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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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Serious accident at the dangerous West Thames and Battery Place intersection

September 21, 2012 10:50 AM By Steven E. Greer Just two days after our story listing West Thames as a death trap in need of addressing by the new BPCA leadership, a serious accident occurred.

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What we want from the new BPCA

Opinion

September 19, 2012 By Steven E Greer

With the departure of the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) President and CEO Gayle Horwitz, and the similar unexpected departure of Bill Thompson as Chairman, the opportunity has arisen for some much needed reforms within the BPCA. For years, Gayle Horwitz has hosted dog and pony show “Town Hall” meetings, then proceeded to completely ignore the concerns of the community. In lock-step, some of the puppets on the Community Board 1 have been complicit enablers of the BPCA hand that feeds it. As a result, a long laundry list of problems in the BPCA await resolution by the new Chairman Dennis Mehiel and his boss Governor Cuomo.

BatteryPark.TV has compiled a list of the most urgent and important issues that the majority of the community would like to see addressed. The list is ranked according to importance and ease of resolution.

Better representation on the BPCA board:

Stop lights at West Thames and Rector:

Better patrolling by the PEP with more use of judgment and common sense:

A better bank that serves the unique needs of BPC:

A better grocery store:

An outdoor exercise path:

Changes to Pier A plans:

Better retail:

A cultural arts and music venue:

Various gripes with LeFrak:

Dog sewage in the streets:

New infrastructure projects:

Stop giving away our money:

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Unsanctioned soccer class destroys 40% of turf on West Thames field within an hour

Damage to West Thames grass field from soccer class
September 9, 2012 By Steven E. Greer, MD

As BatteryPark.TV previously reported, the West Thames grass field has held up this year due to proper usage, which includes small groups, sunbathing, kite flying, etc. The organized soccer leagues have been, for the most part, kept away. However, a few parents determined on using the grass field for organized soccer have persisted. Continue reading

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Letter: Best to handle the PEP by calling 911

In response to your story PEP rough up and handcuff another man for walking his dog, The Esplanade is the “West Side Hwy west” with bikers and skate boarders endangering all with their speed and lack of restraint, and South Cove is the local hangout for the later: and Continue reading

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A new dog club forms to compete with Jeff Galloway and Glenn Plaskin’s BPC Dogs

September 2, 2012  By Steven E Greer, MD Perhaps spotting an opportunity amidst the vacuum of leadership, a new dog-owner’s-rights group is forming, led by local lawyer and resident

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State Senator Squadron’s photo-op arranged for BPC Dogs

  August 30, 2012 By Steven Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV previously reported on the failed attempt of

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The dog sewer at the entrance of Gateway Plaza

August 23, 2012 By Steven Greer, MD For decades, the entrance to Gateway Plaza on South End Avenue has been a problematic zone caused by a small minority of dog owners who inconsiderately allow their pets to urinate on the … Continue reading

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