Category Archives: – State Government

Is this the worst person in Manhattan real estate?

August 14, 2015- Opinion by Steven E. Greer Thousands of residents of Battery Park City not only witnessed the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001,

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Exclusive: Jeff Galloway led away in handcuffs to prison

July 22, 2015- By Steven E. Greer BP.TV attended the sentencing hearing of convicted felon, former lawyer, and BPC resident

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - NYPD First Precinct, - Politics, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Lawyers | 2 Comments

New York Times picks up our story about Goldman Sachs ferry boats

Update February 20, 2013 The NYT picked up our story and added more details.

Posted in - State Government, -- In the News, New York Waterway ferry boat pollution, Wall Street | 2 Comments

State Senator Dan Squadron wants the city to take over the BPCA

August 27, 2015- By New York State Senator Daniel Squadron Over the last 40 years, Battery Park City has gone from a concept to the extraordinary neighborhood we see today.

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Why BP.TV agrees that the BPCA needs to be shuttered

August 27, 2015- by Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV was the first editorial page to urge for the closure of the state-run Battery Park City

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Op-Ed in Crain’s by founding BPCA Chairman “BPCA should no longer exist”

May 11, 2014- In Crain’s New York, an Op-Ed by the founding Chairman of the BPCA, Charles Urstadt, once again calls for the dissolving of the BPCA, and for the city to assume control. Of note, and very timely given … Continue reading

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Local electeds again appeal to Mayor De Blasio to stop the tourist helicopters

August 8, 2015- The local electeds again appeal to Mayor De Blasio to stop the tourist helicopters.

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Politics, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Helicopter noise, Seaport | Leave a comment

BPCA avoids hiring new head of parks conservancy

August 18, 2015– By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously exclusively reported that Dennis Mehiel and his BPCA were in the process

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Liberty Street Bridge now connected to the other side

August 14, 2015- The gap has been filled between the old Liberty Street bridge and the new Liberty Park.

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Progress on the bike path

August 18, 2015- The bike path north of Albany to Liberty Street has been paved.

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BatteryPark.TV gets results again: Condo conversion of 70 Battery Place falls apart

Update August 8, 2015- by Steven E. Greer As a direct result of BP.TV informing the rent-stabilized tenants at 70 Battery Place

Posted in - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA | 9 Comments

Exclusive: Former CB1 leader Peter Braus also removed from Downtown Alliance board

June 14, 2015- By Steven E. Greer With no other news coverage other than from BatteryPark.TV, the long-time Chairman of the

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - NYPD First Precinct, - Politics, - State Government, Crime, TriBeCa | Leave a comment

Look for the FairFood logo

August 9, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD A growing movement is making a real impact on migrant farm workers in the South.

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Politics, - Real estate, - State Government, Gardening, Gripes, Groceries, Op-Ed | Leave a comment

Exclusive: Brookfield wanted to keep Fortenbaugh’s sailing school but BPCA did not allow it

June 10, 2015- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has obtained the final RFP application for the North Cove Marina submitted

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

Governors Island now has Citi Bikes

August 5, 2015- We reviewed last year the Governors Island experience and described it as miserable.

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Exclusive: BPCA plans to cut park spending, eliminate conservancy

July 31, 2015- By Steven E. Greer This week, the BPCA made yet another controversial move and fired long-time director of the

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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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Review: Governor’s Island is a miserable experience from start to finish

May 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I spent a few hours touring the new Governor’s Island. It was a miserable, exhausting, and boring experience.

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Federal government, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Governors Island, Op-Ed, Outdoor events, Parks, Reviews, Seaport, Travel | 4 Comments

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,

Posted in - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA | 1 Comment

BPCA lawyers thumb their noses at First Amendment and NY Open Meeting Law

July 29, 2015- By Steven E. Greer On July 29, 2015, at 12:00 PM, the BPCA convened a board meeting. By NY Open Meeting Law,

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Downtown oversight, - Politics, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Lawyers | 2 Comments