Category Archives: Op-Ed

BatteryPark.TV endorses Bernie Sanders

Tweet February 4, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV endorses Bernie Sanders as the Democratic candidate for President of the United Tweet

Posted in - Federal government, - Politics, Lawyers, Op-Ed | 2 Comments

Wife of Sheldon Silver and another convicted felon choose his successor in Assembly

Tweet February 8, 2016- BatteryPark.TV warned how sleazy the process of replacing Sheldon Would be, but we had no idea it would be this egregious.  Tweet

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Politics, - State Government, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Gripes, Lawyers, Op-Ed | Leave a comment

So many closed retail storefronts that it looks like 2009 again

Tweet February 7, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I was in SoHo again and noticed numerous closed retail storefronts in the heart of the fancy Tweet

Posted in - Real estate, Financial District, Gripes, Op-Ed, Restaurants, Shops and markets, The Battery, Wall Street | Leave a comment

Neighbors warned Catherine McVay Hughes and her CB1 of swaying Tribeca crane hours before fatal collapse

Tweet February 5, 2016- Folks, if you see a construction crane, walk away from it. They are dangerous Tweet

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - NYPD First Precinct, - Politics, - Real estate, -- In the News, Crime, Gripes, Lawyers, Op-Ed, The Battery | Leave a comment

Exclusive: State agencies investigate possible illegal shuttering of BPC Parks Conservancy

Tweet Update February 6, 2016- The AG replied and is working on this. Tweet

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Politics, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Decline of our parks, Op-Ed, Outdoor events, Parks | Leave a comment

Letter: Why is there so much turnover in staff at Milford Management?

Tweet February 5, 2016- Letter from BPC resident: I am a resident in one of the Milford-managed buildings and have noticed tremendous turnover Tweet

Posted in - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Featured Residents, Gripes, Lawyers, Op-Ed | 2 Comments

CB1 allows Asphalt Green to dismantle portions of your $70 Million community center

Tweet February 3, 2016- by Steven Greer BatteryPark.TV has previously reported how Asphalt Green is failing at providing community Tweet

Posted in - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Art and Museums, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Cooking tips, Events and Activities, Gripes, Gyms and Pools, Health and lifestyle, Op-Ed, Parks, Restaurants, Shops and markets, Sports and fitness | 1 Comment

Local representation on the BPCA board won’t change a damn thing

Tweet January 26, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I seriously wonder sometimes whether the majority of the people living in Lower Manhattan are morons. Tweet

Posted in - Politics, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Lawyers, Op-Ed | Leave a comment

My recommendations for buying a desktop (if you don’t do Apple)

Tweet Update January 17, 2016- Well, the third time is a charm. I purchased a Lenovo 27-inch Tweet

Posted in Gripes, Op-Ed, Photography | 2 Comments

Cuomo gives the middle finger to local city Democrats

Tweet February 1, 2016- by Steven E. Greer The bigger story playing out with this PEP-firing is how Governor Como, the man in charge Tweet

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - NYPD First Precinct, - Politics, - State Government, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Gripes, Op-Ed, Parks | Leave a comment

Angry pitchfork mob demands the ouster of BPCA Chairman Dennis Mehiel

Tweet December 16, 2015- by Steven E. Greer The BPCA hosted a rare Town Hall meeting tonight, and surprisingly, all of the top executives Tweet

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - NYPD First Precinct, - Politics, - Real estate, - State Government, Accomplishments, Battery Park City and BPCA, Dangerous West Thames and South End Ave crossings, Decline of our parks, Gripes, Lawyers, Op-Ed, Parks | Leave a comment

City EDC strikes deal to cut noisy helicopter flights in half

Tweet   Update January 31, 2016- The city and its EDC have agreed to cut the number of noisy tourist Tweet

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Politics, - State Government, Accomplishments, Battery Park City and BPCA, Helicopter noise, New York Waterway ferry boat pollution, Op-Ed, Seaport, The Battery | 3 Comments

Is Martha Gallo failing to provide oversight again?

Tweet January 29, 2016- Opinion by Steven E. Greer I was scratching my head trying to understand the motivation for why local resident and BPCA Tweet

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Music Bands, Op-Ed, Wall Street | 1 Comment

Review: One World Observatory is a horrible experience

Tweet January 27, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I visited the One World Observatory last night for the CB1 meeting. It was Tweet

Posted in - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Politics, - Real estate, - State Government, Art and Museums, Gripes, Op-Ed, World Trade Center | 2 Comments

Playing Robin Hood: Cuomo and De Blasio fight over how to spend your tax dollars outside of BPC

Tweet January 27, 2016- Playing Robin Hood, Governor Cuomo and Comptroller Stringer have ganged Tweet

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - Politics, - Real estate, - State Government, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA, Decline of our parks, Gripes, Op-Ed | Leave a comment

What I did this Summer of 2015

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BPCA CFO, Robert Serpico, spotted coming out of cigar lounge

Tweet January 8, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I was walking by the Davidoff of Geneva cigar store and spotted Robert Serpico, the CFO of the Tweet

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - State Government, Bar, Lounge, Battery Park City and BPCA, Cigar and smoke, Featured Residents, Op-Ed, Restaurants, Wall Street | Leave a comment

Who would be good choices for Governor Cuomo to select as new BPCA board members?

Tweet January 15, 2016- by Steven E. Greer Since the BPCA controls how your tax dollars are spent, and the BPCA is comprised of appointed Tweet

Posted in - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Politics, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes, Op-Ed | 1 Comment

Could the BPCA’s Kevin McCabe and Robin Forst be charged with assault?

Tweet January 25, 2016- In the news is a story about a radical professor at the University of Missouri Tweet

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Politics, - State Government, -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Gripes, Lawyers, Op-Ed | Leave a comment

Told you so. It was not a blizzard according to the NYT

Tweet January 24, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I am such a genius contrarian. All of you thought that I had lost my marbles when I was proclaiming Tweet

Posted in - Downtown oversight, -- In the News, Accomplishments, Battery Park City and BPCA, City Hall & Civic Center, Film Theater and TV, Financial District, Governors Island, Gripes, Hudson River Park Trust, Lower East Side, Op-Ed, Seaport, SoHo, The Battery, TriBeCa, World Trade Center | 6 Comments