Category Archives: – State Government

Progress: Another 9/11 bridge comes down

June 11, 2015- The Vesey Street temporary bridge came down recently, greatly improving the looks of the area.

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Helicopter noise gets even closer as choppers take off from North Cove Marina

Far left: The Boardwalk with helicopter on deck, parked closely to other boats and congested restaurants. June 12, 2015- By Steven E. Greer I was informed yesterday by someone at the WFC that the helicopter aboard the yacht Boardwalk

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Why is the BPCA still employing Robin Forst at $130,000?

May 6, 2015- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported how Sheldon Silver’s appointment to the BPCA, Robin Forst,

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NY AG Schniederman wants banks to restrict what tellers see about you

June 8, 2015- By Steven E. Greer I have told the CEO of one of my banks and many other bank managers over the years that it is appalling

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Downtown to lose thousands of rent-stabilized apartments due to legal loophole

June 3, 2015- The Daily News reports that more than 100,000 rent-stabilized apartments

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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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BPCA’s person in charge of park activities, Craig Hudon, gets an earful

June 3, 2015- At the CB1 meeting last night, the BPCA’s Park Conservancy events coordinator

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The West Thames hog field

June 1, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The West Thames “grass field” is now mostly exposed dirt that turns into what resembles an

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Brookfield and BPCA bring in a politically correct company to run sailing school

May 5, 2015- By Steven E. Greer As BatteryPark.TV previously reported, the new operators of the North Cove Marina, which

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Cuomo’s popularity rating drops to lowest level ever

May 26, 2015- the MarinaGate has not helped. The Post reports,

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West Thames Bridge is already over budget and construction has not yet begun

Update April 20, 2015- This is already over budget and it construction has not started.

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CB1’s Catherine McVay Hughes refuses to explain why she moved the meetings to far away Chambers Street

April 7, 2015- By Steven E. Greer For nearly a decade, the BPC subcommittee of the CB1 has held the monthly meetings inside

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Oculus PATH station slammed in the press again

May 20, 2015- The Port Authority can destroy architectural projects like no other bureaucracy. The WSJ reports, “Instead,

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BPCA abruptly cancels board meeting today

May 19, 2015- The BPCA abruptly cancelled the board meeting today. BP.TV called Robin Forst,

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

Update May 18, 2015- The BPCA has issued an RFP to shut down these money pit geothermal wells.

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District Attorneys Want More Power to Fight Corruption

May 18, 2015- The WSJ reports, “Under current laws, New York’s district attorneys, who focus

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Governors Island loud rave music is back

May 16, 2015- The Governors Island concert venue kicked off its season tonight to non-stop

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CB1 passes a resolution demanding the BPCA finally recognize Pataki Highway as property it owns

April 7, 2015- By Steven E. Greer As we have previously reported, the passage into law of State Bill A8031 in June of 2013 took

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It’s not just the Democrats who are corrupt in New York

Update January 30, 2015- The U.S. Attorney who brought down Democrat Sheldon Silver is now looking into the

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A campaign to reform the 421-a law

May 13, 2015- There is an organized campaign to reform the 421-a law requiring developers

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