Category Archives: Dog feces and urine on sidewalks

Should Gateway Plaza be condemned?

February 16, 2014- Opinion By Steven E. Greer BP.TV receives many letters to the editor, most of them being gripes about quality of life issues. The vast majority of the complaints come from Gateway Plaza residents upset about conditions in … Continue reading

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We don’t make this up: Dog pee in front of PEP office

March 1, 2014- A viewer sent us these photos. Note the “No dogs” signs, plural, and the fresh dog pee in front of the North PEP office. Minutes later, the same viewer saw a PEP in the nearby drug store.

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Teens killed and mauled by bullmastiff dog

March 1, 2014- The Post reports, “A 13-year-old New Jersey boy was killed and another seriously hurt by a huge bullmastiff that escaped its Paterson home and mauled the children as they were walking home from school, authorities said.”

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Letter: The dog poop scourge of Battery Park City

Dear Editor: I recently moved into 380 Rector Place and I have a dog.  I walk throughout our neighborhood and I am shocked by the amount of dog waste there is on the street and on the promenade. Is there … Continue reading

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Cove Club Condo Drops Eviction Suit Against Service Dog Owner, But Discrimination Case Against Condo Will Press On

July 31, 2014- A local paper reports, “The Cove Club Condominium in Battery Park City has halted eviction proceedings against a deaf, 76-year-old deaf resident who has kept a service dog since 2012. The condo board moved to dismiss the … Continue reading

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Local man convinces the State of New York to sue on his behalf in dog dispute

January 13, 2014- A Battery Park City grandfather, Roman Erikhman, age 76, who lives in the “Cove Club” at 2 South End, was sued in 2012 by his building’s condo board and building manager, Milford Management ( a division of Milstein … Continue reading

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Just how unreliable is what you read on the Internet?

January 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Everyone knows that “blogs” no longer have the same level of reliability as printed newspapers used to have decades ago (and those were not always accurate, to say the least). Most blogs now … Continue reading

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Complaints about Le Pain Quotidien

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Gateway prevails over dog rider dispute. Pit bulls banned.

Update January 19, 2014- At the recent CB1 meeting, Glenn Plaskin tried to revise history by claiming that his dog group fought Gateway management and stopped the implementation of new lease riders banning certain dogs. That is utterly false, as … Continue reading

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Pit bull attacks toddler in Queens

December 29, 2013- The Post reports, “A 3-year-old girl was injured in a terrifying attack by a pit bull that “came out of nowhere’’ outside a Queens supermarket on Saturday, witnesses and police told The Post.” Gateway prevails over dog … Continue reading

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A $250 fine for dog poop on sidewalk

November 27, 2013- The NY Post is reporting, “…Dog feces on sidewalks were outlawed in 1978—and there’s a $250 penalty for those who ignore the law, according to DSNY spokesman Vito Turso.” Dog excrement and speeding mopeds dominate BPCA town … Continue reading

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The “Support dog” scam now invades jet planes

November 16, 2013- The NY Times reports, “Classifying animals as emotional support animals has long been permitted under antidiscrimination laws, allowing owners to take them into restaurants and shops or to residential buildings that have no-pet policies. To demonstrate the … Continue reading

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NYC drug dealer prosecuted for using pit bull as deadly weapon

October 6, 2013- The NYT is reporting, “A drug suspect, being pursued by two plainclothes officers, ran into Mr. Austin’s building. The authorities said Mr. Austin commanded the dogs to attack the officers, who responded by opening fire, killing Dutchess … Continue reading

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Exclusive: The $5 Million dog run of Hudson River Park

October 1, 2013- The video of the September 26th meeting of the HRPT board is now posted online. The recently opened dog run by Pier 26 was discussed. Rep. Nadler was given the credit for it by appropriating $5 Million … Continue reading

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Glenn Plaskin lets his dog urinate on Cherry Tree Circle lawn

September 27, 2013- A viewer complained to us about a site they saw yesterday at 4:45 PM. Dog activist Glenn Plaskin had walked his dog onto the Cherry Tree circular lawn by the North Cove Marina and WFC. He then … Continue reading

