Category Archives: Parks

When hell freezes over

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

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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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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 $4-Million state-funded “Visitor center” inside Pier-A has been perverted into a for-profit coffee shop with three iPads

Update November 3, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The controversial Visitor center” that has been downsized and downside so many times that it had last been shown on drawings to be nothing but

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

Update November 3, 2014- No on from this

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Poulakakos to give update on Pier-A visitor center, but not the restaurant

October 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The agenda for Monday’s CB1 meeting is posted,

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Is a real performing arts company coming to Battery Park?!

October 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer One of the hidden agendas of BatteryPark.TV has been to recruit performing arts to Downtown. Right now, all of the cool stuff,

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Downtown Dance Festival: Day 2

August 18, 2014- The second day of the Downtown Dance Festival featured

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Monarch butterflies in Wagner Park

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Battery Park invaded by commercial fishermen again

Chinatown fish causing serious skin infection epidemic

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A squirrel and his nuts

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Dragonfly 8-25-2015

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UK’s Daily Mail covers BatteryPark.TV story on $5-Million HRPT dog run

October 4, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The international newspaper, The Daily Mail, has expanded upon BatteryPark.TV’s story of the HRPT’s $5 Million dog run. Click here for the story.

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Fishermen on the esplanade migrate north

Update August 21, 2013- Despite the PEP Captain claiming that they were enforcing rules to prevent the fishermen from setting up disgusting mini-fisheries

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BPCA hires separate security for Pier-A, not Poulakakos

September 23, 2014- By Steven E. Greer In an admission of the ineptness of the city-parks-contracted PEP force, which already costs the BPCA several million dollars per year,

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BPCA fails to mention $7.5 million budget item during public meeting

June 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The controversial West Thames pedestrian bridge project is a proposed $30 Million bridge to span the West Side Highway. That number was determined even before plans were drawn up, so the final bridge, … Continue reading

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Soccer mom destroys other half of West Thames grass field

October 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The West Thames grass field was out of service for most of the year as the parks staff fenced it off to re-seed the lawn. Kids playing organized soccer destroyed the grass.

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