Category Archives: Lawyers

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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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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Exclusive: The FBI investigates Bob Townley and the finances of Manhattan Youth

February 9, 2015- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has learned that the FBI is investigating the finances of Manhattan Youth Community Center,

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Why did Bill Thompson abruptly leave BPCA?

May 16, 2012 The New York World has an exposé on Bill Thompson, our most recent Chairman of the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), that could explain why he suddenly stepped down. It seems that he was cutting lucrative deals with

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Tip of the Week: Never use Craigslist for anything. Period.

April 2, 2015- By Steven E. Greer As loyal viewers know, BatteryPark.TV was taken out of service for 24-hours after a computer

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Why is Shelly Silver’s crew of elected officials so protective of Downtown Little League?

March 4, 2015- By Steven E. Greer As a direct result of BatteryPark.TV reporting, all of the local elected officials wrote a letter of concern

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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

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How to fight billionaire LeFrak without a lawyer and win

Update February 23, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Last year, BatteryPark.TV exclusively reported on the legal victories by one small pro se tenant

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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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