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Inept PEP allow dogs to urinate on West Thames field killing grass

August 16, 2013- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has previously reported on the problem of the BPCA-paid PEP officers still refusing to patrol the West Thames park due to turf battles with the Hudson River Park Trust. In addition, the … Continue reading

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Bullmastiff kills 5-yo who survived Oklahoma tornado

June 10, 2013- By M. Alex Johnson, staff writer, NBC News A 5-year-old boy was killed when a 150-pound dog attacked him in Arkansas, where he was staying with family friends after his family’s home was destroyed by a tornado … Continue reading

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Dog owners ignoring “Dog Free” signs

May 29, 2013- At the most recent meeting of the BPC division of CB1, board member Dennis Gault raised the topic of dog owners allowing their pets to go to the bathroom in the dog free Teardrop Park. Likewise, in … Continue reading

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Complaints about dogs using Teardrop Park as a bathroom

http://youtu.be/l0j_GwCMXvQ May 7, 2013- By Steven E. Greer At the monthly CB1 Battery Park City subcommittee meeting, CB1 member Dennis Gault, who lives in North BPC, raised the issue of dog owners allowing their pets into the dog-free Teardrop Park … Continue reading

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Pit bulls are dangerous

April 25, 2013- In the news is a story about a pit bull that attacked an 12-yo girl in Harlem and is scheduled to be euthanized. March 7, 2013- Surgeons who treat dog attack victims are well aware that certain … Continue reading

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Gateway makes good on promise to hook up hoses for power washing South End Ave

April 19, 2013- Gateway Plaza, owned by the LeFrak organization, has made good on their promise to hook up water connections to faucets on South End Avenue, thereby allowing the store owners to power wash the filthy sidewalk. An additional … Continue reading

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PEP officers relocated get paid in settlement

March 28, 2013 The infamous crew of Battery Park City Park Enforcement Patrol (PEP) officers who were harassing and beating up innocent BPC residents have now received settlement checks totally $165,000, according to The Daily News.

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Jeff Galloway supports dog owners’ right to use dog-free park

March 28, 2012 At the March 27th CB1 meeting held at the WTC Tower 7, John Fratta led a discussion about the problem of a few bad dog owners who are using the small DeLury park as a dog sewer. … Continue reading

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South End Ave sidewalk to be cleaned up

January 2, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD The strip of sidewalk in front of the Gristedes, Chase bank, Black Hounds, SouthWestNY, the pharmacy, Picasso Pizza, and other shops along South End Avenue within the LeFrak commercial locations will be … Continue reading

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The Gateway Plaza holiday party

December 10, 2012 By Steven E. Greer The Gateway Plaza holiday party on Sunday, held at the newly opened SouthWestNY restaurant, took place without drama from Jeff Galloway or Glenn Plaskin. The main dining room was set aside for drinks … Continue reading

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More people join the fight against inconsiderate dog owners

December 2, 2012 Someone in the neighborhood is fed up with dog owners not curbing their dogs. They are writing in chalk “Shame” with arrows pointing to the messes. Related stories: http://www.batterypark.tv/category/gripes/dogs-going-to-bathroom-on-sidewalks

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What we want from the new BPCA

Opinion

September 19, 2012 By Steven E Greer

With the departure of the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) President and CEO Gayle Horwitz, and the similar unexpected departure of Bill Thompson as Chairman, the opportunity has arisen for some much needed reforms within the BPCA. For years, Gayle Horwitz has hosted dog and pony show “Town Hall” meetings, then proceeded to completely ignore the concerns of the community. In lock-step, some of the puppets on the Community Board 1 have been complicit enablers of the BPCA hand that feeds it. As a result, a long laundry list of problems in the BPCA await resolution by the new Chairman Dennis Mehiel and his boss Governor Cuomo.

BatteryPark.TV has compiled a list of the most urgent and important issues that the majority of the community would like to see addressed. The list is ranked according to importance and ease of resolution.

