Category Archives: - State Government

Exclusive: BPCA is a hostile work environment for black females

December 18, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has exclusively learned that yet another black female has found the working environment of the BPCA to be so hostile that she has resigned. Angela Howard, the “Senior Project Manager”

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New York Times covers the North Cove Marina saga

December 15, 2014- The NYT covered the North Cove Marina saga. Most importantly, they got some quotes from Governor Cuomo’s office,

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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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Sheldon Silver has made NY civil courts the worst in the country, Op-Ed claims

December 17, 2014- The NY Daily News, in an Op-Ed, points out how State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who received at least $700,000 in salary a year from a large personal injury law firm,

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Exclusive: Why did Brookfield and a Cuomo friend win the marina RFP? Follow the money.

December 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Since Mike Fortenbaugh is being told to evacuate the marina in two weeks, and the BPCA dodged the controversial

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CB1’s Jeff Galloway a no-show for the marina rally

December 17, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously pointed out the conspicuous absence at the North Cove Marina rally of the

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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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CB1’s Anthony Notaro is a no-show for the marina rally

December 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Anthony Notary, the same deadbeat who refused to pass a CB1 resolution in support of Mike Fortenbaugh to

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Exclusive: Did BPCA’s CFO Robert Serpico misappropriate $4.2 Million NY State grant money?

December 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has previously reported on the mishandling of the construction and design of the Pier-A visitor center that was funded by a $4.2 Million New York State parks grant funds.

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Control of marina makes Brookfield Place a more sellable asset

December 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Everybody is wondering why Brookfield Properties wants to control and operate the North Cove Marina.

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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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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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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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What you need to know about ISIS

Update December 1, 2014- Told you so. The military is warning soldiers that their families at home are at risk of attack from

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The police need better tools for subduing the mentally insane other than bullets

Update December 11, 2014- As if the police commissioner read our article, the WSJ reports that the NYPD is requesting to have

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Those tall ugly apartment buildings sprouting up all over are not really for living in

December 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The New York City skyline is transforming as super tall and skinny needle towers go up faster than weeds. Despite having thin walls and being nothing but glass boxes, the apartments inside are … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Three marketing women form “Seaport Friends” to help Howard Hughes plans

December 8, 2014 (updated at 3:00 PM)- By Steven E. Greer Last week, a group of three “moms” representing the “Seaport Friends” hosted a town hall to support the Howard Hughes corporation plans to develop the Seaport.

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What do you think of the new Pier-A Harbor House?

December 6, 2014- The new Poulakakos-run Pier-A is partially opened.

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Robin Forst of the BPCA makes miraculous recovery, appears for Christmas Tree lighting

Update December 5, 2014 at 2:50 PM- We tried to call Robin Forst and an assistant claimed that she was out of the office. We then tried Kevin

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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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