Category Archives: - State Government

Governor Cuomo refuses to clean up his BPCA

March 30, 2015- Despite numerous lawsuits in the works alleging that the BPCA CFO Robert

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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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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

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Review: Le District takes the Poulakakos bar model to a new level

March 27, 2015- With the opening of most of the Brookfield Place retail shops yesterday, the 33,000-sq-ft

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Why is Shelly Silver’s crew of elected officials so protective of Downtown Little League?

March 4, 2015- By Steven E. Greer As a direct result of BatteryPark.TV reporting, all of the local elected officials wrote a letter of concern

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CB1 members “resign” in droves.

March 24, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The rats are fleeing the sinking ship. Five long-time CB1 members resigned tonight at the monthly meeting. They were George

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New York Governor’s son eaten by cannibals, really

December 23, 2014- The Post reports, “The public will finally get to see “The Search for Michael Rockefeller”

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Sheldon Silver uses campaign funds to pay for defense lawyer

January 19, 2015- Our favorite politicians is in the news again. The Post reports, “Defending city and

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The subways are so bad now that even jaded New Yorkers want action

March 19, 2015- New Yorkers like to think that they are tough and demanding, but they actually

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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

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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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CB1 members still supporting Sheldon Silver despite his indictment for multiple felonies

March 24, 2015- This is why the CB1 needs to be cleaned out.  DNAinfo reports, “While he fights a

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Federal class action lawsuit against Poulakakos for violating minimum wage laws

May 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV was tipped off last year by former employees of Harry’s Steakhouse that the Poulakakos family

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As predicted, Pier-A is shaping up to be nothing but another Poulakakos bar scene

February 25, 2015- By Steven E. Greer On September 10th of 2014, a New York Supreme Court judge heard arguments from lawyers

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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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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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Wanted: Applicants to fill Sheldon Silver’s seat in Albany

February 24, 2015- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV is looking for good applicants to fill Sheldon Silver’s seat when he comes up for re-election next year.

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BPCA’s Shari Hyman’s husband under scrutiny for running a bogus ethics commission

January 31, 2015- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has been the only source to report on the conflicts of interest and ineptness within JCOPE:

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Redundant in-house counsel for BPCA catfighting

December 11, 2014- We are hearing that the former chief lawyer for the BPCA, Seema Singh, who somehow kept her job after

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Exclusive: Pier-A “visitor center” is supposed to be three times larger than it is now, and on the second floor

Updated December 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has been the only source to report on the misuse of state funds that were supposed to be used to build

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