Category Archives: - State Government

Shari Hyman of the BPCA wants to destroy the West Thames grass field

January 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer As a result of the inadequate agronomy skills possessed by BPC Parks Conservancy leader Tessa Huxley and her

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Told you so: Sheldon Silver arrested by FBI

January 22, 2015- SHELDON SILVER HAS BEEN ARRESTED BY THE FBI, for allegedly not reporting income from law firms.

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Sheldon Silver uses campaign funds to pay for defense lawyer

January 19, 2015- Our favorite politicians is in the news again. The Post reports, “Defending city and

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BPCA violates anti-nepotism laws to make internal investigation go away, whistleblower claims

September 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BPCA Chairman and CEO Dennis Mehiel came into office on June 20, 2012. The President serving him at the time was Gayle Horwitz.

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Will Canadians control all of the waterways in Downtown New York?

Update January 23, 2015- Brookfield did indeed win the RFP to run North Cove Marina, as suspected. Also, Howard Hughes announced

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Sailing/Yachting, Seaport | 6 Comments

Local electeds have “no comment” of support for Sheldon Silver

January 23, 2015- DNAinfo reports that key elected officials declined to comment on the Sheldon Silver arrest as the

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Brookfield just wants the marina to help them sell Brookfield Place

January 21, 2015- By Steven E. Greer What no one in the press but us is realizing about MarinaGate is that Brookfield Place is bidding for the marina RFP solely to help them “flip” their Brookfield Place

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Did the BPCA conduct an illegal board meeting, making vote on marina invalid?

January 22, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD New York Open Meeting law allows the public to not only attend government meetings, but also ask questions.

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Dennis Mehiel, BPCA Chair, 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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Is Cuomo going to target Sheldon Silver with a new anti-corruption commission?

January 20, 2015- The NYT reports that Governor Cuomo will form a new anti-corruption commission to

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - State Government, -- In the News | 1 Comment

Write-in candidate Greer to oppose Sheldon Silver

Update November 25, 2014- My career as an elected official is over. I received only 14 votes. Hey, that is better

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New York Times covers the North Cove Marina saga

December 15, 2014- The NYT covered the North Cove Marina saga. Most importantly, they got some quotes from Governor Cuomo’s office,

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The FBI closes in on Sheldon Silver

December 30, 2014- The NYT reports, “Federal authorities are investigating substantial payments made to the State Assembly

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NY Assemblymen call Speaker Silver an “embarrassment” as he is sworn in

January 7, 2015- The Post reports, “The New York Assembly elected Democrat Sheldon Silver to his 11th term as its

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Confirmed: Friends of Governor Cuomo want to run North Cove Marina

Update November 4, 2014- In Cuomo’s acceptance speech tonight, he thanked Andrew Farkas personally. Mr. Farkas is the man vying for

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Sailing/Yachting, Sports and fitness, Wall Street | 1 Comment

Exclusive: Why did Brookfield and a Cuomo friend win the marina RFP? Follow the money.

December 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Since Mike Fortenbaugh is being told to evacuate the marina in two weeks, and the BPCA dodged the controversial

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Exclusive: Pier-A “visitor center” is supposed to be three times larger than it is now, and on the second floor

Updated December 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has been the only source to report on the misuse of state funds that were supposed to be used to build

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Parks, Restaurants | 2 Comments

Bike path might open in 2015, a year sooner than last announced

Update January 2, 2015- We spoke with a Brookfield lady who has presented before the CB1 before regarding the bike path.

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BPCA leadership likely to change soon

January 14, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Now that the governor has made the long awaited changes to his staff, such as appointing a new Chief of Staff, the uncertain

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BPCA hires incompetent security firm with long history of bad behavior

(Please use Facebook and Twitter to promote this story) January 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Just how shady and rigged is the BPCA’s RFP process, that seems to reward cronies no

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