Category Archives: – State Government

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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Skelos and Silver could end up in same federal jail

May 7, 2015- The City & State blog reports, “All Americans are innocent until proven guilty.

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RFP for marina prohibits water taxis and gambling boats, but not booze cruises

May 7, 2015- By Steven E. Greer At the May 5th CB1 meeting, the Brookfield and IGY Marinas team gave an update on the marina

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Julie Menin says “Close Indian Point”

Update May 11, 2015- Indian Point suffered a small explosion in a transformer and oil leaked into the Hudson River this weekend.

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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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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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Op-Ed: Most members of Manhattan Community Board 1 need to be replaced

January 28, 2015- By Steven E. Greer After the arrest by the DOJ of State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the true extent of his invasive tentacles

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Mayor de Blasio emails his frustration over subway delays

May 5, 2015- The NYT reports, “The email, blunt and to the point, popped into City Hall aides’ inboxes

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My best guess as to why the North Cove marina will be empty for two years

May 2, 2015- Opinion by Steven E. Greer The North Cove Marina was taken away from the community this year by Dennis Mehiel: the

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Exclusive: A “serious investigation is going down” concerning the BPCA

May 2, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Sources close to the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) and New York legal community

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Confirmed: Brookfield will not provide the community with a sailing school this year

March 28, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD We did some investigative reporting and snooping, and confirmed that the new North Cove Marina

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The New York Times is busted for publishing PR-placed puff pieces

April 30, 2015- By Steven E. Greer A local advertising flier called The Broadsheet (BS) was given a story from a BPCA insider that

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Port Authority is holding up retail spaces under WTC

April 10, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The Port Authority controls the real estate under ground at the World Trade Center site, including

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BPCA announces that North Cove Marina will be out of service this year

April 21, 2015- At the April 14th BPCA meeting, it was announced that the work to epoxy and

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HRPT uses BPCA as a venue for their fundraiser

April 29, 2015- The Hudson River Park Trust held a Spring Fling fundraiser tonight.

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Was the BPCA community liaison Robin Forst demoted?

April 8, 2015- By Steven E. Greer At the CB1 meeting tonight, The BPCA’s spokesperson and community liaison Robin Forst,

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Bill to extend welfare to real estate moguls (421a) is stalled

April 25, 2015- The Post reports, ““If it was a different time in Albany, frankly, and Albany

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More info on the unmarked mystery yacht in the North Cove Marina

Update April 23, 2015- We called the Coast Guard and they gave the boat a visit. The man

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Notes from the April BPCA board meeting

April 20, 2015- On April 14th, the BPCA board convened. The video was not made available,

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BPCA now flagrantly violating New York Open Meeting Law and FOIL

April 16, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The BPCA, run by CEO Dennis Mehiel and President Shari Hyman, is in crisis mode in the wake

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