Category Archives: Lawyers

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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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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Federal judge allows lawsuits against Sheldon Silver over sexual harassment

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

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Little guy challenges Dr. Oz over copyright infringement and wins

September 12, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD Under certain circumstances, copyrighted text or video content can be used by others without permission or payment if it falls under the “fair use” laws. Whether “fair use” applies or not is … Continue reading

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Why is Pier 25 “Cash Only”?

June 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I had to go to Pier 25 to meet some people on a boat, and I noticed something. Bob Townley’s Manhattan Youth was getting

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Disgraced indicted NY Assemblyman tells judge that Sheldon Silver hurts his reputation

July 3, 2014- The Post reports that indicted former NY Assemblyman Vito Lopez wants his federal civil lawsuit against him separated from Sheldon Silver

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Cyberbullying law struck down by NY Supreme Court

July 1, 2014- The NY Supreme Court ruled that a 2010 state law passed to outlaw “cyberbullying” was unconstitutional. The judges

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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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Exclusive: Are the 22 River Terrace condo conversion evictions 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 the

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Federal class action lawsuit against Poulakakos for violating minimum wage laws

May 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV was tipped off last year by former employees of Harry’s Steakhouse that the Poulakakos family was underpaying employees, below minimum wage. Many of the employees were not U.S. citizens, and felt … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Market rate renter in LeFrak’s Gateway Plaza wins case of retaliatory eviction

June 10, 2014- By Steven E Greer In what could send shockwaves throughout the real estate families of New York, The LeFrak Organization

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N.Y. RPT. LAW § 421-a : NY Code – Section 421-A:

N.Y. RPT. LAW § 421-a : NY Code – Section 421-A: Exemption of new multiple dwellings from local taxation  1. The following terms, whenever used or referred to in this section, shall have the following meaning, unless a different meaning … Continue reading

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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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The Poulakakos team discusses lawsuits against them

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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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State Liquor Authority grants Pier-A opposition group a public hearing

May 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Nearly one month after the April 24th New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) “500-Foot” hearing, the SLA has granted a rare public hearing to the community group opposing the Pier-A nightclub and … Continue reading

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