Category Archives: New York Waterway ferry boat pollution

New Yorker Magazine covers our story on kayak activists

July 23, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD In the July 29th edition of New Yorker Magazine, journalist Nick Paumgarten covered our exclusive story about kayak activists in Midtown forcing the ferry boats docking in Battery Park City to honk … Continue reading

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Human error caused Seaport ferry boat crash

April 9, 2014- BatteryPark.TV has previously reported that the various ferry boat companies serving Downtown are unnecessarily risking lives by having only one human at the helm.

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CB1 updates on ferry boat horn noise

April 1, 2014- The CB1 updated the status of Rep. Nadler’s attempts to have the Coast Guard come up with a common sense solution to the ferry boat horn issue. The bottom line is that the Coast Guard is not … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Big guns come to the aid of the ferry boat noise nuisance

March 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD

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Update on ferry boat horn nuisance

March 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Congressman Nadler updated the community today during a very informal meet-and-greet in front of Gateway Plaza. He seems to have made an earnest effort to speak to the U.S. Coast Guard about the … Continue reading

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Important CB1 meeting today for BPC residents

March 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The monthly CB1 meeting tomorrow will discuss two issues vital to Battery Park City. You are encouraged to try to find the time and attend.

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Letter: Pier A noise will be detrimental to BPC

March 5, 2014- By Concerned BPC Resident It won’t be long before there will be an explosion of 311 complaint calls due to the noise that will be emanating from Pier A. It’s unbelievable that a 7:00 AM – 4:00 … Continue reading

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Le Pain Quotidien torments dwellers in 2 River Terrace

February 25, 2014- A viewer who lives in River House submitted this to us. It was filmed at 2:00 AM.

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Letter to Rep. Nadler about ferry boat horn problem

) To: Celine Mizrahi, Staffer for Rep. Jerrold Naddler Ms. Mizrahi, I received your email as a possible contact in Rep. Nadler’s office. If you are the incorrect contact, would you please forward my note to the correct person. I read … Continue reading

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Rep. Nadler reaches out to Coast Guard about ferry boat noise

February 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD At the Battery Park City subcommittee of the CB1 tonight, at the very end, the most important news of the entire meetings was whispered out by George Calderaro. BatteryPark.TV asked him to … Continue reading

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Air pollution causes lung cancer, World Health Organization says

October 19, 2013- The LA Times reported on the recent declaration from the WHO that links lung cancer to air pollution. This is relevant to people in Downtown Manhattan because several common complaints also cause air pollution. The idling illegally … Continue reading

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Should kayakers blow whistles when they leave port?

August 29, 2013- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported how kayak activists complained to the Coast Guard about theoretical safety issues with larger passenger ferries causing the Coast Guard to enforce old rules about sounding horns when docking. The … Continue reading

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Progress on ferry boat horn nuisance

October 22, 2013- By Steven E. Greer At the joint session of the CB1 tonight, significant progress was made to thwart the ferry boat horn nuisance. For the first time, the office of federal official Jerrold Nadler (which has the … Continue reading

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New study shows that noise pollution hurts your health

October 9, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD You aren’t a whiner. The noise pollution from the ferry boats and helicopters that so many are complaining about is actually detrimental to your heart health, according to a newly published academic … Continue reading

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Rep. Nadler might change Coast Guard horn laws

September 25, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD At the CB1 meeting on September 24th, Rep. Jerrold Nadler was present. After his presentation, we asked him about the federal Coast Guard laws mandating the horn sounding of the ferry boats, … Continue reading

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Coast Guard responds to letter about boat horn noise

Lenny Kinnear, US Coast Guard Chief Kinnear, I live 100 yards from the World Financial Center terminal. I complained to my Community Board about ferries at the terminal blasting their horns, and the Board forwarded to me your email of … Continue reading

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Kayak activist causes noise menace on waterways

Below is an email from Nancy Brous, sent on May 7th to her kayak group. She is the person who contacted the Coast Guard to now require four loud horns each time a ferry boat docks at 6:00 AM, awakening … Continue reading

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Are CB1 members rigging the ferry boat slip for personal interests?

