Category Archives: Lawyers

Letter to the Editor: Give Peace (and Quiet) A Chance

(3,000 people have read this as of August 21st, thanks to 169 Facebook likes) August 10, 2015- Letter by John Dellaportas Some 100,000 times per year, tourist helicopters buzz Battery Park City. These flights run all day,

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Gateway Plaza woman prevails in housing court against billionaire LeFrak

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: 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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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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Is this the worst person in Manhattan real estate?

August 14, 2015- Opinion by Steven E. Greer Thousands of residents of Battery Park City not only witnessed the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001,

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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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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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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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Now Starr is sued for keeping tips

Update August 6, 2015- Philly.com is reporting that Starr has sold the catering business.

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BPCA lawyers thumb their noses at First Amendment and NY Open Meeting Law

July 29, 2015- By Steven E. Greer On July 29, 2015, at 12:00 PM, the BPCA convened a board meeting. By NY Open Meeting Law,

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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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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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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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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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