Category Archives: - State Government

How Asphalt Green eventually opened

June 13, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD Finally, seven years after the Battery Park City Authority approved the creation of the Asphalt Green community center, it will open this weekend and be nearly 18-months behind schedule. Undoubtedly, on June … Continue reading

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Exclusive: BPCA ordered geothermal well to be built despite failed tests

August 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer At the July 31st BPCA board meeting, the main topic of discussion was the money-pit of a problem at the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy headquarters on Battery Place: The geothermal well that … Continue reading

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US Attorney moves against Governor Cuomo

July 31, 2014- As predicted by BatteryPark.TV, Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, has made moves

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BPCA throws $7 Million into a money pit, literally

July 31, 2014- By Steven E. Greer You have heard of the metaphorical “money pit”. Well, the Battery Park City Authority is throwing money into a money pit, literally, at the parks conservancy building on Battery Place.

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Contractor for 1 WFC lied to get minority contracts

August 1, 1014- The Post reports, “Federal authorities on Thursday charged

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Cuomo’s scandals reach Governor Christie level in media

July 28, 2014- BatteryPark.TV was the first news

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The second meeting of “Friends of BPC” block association

July 18, 2014- The second meeting took place today. We plan to meet again on or before the CB1 meeting on July 29th.

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Brookfield reopens only detour at ground level

Update July 28, 2014- The ground level detour is now opened up again, promptly after BP.TV reported.

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A full media blitz suggests Cuomo is now target of Preet Bharara

July 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer When senior federal officials make public comments,

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Will there be a German beer festival next to the Jewish Holocaust Museum?

June 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD With the real possibility that the SLA will allow the Poulakakos team to have the rights to serve beer on the large 5,000 square-foot, BPCA-funded, plaza, under construction now, what will this … Continue reading

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Preet Bharara goes after another state corruption target

July 1, 2014- The Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, whose office took over Governor Cuomo’s anti-corruption

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DOJ now has Cuomo’s Moreland Commission anti-corruption records

Update May 28, 2014- The WSJ reports that the DOJ has instructed state officials to not destroy any documents obtained by the Moreland commission. May 13, 2014- The Post reports that the Federal DOJ now has the New York State … Continue reading

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You gotta “pay to play” to get NY State construction contracts

July 21, 2014- The NY Post reports that several construction contractors awarded state jobs then turned around and promptly donated cash to the Cuomo-2014 campaign.

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Using shell company 501c non-profits is common form of corruption

March 6, 2014- The recent conviction of a New York State Assemblyman, William Boyland, details how elected officials and others in the power grid on New York love to form noble sounding non-profits as tax-exempt 501c’s then funnel money from … Continue reading

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Sheldon Silver spends $7.5 Million on legal defense fees, and takes it from campaign funds

July 22, 2014- The Daily News reports, “Scandal-scarred

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Sheldon Silver wants to help destroy Stuyvesant High School’s elite status

July 21, 2014- A bill in Albany supported by Sheldon Silver would eliminate the competitive merit exams required for admission to Stuyvesant High School in BPC.

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Tour bus collides with car at dangerous West Thames and Battery Place intersection

July 18, 2014 (2:00 PM)- By Steven E. Greer, MD Today, at the infamous intersection of West Thames and Battery Place, where the DOT is in the process of installing safety measures,

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Tip of the Week: Ed Koch explains how to deal with “Crazies” in NYC politics

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Exclusive: P.J. Clarke’s wants your help fighting Brookfield

July 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer If you walk by P.J. Clarke’s during the lunch hour, the popular outdoor dining area will be empty. Only after the work shift do they become packed for dinner service.

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BPCA responds to BP.TV, addresses infrastructure repairs budgeted but not happening

July 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer As a direct result of the BatteryPark.TV investigative report that showed most of the budgeted infrastructure repair projects for 2014 have not yet begun, the BPCA went over a list of programs at … Continue reading

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