sadly for my enemies, I survived. I was walking northward on South End Avenue, east side of the street, crossing Rector Place.

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One distracted driver could kill 50 kids at PS 276

September 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has been the only source to report on

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Safe crossings at Greer Pedestrian Plaza

August 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD After two years of work by a community effort, with the cooperation of the City DOT, extensive street safety measures were designed for South End Avenue

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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

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Tour bus collides with car at dangerous West Thames and Battery Place intersection

July 18, 2014 (2:00 PM)- By Steven E. Greer, MD Today, at the infamous intersection of West Thames and Battery Place, where the DOT is in the process of installing safety measures,

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City DOT to install speed bumps by PS 276

June 17, 2014- DNAinfo reports that the City DOT will install speed bumps to slow traffic by PS 276. Recall, Sheldon Silver took credit for having a mere

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Will South BPC finally get a traffic light?

May 30, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV exclusively learned that, after our

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BPCA refuses to explain why it told DOT to cancel street safety measures

May 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD For most of the year 2013, numerous members of the community, including Community Board 1, held several meetings and walking tours with the city DOT, and came up with specific plans to … Continue reading

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NYPD make good effort against tour buses in south BPC

May 1, 2014- A team of NYPD traffic cops were promptly eradicating illegally parked tour buses on South End Avenue. Recall, the BPCA

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Exclusive: BPCA hires engineer team to redesign streets

April 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has previously reported on the temporary plans of the City DOT that will make South End Avenue and West Thames safer. The installation of concrete medians and painted curbs, etc., was … Continue reading

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Sheldon Silver’s stop sign not helping PS 276

April 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The all-powerful State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s solution to the extremely unsafe road in front of PS 276 was to have the DOT place a stop sign. Local resident and mother of … Continue reading

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Sheldon Silver unable to get a traffic light for PS 276

February 14, 2014- A blast email from Speaker Sheldon Silver’s office proudly states that his office was able to have the City DOT install a stop sign in front of PS 276, in the wake of the crossing guard being … Continue reading

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BPCA promises action on unsafe street crossing at PS 276

February 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer At the CB1 meeting tonight, at the end of the meeting as “new business”, the topic of the recent accidents in front of PS 276 on Battery Place were discussed. In the audience … Continue reading

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P.S. 276 Crossing Guard Hit by Car at ‘Unsafe’ Intersection, Police Say

February 3, 2014- DNAinfo reports, “A school crossing guard was struck by a passing cab as she stood on duty outside of Battery Park City’s P.S./I.S. 276 at an intersection that parents and police say is unsafe. “I’m very concerned … Continue reading

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Young boy killed by taxi in front of father

January 11, 2014- The Post is reporting that a 9-year-old boy was struck and killed by a yellow taxi as the father watched in horror. The two were crossing a residential street on the Upper West Side. This same type … Continue reading

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CB1’s Anthony Notaro regurgitates BPCA excuses for not funding traffic lights

Update November 5, 2013- At the November 4th CB1 meeting, Anthony Notaro explains how he blindly accepts the BPCA’s excuse for not funding traffic lights in unsafe zones of south BPC, despite having paid for the traffic lights on North … Continue reading

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PS 276 supports DOT plan for concrete medians

October 30, 2013- The PS 276 school will be hosting a safety Town Hall. In the blast email, they specifically mention the City DOT’s plan to install concrete medias on South End Avenue and West Thames. First Town Hall Safety … Continue reading

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BS article gives CB1 credit for safety changes on streets

October 14, 2013- By Steven E. Greer The local advertising flier, The Broadsheet (BS), posted an article on October 10th about the street changes coming to South End and West Thames. The author was Matt Fenton and the article included … Continue reading

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West Thames and Battery Place needs a traffic light

October 10, 2013- Not shown in this still photo is the manner in which the group of children had to cross the street. They were very cautious, then quickly walked across when the coast was clear. This happens every day, … Continue reading

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Heavy pedestrian traffic at West Thames and South End Ave

August 10, 2013- This quick video was taken at 5:00 PM on a slow vacation season Saturday, at West Thames Street and South End Avenue. This is the same location the the City DOT has claimed in the past, based … Continue reading

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