Category Archives: Parks

Meet the architect of the Irish Memorial on May 3rd

April 21, 2015- On May 3rd at 2:00 PM, the architect of the Irish Memorial, Brian Tolle, will

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Photos 4-24-2015

April 24, 2015-

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Images of the outdoor space around Pier-A

April 17, 2015-

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Images of the newly opened Battery Conservancy

April 17, 2015-

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Kids love real grass fields

Update April 22, 2015- The field opened up, finally, and the kids love it. Their parents should

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New report: Artificial turf fields have unsafe levels of lead

March 16, 2015- USA Today is reporting about a new government study that reviewed the

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Exclusive: Real cops now patrol the esplanade by Pier-A

April 17, 2015- By Steven E. Greer A special Critical Response unit of the NYPD has been assigned to patrol the esplanade near

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Notes from the April BPCA board meeting

April 20, 2015- On April 14th, the BPCA board convened. The video was not made available,

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Photos 4-16-2015

April 16, 2015-

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Enjoy it while you can because the BPCA is going to pave it over

April 15, 2015- The tarp came off the newly seeded West Thames grass field. Enjoy it while you

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Photos 4-16-2015

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Crowd funding for Shakespeare Downtown

April 15, 2015- The people putting together the Shakespeare Downtown to be performed inside

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Confirmed: BPCA wants the Irish Memorial “to go away”

March 17, 2017- A year later and nothing has changed, and it is intentional. A BPCA insider told

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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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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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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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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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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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