Category Archives: – Real estate

No activity in the new “sailing school”

July 1, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The new “sailing school” that has supposedly replaced Mike Fortenbaugh’s is getting

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Timur Galen, head of Goldman Sachs real estate, leaves the firm

July 9, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The man who ran all of the office buildings and real estate assets for Goldman Sachs, Timur Galen,

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Exclusive: CB1’s Anthony Notaro investigated by city’s Conflicts of Interest Board

Update June 2, 2015- The New York City Conflicts of Interest Board is now investigating

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Exclusive video of yacht Boardwalk’s helicopter taking off

June 17, 2015- By Steven E. Greer A viewer sent us this video of the June 11th flight of the controversial helicopter attached with

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How does a millionaire and convicted felon like Jeff Galloway enjoy rent-subsidized apartments in Gateway?

June 19, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Local convicted felon and former lawyer, Jeff Galloway, who lives in Gateway Plaza, earned approximately

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Downtown Manhattan was the epicenter of the American Revolution

July 4, 2015- It is easy to forget, but most of the crucial battles and events in our Revolutionary

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And then there were none: St John’s all gone

June 19, 2015- The ground has been cleared to make way for “111 Murray“. The old St. John’s school

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A video tour of One World Trade Center

June 30, 2015- A video sent to us by viewer Barry Hauptman

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Weeds be gone

Update June 20, 2015- The weeds are gone, in no small part due to BatteryPark.TV. However,

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Review: The Swedish Midsummer Festival is an overcrowded deathtrap

June 19, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD I have now witnessed two or three of these summer solstice celebratory Swedish Midsummer

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Your building is likely rent-stabilized

June 17, 2015- By Steven E. Greer DNAinfo has a story today about the 421g law making FiDi luxury “condos” rent-stabilized

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Quick: How many towers do you see?

June 27, 2015- Take a quick look, then close your eyes. How many towers did you see? If you

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Gone in 60 Seconds: S7:E5

June 26, 2015

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Images from Tear Drop Park 2015

June 6, 2015

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Parm opens Monday, for sure

Update June 25, 2015- Parm opens Monday, for sure. 

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Welfare to real estate billionaires, the 421-a law, extended for four years

Update June 24, 2015- As a compromise, the 421-a law was extended for four years. The tax-breaks to the fat

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Broadsheet omits key fact from story on changes to park rules

June 23, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The local advertising flier called the Broadsheet (BS) misled the community, once again, with

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City EDC finally admits that it is secretly planning to destroy historic Seaport buildings

June 20, 2015- We previously reported how “no one is listening to Catherine McVay Hughes’ CB1 anymore”.

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Stuyvesant’s pool and two basketball courts cost $30 a month

(3,700 real BPC residents have read this story as of March 20, 2015. We inform.) Update January 17, 2015- I tried out the day pass for the first time. It requires a one-time waiver document and then a $15 fee.

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After 18-months of stalled progress, Howard Hughes agrees to change Seaport tower design

June 20, 2015- Downtown express reports, “Howard Hughes is reducing the proposed size

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