Category Archives: Schools

Video of the “Epic Blizzard of 2016”

Tweet Update January 23, 2016 (11:00 PM)- There are now approximately 16-inches of snow on the ground (see updated video). Tweet

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Asphalt Green is failing miserably

Tweet Update January 31, 2016- There were hints at this during the BPCA Town Hall (read below, and video above). Asphalt Green is failing miserably and the Upper East Side company is treating our Tweet

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Downtown finally gets a new school to address overcrowding

Tweet Update January 27, 2016- The Post reports that a 500-foot pencil-tower will be slapped Tweet

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U.S. Senate now investigates rubber pellet turf fields

Tweet January 22, 2016- The U.S. Senate is now weighing in on the safety of those ubiquitous Tweet

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Turf goes down on West Thames rubber pellet field

Tweet January 16, 2016- The turf and rubber pellets are being installed. Tweet

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A plea for a crossing guard by PS 89 and Stuyvesant High School

Tweet January 21, 2016- A parent sent this email out: Tweet

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Feckless CB1 and Sheldon Silver fail to bring new schools Downtown, again

Tweet Update February 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The new City DOE Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced revisions to the old Bloomberg plan for new schools, and Downtown “aint gettin nothin”, so to speak. Despite Downtown Manhattan being one of … Continue reading

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BPC Christmas Tree lighting 2015

Tweet December 3, 2015 Tweet

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Exclusive: BPC Parks Conservancy electric vehicle runs over 5th grader by PS 276

Tweet Update December 18, 2015- At the December 16th Town Hall, the new head of parks addressed Tweet

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BPCA proceeds with opaque West Thames turf project

Tweet October 29, 2015- by Steven E. Greer At the October 27th BPCA meeting, the board voted to approved $1.59 Million of your tax dollars Tweet

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Retraction of “BPC teen assaulted in attempted iPhone robbery”

Tweet Update October 29, 2015- Not only did the Broadsheet publish this story without giving us credit Tweet

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Washington lawmakers are asking the EPA to weigh in on whether artificial turf fields cause cancer

Tweet October 26, 2015- NBC reports, “Washington lawmakers are asking the Environmental Protection Tweet

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Letter from viewer to the mayor about dangerous golf carts on our sidewalks

Tweet October 15, 2015- Letter from Viewer Dear Mr. Mayor: I am writing to make you aware of a dangerous situation being created by the Battery Park City Tweet

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Artificial turf fields are such a bad idea

Tweet September 9, 2015- by Steven E. Greer The local news is reporting a case of a local high school football team that suffered burn injuries Tweet

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Taste of BPC mysteriously divides the community in half

Tweet October 6, 2015- by Steven E. Greer This past Sunday, the Taste of BPC was held on the esplanade by the marina. The very name Tweet

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The new Peck Slip public school in the Seaport

Tweet September 8, 2015- I coincidentally was by the new Peck Slip school and snapped this. Tweet

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

Tweet (5,400 real BPC residents have read this story as of September 7, 2015. We inform.) Update September 7, 2015- Now that the BPCA is effectively shutting down the parks conservancy by firing people, or switching them over to become … Continue reading

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Enjoy it while you can because the BPCA is going to pave it over

Tweet April 15, 2015- The tarp came off the newly seeded West Thames grass field. Enjoy it while you Tweet

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Teacher at private Lehman prep arrested for having sex with 16-yo student

Tweet July 30, 2015- Daily News reports, “David Azurmendi, who had been working at the exclusive Tweet

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Two local softball teams win city championships, again

Tweet July 17, 2015- Downtown Express reports that the junior and senior fast-pitch softball teams Tweet

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