Category Archives: Hurricane Sandy

NY Post covers BatteryPark.TV story about the FEMA investigation into BPCA

November 10, 2013- The NY Post picked up our story about the odd decision by the BPCA to remove sandbags and intentionally allow pier A to flood during Hurricane Sandy. The printed version

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BPCA intentionally allowed Pier A to flood, collects FEMA money

October 28, 2013- By Steven E. Greer During the October 22nd meeting of the BPCA board, Chairman/CEO Dennis Mehiel made it public record that the BPCA internally allowed Pier A to flood during Hurricane Sandy. Mr. Mehiel explained an anecdote, … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Did LeFrak’s Gateway defraud FEMA?

May 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD After Hurricane Sandy created thousands of refugees in New York City and surrounding area, Homeland Security, via FEMA (as well as the Red Cross, Salvation Army), assisted the refugees by helping them … Continue reading

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Tour of Stone Street after Hurricane Sandy

Ronan Downs, the owner of several restaurants in the Financial District on Stone Street, such as Beckett’s, Stone Street Tavern, The Dubliner, Pizza Pizza, and Burger Burger gives a tour of the area after Hurricane Sandy. All of the establishments … Continue reading

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Photo by BP.TV’s Mary Engels selected for museum exhibit

January 5, 2014- Mary Engels, contributor to BatteryPark.TV, had one of her Seaport photos after Hurricane Sandy selected for an exhibit at the Museum of NYC.

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NY and NJ waste $65 Million of Hurricane Sandy relief on tourism ads

Update January 13, 2014- In the wake of the bridge scandal and federal investigations, the Feeds have opening up the case of whether relief funds were misused. CNN reports, “Just days after dismissing two top advisers for their roles in … Continue reading

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BPCA: insurance covered damages caused by intentional flooding of Pier A

December 11, 2013- The NYT has an article on the new commercial complex at Pier A. In it, the BPCA’s Gwen Dawson makes an interesting comment, “Separately, Hurricane Sandy set back the project for several months, with about $4.3 million … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Inspector General of Homeland Security investigates BPCA

Update November 10, 2013- The NY Post called us about the story, below, and ran their own version today, “The head of the Battery Park City Authority admitted he intentionally allowed Hurricane Sandy floodwaters to inundate a historic city pier … Continue reading

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One year ago “Hurricane Sandy: Battery Park unscathed”

October 31, 2012 By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV was the sole source of local detailed information for residents during the flooding crisis and power outages of Hurricane Sandy. We received numerous emails requesting status updates. People had evacuated only … Continue reading

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Broadsheet, absent throughout Hurricane Sandy, posts self-congratulatory letter

November 16, 2012 The publisher of the local advertising flier The Broadsheet, Robert Simko, and his employee “Pulitzer” Matt Fenton, were both silent throughout the Hurricane Sandy aftermath, publishing nothing for days on end. Therefore, we find it quite offensive … Continue reading

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Interactive map of the Sandy flooding

The NYT has this interactive map of the flooding we experienced after the storm.

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Post-Sandy devastation in Manhattan mostly caused by institutional incompetence

Opinion Update November 15, 2012 BatteryPark.TV was the first to point out (below) that much of the human suffering after Hurricane Sandy was preventable and due to institutional incompetence. We caught a lot of flack for this. For example, the … Continue reading

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Egregious service by Verizon in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

October 31, 2012 The Verizon land line phones are still down, astonishingly. Since they use the same lines as the Fios Internet and TV, this is clearly a human error. The headquarters for Verizon is less than a mile away … Continue reading

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No mention of the HRPT amendment at September board meeting

November 14, 2013- Governor Cuomo finally signed A8031. The Villager reports, “On the same day that around 200 Lower West Side residents gathered to discuss their fears about a bill that would allow the transfer and sale of Hudson River … Continue reading

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No Atlantic Hurricane in August, First Time in 11 Years

August 30, 2013- Bloomberg is reporting that there has been no hurricane this month, which is a first since 2002. The reason is a massive dust storm in Africa, where the hurricanes form, with sand in the atmosphere floating all … 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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Bombshell: The BPCA gives $500K to Manhattan Youth

(Center, Bob Townley who runs Manhattan Youth, From Clockwise: Former Chairman of the BPCA, Bill Thompson, Former President/CEO of the BPCA, Gayle Horwitz, BPCA senior executive Anne Fenton, Community Board 1 Chair, Katherine McVay Hughes, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Community … Continue reading

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High winds, hail, down more trees on esplanade, damaging River House

May 11, 2013- 5:00 PM- A strong stormfront brought high winds and hail to Battery Park. The trees along the esplanade, already weakened by Hurricane Sandy, could not bear the force, and three more toppled. Merchant’s River House was hit … Continue reading

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New flood zone maps favor Battery Park City

March 1, 2013 By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV was the only local news site operational and reporting updates on the status of the flooding as the Hurricane Sandy storm surge came and went, leaving BPC virtually unscathed (see video below). Many … Continue reading

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Little League and Asphalt Green opening days set

March 26, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD From the BPCA board meeting today, it was announced that the ballfield reconstruction is completing, and that opening day will be on

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