July 3, 2013- By Steven E. Greer At the Battery Park City (BPC) subdivision of the Community Board 1 meeting last night, a local man who lives by the Vesey Street ferry boat slip on the north side of BPC … Continue reading

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Exclusive: NY State gives update on NY Waterway ferry boat engines

Update February 7, 2013 NYSERDA provided us with this update, “Two of the remaining 7 vessels are at the shipyard now having the engines and emission controls installed. When they are completed they should be replaced with other vessels. Progress … Continue reading

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New York Times picks up our story about Goldman Sachs ferry boats

Update February 20, 2013 The NYT picked up our story and added more details. Update February 19, 2012 The two Goldman Sachs ferry boats are seemingly in service now, or are being tested to go into service November 2, 2011 … Continue reading

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The program funding new diesel engines for the NY Waterway boats

January 24, 2013 By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has extensively reported on the NY Waterway ferry polluting diesel engines, and the $7 Million granted by the state NYSERDA and city DOT for the purpose of retrofitting the engines. After claiming … Continue reading

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CB1 update on NY Waterway ferry pollution/noise problems

NY Waterway stalling on promised ferry boat engine replacements Do these NY Waterway ferries look safe to you? A letter to the EPA about the NY Waterway ferries polluting the children’s playgrounds Diesel exhaust fumes cause cancer, WHO says Polluting … Continue reading

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NY Waterway stalling on promised ferry boat engine replacements

January 13, 2013 By Steven E Greer, MD At the January 15th, 2013, CB1 BPC meeting, the NY Waterway ferry company attended to give updates on their promised solutions to address noise and pollution complaints. For decades, the ferries have … Continue reading

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Fiery ferry boat crash at South Street Seaport

January 9, 2013 A “Seastreak” ferry boat operating out of the newly added East River slips has made a hard landing and crashed at Pier 11 in the South Street Seaport. A fire started. More then 20 injuries are reported … Continue reading

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Do these NY Waterway ferries look safe to you?

  Update January 9, 2013 With the crash of the ferry boat at pier 11 of the South Street Seaport, the safety of our ferry boats on the Hudson River slip is once again brought into question (see below). June … Continue reading

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Diesel exhaust fumes cause cancer, WHO says

This relates to the NY Waterway ferry boats Diesel exhaust fumes cause cancer, WHO says LONDON | Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:33pm IST (Reuters) – Diesel engine exhausts cause cancer in humans, World Health Organization experts said on Tuesday in … Continue reading

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A letter to the EPA about the NY Waterway ferries polluting the children’s playgrounds

Kenneth Eng Chief, Air Compliance Branch US EPA, Region 2 Mr. Eng I am a medical doctor and am reporting a serious air quality health hazard at the west end of Vesey Street where the New York Waterway ferries dock. … Continue reading

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Polluting ferry boats to get new, less polluting, less noisy, engines

November 2, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD The much anticipated BPC CB1 meeting to discuss the ongoing problem of noise and air pollution from the New York Waterway ferry boats yielded significant results for the first time in recent memory. … 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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Ferry boat pollution discussed at BPCA town hall meeting

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Smog pollutant may be tied to stroke risk

Nov 16, 2011 Related to the NY waterway ferry boat pollution issues, Reuters is reporting on a new study linking pollution to increased stroke. Reuters By Lindsey Konkel People who live in areas with high levels of traffic-related air pollution … Continue reading

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Big meeting tonight to discuss the fate of the polluting NY Waterway boats

November 1, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD The CB1 Battery Park City subcommittee will meet tonight to discuss the fate of the BillyBey Ferry Company’s air and noise polluting ferry boats (6:00 PM, 1 World Financial Center, 24th floor). After … Continue reading

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CB 1 Meeting October 4

October 4, 2011 By Steven Greer The Battery Park City division of Community Board 1 met tonight. Two Hudson river complaints were discussed. The first one dealt with the annual loud speed boat race. Then, the meeting turned to the … Continue reading

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The medical consequences of ferry boat diesel exhaust pollution to children’s lungs

October 4, 2011 (In full screen 1080iHD) The Community Board 1, BPC division, will meet tonight to discuss the problem of diesel exhaust pollution damaging the eyes and lungs of nearby children in the parks by the Vesey Street ferry … Continue reading

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CB1 meeting discusses New York Waterway air pollution

September 6, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV was invited by CB1 BPC Chairwoman Linda Belfer to present the video of the New York Waterway ferry boat pollution and discuss the results of our investigation to date. During the meeting, … Continue reading

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Update: EPA’s response to our letter on NY Waterway ferry pollution

August 31, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD CB1 Battery Park City committee Chairwoman Linda Belfer requested that BatteryPark.TV present our video of the NY Waterway ferries billowing black diesel particulate pollution at the Vesey Street slip on Tuesday, September 6th. … Continue reading

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Community Board 1 discusses NY Waterway ferry boat pollution and the grass field

September 27, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD The monthly joint meeting of all of the divisions of Community Board 1 met tonight. NY State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver made an appearance to invite people to join him in a tour … Continue reading

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