Category Archives: – State Government

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,

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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

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Exclusive: Local woman hit by car while walking dog on South End Ave

July 14, 2015- By Steven E. Greer On June 15th, at 4:45 AM, local BPC resident Roberta Kahan was walking her dog across

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BPCA’s Dennis Mehiel used wife’s minority status to get big contracts

July 13, 2015- By Steven E. Greer We have heard rumors for years that Dennis Mehiel, the Chairman and CEO of the BPCA and

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Le Dîner en Blanc shuts down the bike path

July 29, 2015- Letter to the Editor by BPCResident

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BPCA Chairman Mehiel spends 15-minutes defending his 148-foot mega-yacht

January 22, 2015- During the BPCA board meeting today, which voted on the RFP for the North Cove Marina,

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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

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BPCA in lockdown mode, hiding from public

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Judge denies Sheldon Silver’s third attempt to escape charges

July 25, 2015- The Post reports, “A federal judge rejected ex-state Assembly Speaker Sheldon

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The design firm that invented “Urban Planning” deemed unsuitable by BPCA

Update July 23, 2015- The New York Attorney General’s antitrust division is now investigating this. 

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Cuomo secretly worked with Republican senate to kill bill raising minimum wage

June 29, 2015- The Post reports, “Despite public claims to the contrary, Gov. Cuomo worked

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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

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West Street jackhammering all night keeps thousands awake

July 19, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD Somehow, a routine highway construction job on West Street by the Battery Tunnel, the northbound lane

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Broadsheet helps promote disgraced Sheldon Silver

June 29, 2015- The Broadsheet (BS) staff have long been working with Sheldon Silver. After

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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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BPCA’s Martha Gallo and her conflict of interest with AIG contracts

June 9, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The BPCA convened a board meeting today. The first item on the agenda was the decision to change the company

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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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Review: The Swedish Midsummer Festival is an overcrowded deathtrap

June 19, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD I have now witnessed two or three of these summer solstice celebratory Swedish Midsummer

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Nobody is listening to Catherine McVay Hughes’ CB1 anymore

April 9, 2015- Opinion by By Steven E. Greer Several years ago, the Tribeca subcommittee of CB1 protested over the design of a Pier 26 restaurant being

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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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