Category Archives: - State Government

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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The BPCA needs to force LeFrak to upgrade Gateway’s windows and facade

February 21, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Here we are again. After three years of reporting on the freezing conditions inside Gateway Plaza

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

(3,000 people have read this as of February 17, 2015. We inform.) 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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With Sheldon Silver gone, 421a law’s future is even more unclear

February 1, 2015- One of the biggest scams perpetrated by the real estate moguls who control the city has been their

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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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Exclusive: Are the 22 River Terrace condo conversion evictions 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 the

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The Dominoes fall: One of Shelly Silver’s judges replaced

(2,500 people have read this as of March 2, 2015) Update March 2, 2015- The Post reports that Judge Heitler has been fired,

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Op-Ed: Most members of Manhattan Community Board 1 need to be replaced

January 28, 2015- By Steven E. Greer After the arrest by the DOJ of State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the true extent of his invasive tentacles

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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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Exclusive: Resignation(s) coming from CB1 member(s)

February 23, 2015- By Steven E. Greer With the disgraced Sheldon Silver having been so instrumental in almost all levels of local politics, including

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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 backs off plans to allow other baseball teams to use the fields

February 22, 2015- Letter to the Editor by Craig Carton It’s business as usual with

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Larry Schwartz is ousted as Cuomo’s “Chief of Staff”

Update February 24, 2015- The Post reports that Larry can’t find a job now and is radioactive due to his handling of the Moreland Commission and other sleazy Albany things. However,

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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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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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A 21st Century Titanic waiting to happen on the Hudson

February 25, 2015- The East River ferry boats have been stopped due to the ice. However,

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Lower East Side group that fights CB3 is featured in the news

February 25, 2015- These guys remind us of BatteryPark.TV in many way. The Post reports on

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FBI investigates JCOPE

February 10, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The WSJ reports that the U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is, “Pursuing a broader strategy

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Exclusive: The FBI investigates Bob Townley and the finances of Manhattan Youth

February 9, 2015- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has learned that the FBI is investigating the finances of Manhattan Youth Community Center,

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The Broadsheet finally reports on the Sheldon Silver scandal, making no mention of arrest, only praising him

February 3, 2015- Op-Ed by Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has long criticized the extreme bias of the local advertising flier called the Broadsheet (BS),

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