Category Archives: Parks

Ballfield permits to be discussed at CB1 tomorrow

March 3rd Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM Location:   

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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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BPCA backs off plans to allow other baseball teams to use the fields

February 22, 2015- Letter to the Editor by Craig Carton It’s business as usual with

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Exclusive: BPCA takes aim at Little League monopoly of ballfields

February 14, 2015- BatteryPark.TV has learned that the BPCA is reducing the number of ballfield

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Exclusive: Pier-A “visitor center” is supposed to be three times larger than it is now, and on the second floor

Updated December 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has been the only source to report on the misuse of state funds that were supposed to be used to build

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Lengthy RFP for contractors not required by law before replacing ballfield turf

Update: February 15, 2013 Although progress has been made at removing the ballfields old turf, the replacement work has been delayed

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The declining butterfly population in North America

February 10, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The government is making efforts to set aside land to help repopulate the declining Monarch butterfly

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Exclusive: BPCA did not get permission to design Pier-A in current form

January 15, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV previously reported on the botched “Visitor Center” that is now a stalled project inside of Pier-A. Funded

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Shari Hyman of the BPCA wants to destroy the West Thames grass field

January 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer As a result of the inadequate agronomy skills possessed by BPC Parks Conservancy leader Tessa Huxley and her

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Christmas Tree lighting

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Pier-A visitor center still stalled

December 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The Poulakakos team was supposed to give an

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When hell freezes over

November 19, 2014- Before this park was built, there

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Estuarium at Pier 26 set to begin construction in 2017? Really?

December 5, 2014- The NYT reported on a press release from the HRPT that claims the estuarium at Pier 26 will begin construction in 2017.

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From twig in the ground to this

October 17, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I planted this as a twig many moons ago. It has the best shape and color in the area.

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The celebrity sunflowers of Downtown

August 25, 2014- Several community gardeners in Battery Park, at Albany Street and the West Side Highway, have grown extraordinary tall sunflowers this year.

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Exclusive: Is the BPCA paying the city for no-show PEP officers?

Update  December 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The missing PEP are found! At the CB1 meeting tonight, a major announcement was made by the PEP officer assigned to give the update (PEP officer Ramos was unable to

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BatteryPark.TV reporting leads to ouster of PEP Captain Falcon

Update November 11, 2014- As we predicted on March 21st, below, Captain Falcon

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Pier-A plaza opens

November 14, 2014- The Pier-A plaza that cost more

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Images from the newly opened One World Trade Center and park 11-8-2014

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Despite promises otherwise, party boats plan to dock at Pier-A

Update November 3, 2014- No one from this

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