Category Archives: - Real estate

Exclusive: BPCA ordered geothermal well to be built despite failed tests

August 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer At the July 31st BPCA board meeting, the main topic of discussion was the money-pit of a problem at the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy headquarters on Battery Place: The geothermal well that … Continue reading

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Asphalt Green’s Carol Tweedy outrages CB1

May 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Asphalt Green’s long-time Executive Director, Carol Tweedy, finally, after a year of the BPC Asphalt Green being open, made an appearance before the community. She spoke to the monthly CB1 meeting held at … Continue reading

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Tour of the new Stuyvesant Community Center

June 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The new and improved Stuyvesant Community Center (SCC) opened its doors to the community today. For selfish reasons, I should not post this article, to keep a good thing to ourselves, but … Continue reading

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Contractor for 1 WFC lied to get minority contracts

August 1, 1014- The Post reports, “Federal authorities on Thursday charged

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“Slumlord” Steve Croman Under Investigation by State Attorney General

July 30, 2014- The Daily News reports that a controversial Lower East Side landlord is being investigated

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The second meeting of “Friends of BPC” block association

July 18, 2014- The second meeting took place today. We plan to meet again on or before the CB1 meeting on July 29th.

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At NYC green markets, the cash is greener than the vegetables

July 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Catherine McVay Hughes and the other geniuses of the CB1 have helped make the newly vacated spot south of Ground Zero

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Brookfield reopens only detour at ground level

Update July 28, 2014- The ground level detour is now opened up again, promptly after BP.TV reported.

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Durst could lose stake in Freedom Tower

July 29, 2014- The Post reports, “It’s crunch time for

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Will there be a German beer festival next to the Jewish Holocaust Museum?

June 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD With the real possibility that the SLA will allow the Poulakakos team to have the rights to serve beer on the large 5,000 square-foot, BPCA-funded, plaza, under construction now, what will this … Continue reading

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Eric Bromberg discusses his new Blue Ribbon Sushi coming to Brookfield Place

Update July 23, 2014- They got the TCO and will open Monday.

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Chambers Street by City Hall shaping up

July 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BP.TV first reported that Chambers Street was becoming gentrified, and that top-notch restaurants were key.

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4 WTC gets first private sector tenant

July 21, 2014- Crain’s reports that MediaMath has signed on to rent from 4 WTC, but the rent is free, essentially.  The article states,

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Tour bus collides with car at dangerous West Thames and Battery Place intersection

July 18, 2014 (2:00 PM)- By Steven E. Greer, MD Today, at the infamous intersection of West Thames and Battery Place, where the DOT is in the process of installing safety measures,

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Exclusive: The BPC is pocketing the cash that was budgeted for infrastructure repairs

June 28, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV obtained the fiscal 2014 budget for the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA). It was approved by the Chairman of the Board and CEO, Dennis Mehiel. A small portion of the total … Continue reading

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Brookfield shuts down the only artery between north and south BPC for two days

July 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Tonight and tomorrow, the Lowdown Hudson Blues is taking place this year, once again. It is produced by Brookfield Properties.

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Federal DOJ getting tough on New York real estate families

March 17, 2014- The Post reports that Preet Bharara’s Second District of the DOJ is now going after the Related Companies empire for ignoring regulations in the Disabilities Act. This comes shortly after

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Exclusive: LeFrak settles city lawsuit over lack of heat in Gateway Plaza

Update May 24, 2014- The complainant that caused the city to sue LeFrak has informed us (see comments below) that the case

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Margaret Chin accused of betraying community in favor of Howard Hughes real estate

July 14, 2014- The Amsterdam Market at the Seaport is over, and the founder blames City Councilwoman Margaret Chin. In a blast email, Robert LaValva wrote,

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How much does your building pay to BPCA each year?

June 23, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV obtained the F2014 budget for the BPCA. It lists the revenue generated from each parcel of property in ground leases.

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