Better representation on the BPCA board:

Stop lights at West Thames and Rector:

Better patrolling by the PEP with more use of judgment and common sense:

A better bank that serves the unique needs of BPC:

A better grocery store:

An outdoor exercise path:

Changes to Pier A plans:

Better retail:

A cultural arts and music venue:

Various gripes with LeFrak:

Dog sewage in the streets:

New infrastructure projects:

Stop giving away our money:

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Alert from Reade Street Animal Hospital about disease spread from dog urine to humans

The following alert was posted on this Tribeca vets website IMPORTANT HEALTH ALERT We would like to inform all of our clients that there have recently been several confirmed cases of canine leptospirosis in TriBeCa and Battery Park City. We … Continue reading

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The other dog sewer hotspot: The back entrance to Gateway by Merchant’s

September 23, 2012 By Steven E. Greer, MD On September 22nd, the day of the BPC Block Party, the above video footage was captured as the Parks Conservancy staff tried to clean it up. Since first reporting on the front … Continue reading

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“Dog mafia” Don fails with staged photo-op

Updated: 9:00 PM August 27, 2012 There were 1,000 views of this story withing the first 12 hours of posting. August 27, 2012 By Steven Greer, MD As previously reported, Jeff Galloway, founder of BPC dogs, a dog owners association … Continue reading

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Gateway meets with concerned tenants. Dog sewer problem already improving.

September 11, 2012, By Steven E Greer, MD On Monday, September 10th, the Gateway management responsible for drafting the changes to the lease rider met with Jeff Galloway, Glenn Plaskin, and others who live in Gateway. Many of the same … Continue reading

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Glenn Plaskin now opposes Gateway Plaza power washing to clean dog filth

August 31, 2012 By Steven E Greer, MD Dog owner and local activist, Glenn Plaskin, is now

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The Broadsheet publishes letters opposing “dog mafia”

Opinion September 10, 2012  By Steven E Greer, MD As a direct result of BatteryPark.TV’s stance against the “dog mafia”, which is responsible for enabling the small minority of dog owners who allow their dogs to use the sidewalks as … Continue reading

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The NYC Health Code that prohibits dogs from urinating on the sidewalk

 September 8, 2012  By Steven E. Greer, MD The Park Enforcement Patrol (PEP) are spreading rumors that there are actually no rules prohibiting dogs from urinating on the sidewalk. This is false and there are health codes against such behavior … Continue reading

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A new dog club forms to compete with Jeff Galloway and Glenn Plaskin’s BPC Dogs

September 2, 2012  By Steven E Greer, MD Perhaps spotting an opportunity amidst the vacuum of leadership, a new dog-owner’s-rights group is forming, led by local lawyer and resident

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Fox 5 covers dog sewer story

Note: Gateway Plaza washed the sidewalks knowing that Fox 5 was arriving. Therefore, of course, the usual sewer and stench was absent. Related stories The dog sewer at the entrance of Gateway Plaza “Dog mafia” Don fails with staged photo-op … Continue reading

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State Senator Squadron’s photo-op arranged for BPC Dogs

  August 30, 2012 By Steven Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV previously reported on the failed attempt of

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A show of force organized by the “dog mafia”

August 25, 2012  By Steven Greer MD Rather than trying to solve the serious problem of dog excrement on the sidewalks of Battery Park, the issue is being politicized as “Loving dog owners versus evil landlords and dog haters” by … Continue reading

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The dog sewer at the entrance of Gateway Plaza

August 23, 2012 By Steven Greer, MD For decades, the entrance to Gateway Plaza on South End Avenue has been a problematic zone caused by a small minority of dog owners who inconsiderately allow their pets to urinate on the … Continue reading

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Dog excrement and speeding mopeds dominate BPCA town hall meeting

November 17, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD The Battery Park City Authority hosted the first town hall in ten years on the evening of November 17th. Chairman William Thompson was not present and speaking for the authority was CEO Gayle … Continue reading

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