Category Archives: Schools

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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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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Dean of Pace college discusses importance of face to face teaching

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

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

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New report: Artificial turf fields have unsafe levels of lead

March 16, 2015- USA Today is reporting about a new government study that reviewed the

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The Third Street Music School Settlement

April 19, 2015- The Third Street Music School Settlement performed in the Winter

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The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much

April 5, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD The NYT has a nice essay explaining why college tuition is out of control. They first detail the

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Federal bills aiding charter schools move forward

March 28, 2015- This will not please the pro-teacher’s-union members of CB1, such as Jeff

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Man who stole from Downtown Little League in prison for beating up girlfriend

(4,500 Downtowners have read this as of March 21. We inform.) Update March 2, 2015- The man who stole from Downtown Little League is now in prison at Rikers

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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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Tip of the Week: Just Z-pack it

March 13, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD There is a bad upper respiratory virus going around (not influenza) that tends to linger and cause

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Letter: I am sick of Townley using BPCA as his piggy bank

Letter to the Editor September 26, 2013- By BPC Parent I am sick of Bob Townley

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Where did all the STEM students go in Stuyvesant?

January 18, 2015- The Post reports that, “The top-rated Manhattan high school saw a staggering 82 percent drop this

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College Sports is not the worst thing about American universities

January 10, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD I was chuckling at an irrelevant essay in the NY Post complaining about how college football is a farce to the student athlete model.

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The cheating continues at Stuyvesant High School

December 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Muhammad Islam, the 17-year-old Stuyvesant student who concocted a hoax that he was worth $72 Million from day-trading,

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Tip of the Week: Stop the brain decay with Khan Academy

September 30, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD If you have the luxury of working in an enclosed office,

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Alarming gangs of tweens gather by ballfields every Friday night

October 18, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I got a tip about gangs of tweens hanging

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The new Greer middle school at the Seaport

November 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer In February of this year, BatteryPark.TV observed during a CB1

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Safe crossings at Greer Pedestrian Plaza

August 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD After two years of work by a community effort, with the cooperation of the City DOT, extensive street safety measures were designed for South End Avenue

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Plans for 1000-foot skyscraper at St Johns (by Whole Foods) revealed

June 13, 2014- The St Johns college campus building next to Whole Foods is being torn down to make way for a much needed skyscraper

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