Category Archives: Livery town car drivers

Gateway installs concrete barriers to prevent taxi U-turns in driveway

October 30, 2014- The blogging snarkist might say,

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As Uber and Lyft poach drivers, yellow cab drivers get worse

September 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer As the new forms of transportation powered by Uber and Lyft grow in New York City, they are poaching the best yellow cab

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NYPD helps remove tour bus from North End Ave

September 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer On Saturday, September 6th, 2014, a tour bus was illegally parked in the turning lane on North End Ave. This is a moving violation and not

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Cops ticket truck illegally parked on North End Avenue as PEP do nothing

July 10, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I was biking this evening and saw a huge tractor trailer tow truck illegally parked in the turning lane in front of The North End

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Chase Bank hotdog guy forced to move

July 29, 2014- The viewer tipping us off last night was correct. The hotdog guy who had made his home by the Chase Bank entrance for many years, serving franks just feet from the epicenter

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Hotdog vendor by El Vez arrested

Update July 24, 2014- The hotdog cart vendor

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Sidewalk vendors flood to BPC as 9/11 Memorial opens

June 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The day of reckoning has arrived. We have all been wondering what will be impact the 9/11 Memorial on the quiet community of Battery Park City.

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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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Letter: Illegal town cars block disabled access to bus stop on Vesey Street

March 12, 2014- Letter to Editor by David Feldman The problems (that BP.TV wrote about) persist. A dispatcher, wearing a bright orange vest is positioned just past the bus stop on Vesey Street. His job is to guide vehicles, and … Continue reading

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The reason deadly cab drivers keep their TLC licenses

February 10, 2014- The WSJ reports that New York State and City have very narrow definitions of vehicular homicide, including only people driving while drink or on drugs. Therefore, many dangerous drivers with past histories of deadly crashes continue to … Continue reading

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An extremely illegal taxi line on Vesey Street

Illegal town cars are out of control on Vesey Street

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Illegal town cars are out of control on Vesey Street

January 27, 2014- I was walking into the WFC when I heard a woman at the bus stop say “Officer, officer, these cars are blocking the bus stop. I have to go into the middle of the street to get … Continue reading

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Brand new Goldman Sachs MD’s cause SUVs to illegally block North End Ave

January 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The chronic problem of the Conrad Hotel allowing large groups using the hotel to have their transportation illegally park on North End Avenue was in rare form tonight. The entire strip between … Continue reading

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PEP now suddenly refusing to remove tour buses

October 5, 2013- By Steven E. Greer Illegally parked tour buses is a major concern for Battery Park City residents. The Community Board and local Park Enforcement Patrol (PEP) have been willing to assist in eradicating the buses. Suddenly, for … Continue reading

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Illegal livery cabs make threats against new green cabs

November 25, 2013- BatteryPark.TV has extensively reported on the illegal livery cab problem that plagues Vesey Street, North End Avenue, and the residential streets in South BPC. The drivers have become increasingly violent. Related, the NY Post is reporting, “Illegal … Continue reading

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Livery cab driver busted for stealing credit cards of drunk passengers

November 25, 2013- The NY Post reports, “A crooked livery cabby was busted for pulling a credit-card switcheroo on his fares, often while they were drunk, and then using the stolen cards to pilfer thousands of dollars from their accounts, … Continue reading

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The new outer-borough green cabs are a hit

November 12, 2013- Livery cabs are out of control, hustling people for cash fares anywhere a corporate tower is located. In an effort to get the chaos under control, and also compete with the companies that own the taxi medallions … Continue reading

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TLC undercover sting arrests livery cab drivers on North End Avenue

May 1, 2012 By Steven Greer, MD Perhaps caused in part by BatteryPark.TV reporting and our communications with Deputy Commissioner of the TLC, Ray Scanlon, undercover TLC officers made arrests of livery cab drivers (in the black town cars) on … Continue reading

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Illegal taxi lineup forms all around Goldman Sachs

October 30, 2013- Video of the total congestion on Murray Street caused by livery cabs parking in the left driving lane. October 4, 2013- The lineup of illegally parked livery cabs and yellow taxis is now officially out of control, … Continue reading

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Livery cab steals $1,000 from Ritz-Carlton Downtown guest

October 10, 2013- DNAinfo is reporting that a livery cab driver stole $1,000 from a passenger he was driving to the Downtown Ritz-Carlton. BatteryPark.TV has previously reported on the problem of livery cabs loitering on residential streets waiting for corporate … Continue reading

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