Category Archives: Lawyers

Does Chinatown deserve its own City Council district?

September 18, 2014- Policy Opinion by Steven Greer The City Council districts were redrawn in 2013 by the Districting Commission. Several laws and factors determined the shape of District 1, which encompasses

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Is Sheldon Silver really fighting for more schools?

December 3, 2013- By Steven E. Greer MD Some of State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s proudest accomplishments are the new schools that he takes credit for building. He even has

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CB1 conspires to dodge a crucial vote

April 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer On April 1st, the BPC subcommittee of the Community Board 1 met to discuss a crucial issue in the community, which is the ongoing evictions of families form 22 River Terrace as the … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Have rent increases in BPC been illegal?

June 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported, “Exclusive: Your building is likely rent stabilized and you had no idea” in which we uncovered

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How to fight billionaire LeFrak without a lawyer and win

Update August 4, 2014- This case was withdrawn July 8th. She won. 

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Despite multiple malpractice payouts, doctors often keep practicing

Doctor who runs 200 Chambers Urgent Care being investigated by NY Health Department

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BatteryPark.TV defeats Jimmy Fallon and NBC legal

August 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV previously reported on a case of copyright dispute,

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New York Dolls sued by strippers

September 17, 2013- The NY Post is reporting that strippers at Downtown’s very own New York Dolls are suing because of onerous work conditions. No, not the “forced to get naked” part, but rather because they were not allowed to … Continue reading

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Gateway Plaza now infested with rodents

September 7, 2014- Letter to Editor by Gateway resident Kim Lurie Here’s an update: I heard rumblings

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One distracted driver could kill 50 kids at PS 276

September 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has been the only source to report on

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California set to ban drones that violate privacy laws

August 23, 2014- California has a state bill that would ban the use of drones capturing photos of celebrities and others, in ways that violate current privacy laws.

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Tip of the Week: How to dodge jury duty (legally)

August 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer There are ways to postpone jury duty in New York that are not well appreciated.

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BatteryPark.TV strongly supports the protestors in Ferguson, Missouri

August 14, 2014- Opinion by Steven E. Greer, MD On Saturday, August 9th, a hand-to-hand battle broke out between a white police officer and an 18-yo African American in Ferguson, Missouri. The young man’s name was Michael Brown. He was … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: If you feel uncomfortable signing something, DON’T SIGN IT!

June 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I went to the boat anchor spot by Pier 25 to meet a small business calling themselves “Smartboat”. They give people tours of the harbor.

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US Attorney moves against Governor Cuomo

July 31, 2014- As predicted by BatteryPark.TV, Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, has made moves

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“Slumlord” Steve Croman Under Investigation by State Attorney General

July 30, 2014- The Daily News reports that a controversial Lower East Side landlord is being investigated

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Preet Bharara goes after another state corruption target

July 1, 2014- The Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, whose office took over Governor Cuomo’s anti-corruption

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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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Brookfield shuts down the only artery between north and south BPC for two days

July 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Tonight and tomorrow, the Lowdown Hudson Blues is taking place this year, once again. It is produced by Brookfield Properties.

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Federal judge allows lawsuits against Sheldon Silver over sexual harassment

June 11, 2014- The Post reports, “A federal judge

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