Category Archives: Parks

Exclusive: BPCA plans to cut park spending, eliminate conservancy

July 31, 2015- By Steven E. Greer This week, the BPCA made yet another controversial move and fired long-time director of the

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BPCA ousts Tessa Huxley and makes no mention of it during board meeting

July 30, 2015- By Steven E. Greer As we reported yesterday, BatteryPark.TV was singled out by the BPCA, not allowed into the

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West Thames grass field neglected again

May 4, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Once again, the geniuses who work in the parks department of the BPCA managed by Tessa Huxley

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Inept BPC Parks spreads useless sand on sidewalks that only dirties interiors

February 5, 2015- The head of the BPC Parks Conservancy, Tess Huxley, has screwed up royally again. In an effort to be

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Le Dîner en Blanc shuts down the bike path

July 29, 2015- Letter to the Editor by BPCResident

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Who killed the Koi?

April 21, 2011 One of the best assets in Battery Park City for children and visitors has been the unique and

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Tess Huxley’s feckless parks staff feed the pigeons with grass seed

Grass seed thrown down on bare dirt with no water June 11, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The West Thames grass field is just a monument to BPCA incompetency. The park staff cannot

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Tessa Huxley’s gardeners allow every ilex shrub to die

May 13, 2015- BatteryPark.TV has previously pointed out the deteriorating conditions of the greenery

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Who killed the ducklings of Teardrop Park?

June 7, 2011- By Steven Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has learned that a mallard duck nest in Teardrop Park, that hatched into at least 10

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Did the Parks Conservancy intentionally raise the pond level that killed the ducklings?

November 18, 2011- By Steven Greer, MD Viewers will recall our previous stories from the spring following

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West Thames Park grass field not opened, committee decides usage rules

Update: August 2, 2011 In what exemplifies the disconnect between the bureaucrats governing lower Manhattan and the

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Bombshell: Parks Conservancy still not agreeing to assume control of the West Thames grass field

July 5, 2011 The Battery Park Community Board met tonight to discuss how the newly-sodded grass field in

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Review: Taming of the Shrew

July 12, 2015– By Steven E. Greer Shakespeare in the park is a tedious affair under ideal conditions.

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Images from Grand Banks oyster bar

June 11, 2015

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Park rangers look the other way as pot smoking becomes rampant in the parks

July 5, 2015- By Steven E. Greer At 8:55 PM tonight, I smelled the strong odor of marijuana coming from the Rector Place Park benches

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World’s largest Ferris wheel coming to Staten Island

Update July 8, 2015- The NYT reports that work has begun on the foundation.

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So that’s where it went: The WTC Sphere’s new home

June 22, 2015- The controversial, no-one-seems-to-want-it-in-their-backyard, WTC Sphere

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The Pier 26 boathouse kayaks

July 5, 2015- The Pier 26 boathouse kayaks that you can take out for free. 

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Still no PEP seen patrolling the parks

Update June 24, 2015- I walked from the West Thames PEP office to Pier-A and back three

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Images from the 2015 Swedish Midsummer festival

June 19, 2015- Click on the images for best full-screen experience

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