Category Archives: - State Government

Exclusive: Mike Fortenbaugh gets more support for his marina

October 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We have learned that State Senator Dan Squadron and

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Did BPCA’s General Counsel get a raise in exchange for not investigating Robert Serpico’s latest sexual harassment scandal?

October 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryParkTV previously reported how the

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Should Gateway Plaza be condemned and LeFrak evicted?

Update October 24, 2014- By Steven E. Greer File this under our “Told you so” file: Below, last February, BP.TV

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Exclusive: Robert Serpico allegedly crossed the line from mere inappropriate harassment to physical touching and sex with BPCA employees

October 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has previously reported on the thick human resource file of sexual harassment complaints against the CFO of the BPCA,

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Exclusive: Female BPCA employee who complained of sexual harassment “quits”

September 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer In May of this year, a BPCA employee, Kirk Swanson, who oversaw the contracts and RFP process, was fired for allegedly not agreeing to

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The Asphalt Green roof leak will still be a budget item going into 2015

October 23, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported on the $1.5 Million spent by the BPCA to simply study the cause of a roof leak over

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West Thames “Sheldon Silver” Bridge going nowhere fast

October 23, 2014- By Steven E. Greer With a new City Comptroller watching over BPCA and City funds,

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Confirmed: Friends of Governor Cuomo want to run North Cove Marina

October 10, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV exclusively reported that Brookfield Properties was one of the RFP applicants vying for control of North Cove Marina. DNAinfo is now

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Did Robert Serpico obstruct an investigation into sexual harassment at the BPCA?

October 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Robert Serpico is the CFO of the Battery Park City Authority and has survived virtually unscathed throughout numerous BPCA administration scandals.

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BPCA violates anti-nepotism laws to make internal investigation go away, whistleblower claims

September 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BPCA Chairman and CEO Dennis Mehiel came into office on June 20, 2012. The President serving him at the time was Gayle Horwitz.

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BPCA board circles the wagons to support CFO Robert Serpico

October 23, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Yesterday, at 9:00 AM, the BPCA board convened for a public meeting.

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Tone-deaf BPCA President Shari Hyman hires liaison to JCOPE despite being married to head of JCOPE

October 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We can’t make this up, folks. The BPCA President,

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Exclusive: BatteryPark.TV obtains sexually inappropriate emails sent by CFO Robert Serpico to BPCA staff

October 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported on the decades-long pattern of sexual harassment by the powerful CFO of the BPCA, Mr. Robert Serpico.

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Local blogger is befuddled as to why Pier-A is not yet opened

October 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer At the BPCA board meeting last month, and the CB1 meeting this month,

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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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State and City DOT do nothing to open bike path

Update October 18, 2014- This is why the city and Brookfield are not opening the bike path. It is convenient for them to store their supplies. Meanwhile, the tens of thousands of peasants who live here and pay taxes suffer. … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Embattled BPCA President Shari Hyman fights back against board member

October 17, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV seems to have wreaked havoc

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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, was important in the creation of Battery Park City. BPC sits on manmade land created from … Continue reading

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Sheldon Silver writes letter in support of Mike Fortenbaugh’s marina

October 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The most powerful man in New York State politics, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, has written a letter of support for Mike Fortenbaugh to

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Exclusive: Your building is likely rent stabilized and you had no idea

June 18, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Tom Goodkind, Community Board 1 member and resident of Gateway plaza, has been a long-time activist for affordable housing.

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