Category Archives: – State Government

Cuomo’s popularity rating drops to lowest level ever

May 26, 2015- the MarinaGate has not helped. The Post reports,

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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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Oculus PATH station slammed in the press again

May 20, 2015- The Port Authority can destroy architectural projects like no other bureaucracy. The WSJ reports, “Instead,

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BPCA abruptly cancels board meeting today

May 19, 2015- The BPCA abruptly cancelled the board meeting today. BP.TV called Robin Forst,

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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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Exclusive: BPCA ordered geothermal well to be built despite failed tests

Update May 18, 2015- The BPCA has issued an RFP to shut down these money pit geothermal wells.

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District Attorneys Want More Power to Fight Corruption

May 18, 2015- The WSJ reports, “Under current laws, New York’s district attorneys, who focus

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Governors Island loud rave music is back

May 16, 2015- The Governors Island concert venue kicked off its season tonight to non-stop

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CB1 passes a resolution demanding the BPCA finally recognize Pataki Highway as property it owns

April 7, 2015- By Steven E. Greer As we have previously reported, the passage into law of State Bill A8031 in June of 2013 took

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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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CB1’s Anthony Notaro mocks FBI investigations into Sheldon Silver

 January 7, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The largest newspapers reported last week that New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is

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It’s not just the Democrats who are corrupt in New York

Update January 30, 2015- The U.S. Attorney who brought down Democrat Sheldon Silver is now looking into the

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Brookfield wants to bring booze-cruise party boats to the marina

May 6, 2015- By Steven E. Greer At the CB1 meeting last night, Brookfield Properties, the new operator of the North Cove Marina,

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A campaign to reform the 421-a law

May 13, 2015- There is an organized campaign to reform the 421-a law requiring developers

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New York Harbor now devoid of recreational boats in the wake of Mike Fortenbaugh’s eviction from North Cove Marina

May 10, 2015- By Steven E. Greer What is missing from this photo? There are virtually no recreational sailboats now since Mike

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Ed Koch: Indian Point nuclear plant should be closed

Update May 11, 2015- Indian Point suffered a small explosion in a transformer and oil leaked into the Hudson River this weekend.

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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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9/11 Memorial people sue Port Authority for deficient construction

May 10, 2015- The Port Authority was urged by both the governor of New Jersey and New York

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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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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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