Category Archives: - State Government

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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Port Authority is holding up retail spaces under WTC

April 10, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The Port Authority controls the real estate under ground at the World Trade Center site, including

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BPCA now flagrantly violating New York Open Meeting Law and FOIL

April 16, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The BPCA, run by CEO Dennis Mehiel and President Shari Hyman, is in crisis mode in the wake

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Confirmed: Brookfield will not provide the community with a sailing school this year

March 28, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD We did some investigative reporting and snooping, and confirmed that the new North Cove Marina

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Sailing/Yachting | 5 Comments

Port Authority creates ultracreepy vibe for One World Trade Center

April 6, 2015- By Steven E. Greer I have been throughout the Silverstein-managed World Trade Center Towers several times

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Where is Dennis Meheil’s Yacht, S/Y HELIOS?

April 14, 2015- Letter to Editor from (name withheld) Helios is a 45-meter luxury sailing yacht built by the Italian yacht builder Perini Navi in 2007. 

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Sheldon Silver’s son-in-law busted by FBI for pulling a Bernie Madoff

April 1, 2015- The Post reports, “A son-in-law of disgraced former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver,

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No sign of the new marina operator

Update March 19, 2015- We have repeatedly contacted the IGY Marina executives to ask whether they wil

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Politics, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Sailing/Yachting | 1 Comment

Nobody is listening to Catherine McVay Hughes’ CB1 anymore

April 9, 2015- Opinion by By Steven E. Greer Several years ago, the Tribeca subcommittee of CB1 protested over the design of a Pier 26 restaurant being

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The BPCA’s in-house lawyer Alix Pustilnik tries unsuccessfully to have Chairman Mehiel “admonish” us

March 7, 2015- During the January BPCA board meeting that resulted in the eviction of Mike Fortenbaugh

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Was the BPCA community liaison Robin Forst demoted?

April 8, 2015- By Steven E. Greer At the CB1 meeting tonight, The BPCA’s spokesperson and community liaison Robin Forst,

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CB1’s Catherine McVay Hughes refuses to explain why she moved the meetings to far away Chambers Street

April 7, 2015- By Steven E. Greer For nearly a decade, the BPC subcommittee of the CB1 has held the monthly meetings inside

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Dennis Mehiel, BPCA Chair, spends 15-minutes defending his 148-foot mega-yacht

January 22, 2015- During the BPCA board meeting today, which voted on the RFP for the North Cove Marina,

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Correction: NYPD Highway Patrol screaming at drivers in Battery Tunnel traffic stings

April 12, 2015- We have a major correction to make. The agency making this noise is not the

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Op-Ed: Most members of Manhattan Community Board 1 need to be replaced

January 28, 2015- By Steven E. Greer After the arrest by the DOJ of State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the true extent of his invasive tentacles

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Judge allows prosecution of Sheldon Silver to continue

April 11, 2015- The WSJ reports that the federal judge on the Sheldon Silver prosecution case

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Exclusive: The FBI investigates Bob Townley and the finances of Manhattan Youth

February 9, 2015- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has learned that the FBI is investigating the finances of Manhattan Youth Community Center,

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The History of BPC by Ed Koch

We had the chance to interview Mr. Koch a few years ago. Ed Koch, former Mayor of New York City and former U.S. Congressman,

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BPCA’s Martha Gallo to head AIG’s Internal Audit department

April 2, 2015- This is not an April Fool’s joke. Martha Gallo, BPC resident, board member of the BPCA,

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Exclusive: BPCA execs award themselves 29% salary hike

August 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Without any public comment, the Battery Park City Authority board approved double-digit hikes in salaries for senior

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