Category Archives: - State Government

Residents of 70 Battery Place are next to be evicted

August 27, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously described the bizarre gentrification taking place in BPC, whereby wealthy people paying high rent are being evicted by “one-percenter”

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Pier A plans are “A slap in the face to Italian Americans”

Update: June 25, 2011 The oyster bar wins It appears as if the BPCA is not backing down on its subversive plans to turn Pier A into a for-profit bar (see below). John Fratta, leading opponent to the bar plan … Continue reading

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Did the CB1 break state law when it approved the Pier A liquor license?

August 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer On March 4th, the BPC subcommittee of the CB1 met and voted unanimously to approve the liquor license for the Pier A nightclub. By doing so, the CB1 enabled the

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This is the type of drunk that Pier A could bring to BPC

August 26, 2014- This is the type of piss drunk derelict that could stumble out of Pier A at 4:00 AM if it is allowed to open with the current proposed liquor license.

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Cuomo hides, refuses debates

August 26, 2014- The Post reports, “After trying just about everything else

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Where’s Cuomo and Silver?

August 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer With both Governor Cuomo and Speaker Sheldon

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California set to ban drones that violate privacy laws

August 23, 2014- California has a state bill that would ban the use of drones capturing photos of celebrities and others, in ways that violate current privacy laws.

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Exclusive: Pier A does not yet have a liquor license

August 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has learned that Pier A still does not have

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Simply disgraceful: Weeds overrun BPC parks

August 13, 2014- There are two marble planters near the West Thames dog run, within the BPC boundaries that for some reason are being treated by the parks conservancy as if they are not BPC property. The weeds are now … Continue reading

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WSJ explains why Governor’s Island is getting elevated

August 20, 2014- The WSJ reported on Governor’s Island and explained its history and why portions of it are being elevated now.

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This is the $4 Million Pier-A museum you paid for

Update August 15- The floor plans of the visitor are now available. It is nothing but a wall of pictures, as we predicted June 3rd before the SLA.

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Nadler sends letter to Mayor de Blasio to stop tourist helicopters

August 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Two years ago, when residents affected by the nonstop noise from the tourist helicopters appealed to BatteryPark.TV for help, we began to

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Tip of the Week: How to dodge jury duty (legally)

August 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer There are ways to postpone jury duty in New York that are not well appreciated.

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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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The Pier A beer garden is part of a bigger city plan to turn waterfront properties into concert venues

July 15, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The controversial Pier A beer garden, that succeeded in winning the broadest and most powerful of liquor licenses and will become

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Durst wants more ferry boats

August 5, 2014- A real estate news aggregating blog reports that developer Durst, the same man who failed to gain control of

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Bernie Madoff’s defense lawyer now runs New York State’s ethics agency

July 15, 2014- Shari Hyman is the controversial

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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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The Poulakakos team explains to the judge why they deserve to be open until 4:00 AM

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The real reason Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio are butting heads

Update August 5, 2014- File this under “Told you so”. Confirming our reporting months ago,

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