Category Archives: – In the News

Sheldon Silver spends $7.5 Million on legal defense fees, and takes it from campaign funds

July 22, 2014- The Daily News reports, “Scandal-scarred

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You gotta “pay to play” to get NY State construction contracts

July 21, 2014- The NY Post reports that several construction contractors awarded state jobs then turned around and promptly donated cash to the Cuomo-2014 campaign.

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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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100 HIV researchers killed as Russian missile takes down jetliner MH17

July 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I emailed earlier today a leading HIV

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Summer camps fail to perform proper sex-offender checks

July 16, 2014- Local NBC reported that most summer camps in the area fail to do a proper sex-offender background check on the people they hire to watch over your kids at summer camp. U.S. Senator Schumer is proposing a … Continue reading

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Exclusive: It was a very bad summer for old-media TV

July 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The news today that 21st Century Fox made a desperation move to buy Time Warner Inc. is a sign of things to come.

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Federal DOJ getting tough on New York real estate families

March 17, 2014- The Post reports that Preet Bharara’s Second District of the DOJ is now going after the Related Companies empire for ignoring regulations in the Disabilities Act. This comes shortly after

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Restaurant, Employees Taking on Giant Brookfield

July 11, 2014- The Commercial Observer reports on the story BP.TV previously

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BPCA sues Wall Street bank that employs its own board member

February 10, 2014- Bloomberg reports that the BPCA is suing numerous Wall Street banks for rigging the bond offering system back in 2003 when the BPCA raised hundreds of millions in revenue. Of note, the BPCA’s CFO, Robert Serpico, was … Continue reading

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Downtown commercial real estate in greater demand than traditional Midtown

July 2, 2014- Crain’s reports, “”The epicenter of Manhattan is moving west, south and downtown,”

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He’s Baaaack. Chef Floyd Cardoz to open a Tribeca restaurant

July 15, 2014- The NYT reports that former North End Grill, former

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The real Eataly coming soon

June 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The 30,000 square-foot behemoth grocery with a French theme opening next year on the first floor of Brookfield Place has long

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Shooting at former BPCA board member Fernando Mateo’s nightclub La Marina

July 14, 2014- This story woudl be more interesting if Mr. Mateo were still on the BPCA board, but the Post is reporting, “Former

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Saks Fifth Avenue to also bring headquarters Downtown

July 14, 2014- Saks Fifth Avenue is opening a store in Brookfield Place, as was previously announced. Today, the WSJ reports that they are

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NY Post covers our story about Danny Meyer’s 9/11 Memorial restaurant downgraded

July 10, 2014- The NY Post covered our exclusive story about the controversial Danny Meyer restaurant to open in the 9/11 Memorial being downgraded in size and scope. Of course, they did not mention BP.TV, even though I know for … Continue reading

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B&H sells 200 drones a day

July 9, 2014- The Post reports on the explosion in popularity of cheap remote control drones with cameras. The article states,

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A real Jeni’s Ice Cream opens in Manhattan

July 7, 2014- Zagat visited the new bricks and mortar Jeni’s Ice Cream in Midtown, at Gotham West Market. You can also buy pints at Battery Place Market.

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Broadsheet uses BP.TV exclusive without proper reference

July 7, 2014- The Broadsheet (BS) posted an online story today about the departure of the BPCA board member Fernando Mateo

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DOJ makes another move against corruption in the NY State Assembly

June 27, 2014- By Steven E Greer The New York State Assembly is riddled with corruption. Governor Cuomo had convened a special anti-corruption Moreland Commission, then disbanded it.

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It’s official. Danny Meyer has sold out, literally.

July 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer As if it weren’t obvious, Danny Meyer has officially sold out, leaving the fine-dining business to focus on expanding Shake Shack.

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