Category Archives: - Real estate

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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Nobu is leaving Tribeca for historic building on Broadway in FiDi

February 10, 2015- The Post reports, “Nobu, for 20 years one of New York’s most storied

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Exclusive: Your building is likely rent stabilized and you had no idea

(3,000 people have read this as of February 17, 2015. We inform.) June 18, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Tom Goodkind, Community Board 1 member and resident of Gateway plaza, has been a long-time activist for affordable housing.

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

(3,300 real BPC residents have read this story as of February 19, 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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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 demise of Sheldon Silver hurts Bill Ackman’s chances for building a tower at the Seaport

February 17, 2015- The NYT reports, “For years, the owner of the South Street Seaport in Manhattan

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Exclusive: Brookfield might not host a community sailing club in the North Cove Marina

Update February 5, 2015- Mike Fortenbaugh interprets the comments as Brookfield not intending to

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All of the stars align against the real estate billionaire

February 9, 2015- By Steven E. Greer For decades, the billionaire real estate moguls of New York have controlled City Hall and manipulated tax

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Scenes from the BPCA board meeting deciding the fate of the marina

January 22, 2015- Scenes from the BPCA board meeting today:

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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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How wealthy is LeFrak?

April 10, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Richard LeFrak is in the news a lot lately over the class action lawsuit brought against him for his alleged mishandling of Gateway Plaza as a “slumlord”.

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The pencil towers are taking over the NYC

January 2, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The NYT editorial sections writes, “It’s not a tourist attraction yet, but when hard-hatted construction

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Exclusive: IMG scouts WTC as home of next Fashion Week

Update February 2, 2015- The IMG events company running Fashion Week is in fact scouting out the WTC

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South Street Seaport Approaches Its Moment of Truth

February 11, 2015- Whether the city allows the Howard Hughes real estate company to move forward

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The one-percenter who runs BPC

Update January 20, 2015- It gets better. Mr. Mehiel owns a 148-foot mega-yacht called Helios.

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The fallout begins: 50 city and private real estate inspectors arrested for taking bribes

February 10, 2015- The people who used to look the other way and allow New York City backroom

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The Parm floor plan

February 3, 2015- Oops. We were looking at the wrong space for Parm all along. The corner lot at

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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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CME to close human-powered trading operations at BPC’s NYMEX

February 6, 2015- The parent company of the NYMEX, located in the building next to the Vesey Street ferry

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North End Grill capitulates, finally puts up signage

February 5, 2015- For three years, it has been a running joke how so many people walk by the entrance

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