Category Archives: Parks

The Pier A beer garden is part of a bigger city plan to turn waterfront properties into concert venues

July 15, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The controversial Pier A beer garden, that succeeded in winning the broadest and most powerful of liquor licenses and will become

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Help us find the missing PEP

July 28, 2014- By Steven E. Greer A viewer commented today, “Where have all the PEP gone?”.

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Pier 26 kayaks arrive

July 6, 2014- The Pier 26 boathouse finally has the kayaks that have been at Pier 40 for so many years.

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Ducks test new wings

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Ducklings soon will fly

Update July 24, 2014- The three are now close to flying.

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Flowers in BPC 7-17-2014

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A blonde invasion

June 20, 2014- Tomorrow is the longest day of the year, and the Swedes celebrate the Summer Solstice with a Midsummer’s Night event

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BatteryPark.TV gets results, water turned on at Kowsky Plaza

July 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer As a direct result of BatteryPark.TV reporting, the BPCA has jerry-rigged a series of hoses to supply water to the dog run and kids playground at Kowsky Plaza.

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Shark!

November 22, 2009- There are sharks in Battery Park City, literally and metaphorically. An angler on the esplanade caught this small sand shark on Sunday.

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Photos 7-13-2014

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The Urban Farm

Warrie Price, President and Founder of the Battery Conservancy, gives Liz Conner a tour of the new Urban Farm growing vegetables

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PEP refuse to enforce West Thames grass field rules, leading to destruction of grass

June 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The BPCA is still refusing to acknowledge that the strip of land along the West Side Highway is now BPCA responsibility, per

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Another felony in the park

July 3, 2014- The police blotter reports, “A 23-year-old Battery Park City resident had his wallet and phone stolen while

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Why is Pier 25 “Cash Only”?

June 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I had to go to Pier 25 to meet some people on a boat, and I noticed something. Bob Townley’s Manhattan Youth was getting

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More crime on West Thames Park as PEP refuse to patrol

June 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Coming just one day after our story on the PEP refusing to patrol the West Thames Park (and all of the land along the West Side Highway), a local blog has reported … Continue reading

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Wary Price’s lame Aquatic Carousel will never be completed

June 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer To no one’s surprise, the stalled construction project inside the Battery Park Conservancy, the aquatic-themed carousel, is delayed yet again. DNAinfo reports that it will now open in 2015.

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No more drugs in Rector and West Thames parks

Update June 25, 2014- As we warned at the end of this story, the police and PEP will need to constantly patrol these parks, or else the problem will return.

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Go Fish

Liz Conner interviews the founders of the Go Fish program along the esplanade discuss how the program raises

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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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New City Parks Commissioner: fate of PEP Captain Falcon uncertain

March 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD With reports that felony crimes in the city parks are growing at 18%, Mayor de Blasio has chosen a new Parks Commissioner. The question remains whether our own Clapton of the Park … Continue reading

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