Category Archives: - State Government

DOJ now has Cuomo’s Moreland Commission anti-corruption records

Update May 28, 2014- The WSJ reports that the DOJ has instructed state officials to not destroy any documents obtained by the Moreland commission. May 13, 2014- The Post reports that the Federal DOJ now has the New York State … Continue reading

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Outrageous: Brookfield shuts off only detour at ground level to spite P.J. Clarke’s

July 22, 2014- Opinion by Steven E. Greer The Canadian real estate bullies who run Brookfield Properties, who have been allowed to get away with anything, no matter how great

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You gotta “pay to play” to get NY State construction contracts

July 21, 2014- The NY Post reports that several construction contractors awarded state jobs then turned around and promptly donated cash to the Cuomo-2014 campaign.

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Using shell company 501c non-profits is common form of corruption

March 6, 2014- The recent conviction of a New York State Assemblyman, William Boyland, details how elected officials and others in the power grid on New York love to form noble sounding non-profits as tax-exempt 501c’s then funnel money from … 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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Sheldon Silver spends $7.5 Million on legal defense fees, and takes it from campaign funds

July 22, 2014- The Daily News reports, “Scandal-scarred

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The second meeting of “Friends of BPC” block association

July 18, 2014- The second meeting took place today. We plan to meet again on or before the CB1 meeting on July 29th.

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Sheldon Silver wants to help destroy Stuyvesant High School’s elite status

July 21, 2014- A bill in Albany supported by Sheldon Silver would eliminate the competitive merit exams required for admission to Stuyvesant High School in BPC.

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Tour bus collides with car at dangerous West Thames and Battery Place intersection

July 18, 2014 (2:00 PM)- By Steven E. Greer, MD Today, at the infamous intersection of West Thames and Battery Place, where the DOT is in the process of installing safety measures,

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Tip of the Week: Ed Koch explains how to deal with “Crazies” in NYC politics

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Bernie Madoff’s defense lawyer now runs New York State’s ethics agency

July 15, 2014- Shari Hyman is the controversial

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Will there be a German beer festival next to the Jewish Holocaust Museum?

June 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD With the real possibility that the SLA will allow the Poulakakos team to have the rights to serve beer on the large 5,000 square-foot, BPCA-funded, plaza, under construction now, what will this … Continue reading

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Exclusive: P.J. Clarke’s wants your help fighting Brookfield

July 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer If you walk by P.J. Clarke’s during the lunch hour, the popular outdoor dining area will be empty. Only after the work shift do they become packed for dinner service.

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BPCA responds to BP.TV, addresses infrastructure repairs budgeted but not happening

July 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer As a direct result of the BatteryPark.TV investigative report that showed most of the budgeted infrastructure repair projects for 2014 have not yet begun, the BPCA went over a list of programs at … Continue reading

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Exclusive: NY State Civil Rights department investigates the BPCA

May 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), led by Chairman and CEO Denis Mehiel, has been the target of numerous state and federal investigations in the short time since Mr. Mehiel was appointed … Continue reading

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BP.TV asks Chairman of NYSLA how they handle rogue community boards

May 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV attended the Manhattan Community Board joint meeting that featured as panelists the top officers of the New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA).

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BPCA sues Wall Street bank that employs its own board member

February 10, 2014- Bloomberg reports that the BPCA is suing numerous Wall Street banks for rigging the bond offering system back in 2003 when the BPCA raised hundreds of millions in revenue. Of note, the BPCA’s CFO, Robert Serpico, was … Continue reading

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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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Shooting at former BPCA board member Fernando Mateo’s nightclub La Marina

July 14, 2014- This story woudl be more interesting if Mr. Mateo were still on the BPCA board, but the Post is reporting, “Former

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Exclusive: BPCA executives get a hefty raise

June 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has previously reported how the BPCA executives

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