Category Archives: Lawyers

Exclusive: Lawsuit to remove Howard Milstein and Milford Management from BPC

Update July 21, 2015- The Real Deal blog picked up our story. 

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Judge denies Sheldon Silver’s third attempt to escape charges

July 25, 2015- The Post reports, “A federal judge rejected ex-state Assembly Speaker Sheldon

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Exclusive: Jeff Galloway led away in handcuffs to prison

July 22, 2015- By Steven E. Greer BP.TV attended the sentencing hearing of convicted felon, former lawyer, and BPC resident

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Crain’s Op-Ed to ban tourist helicopters

July 24, 2015- Crain’s posted a guest Op-Ed from the City Council members who introduced

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Whole Foods has been overcharging you

Update July 2, 2015- In the wake of the bad press, the two CEO’s of Whole Foods are now admitting that they

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BPCA’s Dennis Mehiel used wife’s minority status to get big contracts

July 13, 2015- By Steven E. Greer We have heard rumors for years that Dennis Mehiel, the Chairman and CEO of the BPCA and

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Sheldon Silver’s Son-in-Law Pleads Guilty in Ponzi Scheme Case

July 14, 2015- The NYT reports, “A son-in-law

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Defamation suit against blogger fails. Plaintiff owes $225,000 now.

July 9, 2015- The Post reports on a story about the futility of defamation suits against bloggers,

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Your building is likely rent-stabilized

June 17, 2015- By Steven E. Greer DNAinfo has a story today about the 421g law making FiDi luxury “condos” rent-stabilized

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City Council proposes police reform laws

June 29, 2015- The Post reports, “Rank-and-file cops are fuming over several “police reform”

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Nobody is listening to Catherine McVay Hughes’ CB1 anymore

April 9, 2015- Opinion by By Steven E. Greer Several years ago, the Tribeca subcommittee of CB1 protested over the design of a Pier 26 restaurant being

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NY Supreme Court rules that yelling obscenities at police is not illegal

June 27, 2015- In 2011, Richard Gonzalez yelled obscenities at NYPD in a subway station. They

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NY AG will now handle cases of deaths caused by police

June 24, 2015- The Post reports, “Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will investigate deaths

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Broadsheet spins the Jeff Galloway conviction

June 8, 2015- Opinion by Steven E. Greer The local advertising flier called Broadsheet (BS) has been criticized by BatteryPark.TV over

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Helicopter noise gets even closer as choppers take off from North Cove Marina

Far left: The Boardwalk with helicopter on deck, parked closely to other boats and congested restaurants. June 12, 2015- By Steven E. Greer I was informed yesterday by someone at the WFC that the helicopter aboard the yacht Boardwalk

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Op-Ed: Most members of Manhattan Community Board 1 need to be replaced

January 28, 2015- By Steven E. Greer After the arrest by the DOJ of State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the true extent of his invasive tentacles

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Exclusive: A “serious investigation is going down” concerning the BPCA

May 2, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Sources close to the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) and New York legal community

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The New York Times is busted for publishing PR-placed puff pieces

April 30, 2015- By Steven E. Greer A local advertising flier called The Broadsheet (BS) was given a story from a BPCA insider that

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CB1’s Paul Hovitz literally blows a kiss to indicted Sheldon Silver

April 20, 2015- A local advertising flier in Tribeca posted a YouTube of the recent School Overcrowding

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Judge allows prosecution of Sheldon Silver to continue

April 11, 2015- The WSJ reports that the federal judge on the Sheldon Silver prosecution case

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