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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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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3 WTC gets Liberty bonds. Construction continues.

October 7, 2014- Larry Silverstein did it again. He was able to win discounted funding in the form of $1.6 Billion in Liberty Bonds to finish 3 WTC.

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Exclusive: Have rent increases in BPC been illegal?

June 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported, “Exclusive: Your building is likely rent stabilized and you had no idea” in which we uncovered

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BPCA blames Poulakakos for Pier-A delays

September 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Back on March 4th, it seemed so brilliantly machiavellian. The Poulakakos restaurant team was poised to pull off the impossible. They seemingly

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Milford Management sneaks in Verizon cell tower atop Cove Club

September 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Using the same sneaky tactics employed by the condo board at 300 Albany, Milford Management is currently installing a

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Told you so: Jean-Georges is NOT coming to Brookfield Place

September 30, 2014- Told you so. Jean-Georges is not coming to Brookfield Place and never was. How did we know? We did basic reporting, such as calling them and asking, rather than propagating rumors from blogs. BP.TV informs. April 4, … Continue reading

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Confirmed: Brookfield Place now talking about “2016” as opening date

September 24, 2014- BatteryPark.TV has been the only source to correctly warn the community that the Brookfield Place renovations had fallen far behind schedule, and that 2016 was the more likely opening date. Today,

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The Netflix Late Reviewer: “16 Acres”: How the biggest lightning rod in the world was made

 September 20, 2014- by Steven E. Greer “16 Acres” is an excellent documentary that describes the politics behind the rebuilding of Ground Zero, and why it has taken so long.

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Tear down the Rector Street bridge

April 13, 2014- By Steven E. Greer When something unsightly sticks around for so long, people tend to tune it out and just accept it. Like an abandoned rubber tire plant in Akron or trash barges in the Fresh Kills, … Continue reading

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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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The new Arcade bakery

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Mike Marcucci, producer of “16 Acres”

September 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We met documentary filmmaker Mike Marcucci today and he

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Woolworth building employs anti-tourist-Nazis

September 21, 2014- The Post reports, “Careful how you crane your neck in this city or you’ll be branded a tourist! One Brooklyn woman learned that the hard way as she paused to gaze upward in the ornate lobby of … Continue reading

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Another Robin Hood pol wants to steal your BPC money

September 20, 2014- City Comptroller Stringer is the latest pol to want to get his hands into the golden cookie jar of the BPCA.

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Lenders foreclose on Trump SoHo

September 16, 2014- The WSJ reports that the Trump SoHo

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Will Mayor de Blasio build new affordable housing on Gateway Plaza land?

February 22, 2014- The WSJ reports, “Few people in New York City have more at stake in accomplishing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s goal of delivering 200,000 affordable-housing units than Alicia Glen, his new deputy mayor for housing and economic development. … Continue reading

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Is Sheldon Silver really fighting for more schools?

December 3, 2013- By Steven E. Greer MD Some of State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s proudest accomplishments are the new schools that he takes credit for building. He even has

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Big Wall Street research shop moves to 4 WTC

September 18, 2014- Silverstein Properties announced that it leased 30,000-square-feet at

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