Category Archives: - State Government

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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The subways are so bad now that even jaded New Yorkers want action

March 19, 2015- New Yorkers like to think that they are tough and demanding, but they actually

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Exclusive: BPCA President Demitrios Boutris resigns amidst internal investigation

Update August 21, 2013- The BPCA President, Demitrios Boutris, has “resigned”, after an internal investigation initiated by current and former BPCA employees accused Mr. Boutris, as well as other executives within the BPCA, of abusive behavior. Some staff alleged to … Continue reading

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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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Exclusive: Fernando Mateo resigns from BPCA board

July 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The BPCA has confirmed that Fernando Mateo resigned from the BPCA board “effective May, 2014″. There was no explanation given.

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Exclusive: BPCA’s Anne Fenton and Matt Monahan gone

November 20, 2013- 3:30 PM (20,000 people have read this, as of December 4, 2013) Sources tell BatteryPark.TV that the BPCA’s Matthew Monahan and Anne Fenton are no longer employed. We are awaiting details. The source also stated that

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CB1 members “resign” in droves.

March 24, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The rats are fleeing the sinking ship. Five long-time CB1 members resigned tonight at the monthly meeting. They were George

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Feds seeking to seize Sheldon Silver’s kickback cash

April 2, 2015- The Post reports, “On Tuesday, Bharara, as expected, upped the ante by seeking

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Governor Cuomo refuses to clean up his BPCA

March 30, 2015- Despite numerous lawsuits in the works alleging that the BPCA CFO Robert

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Why is Shelly Silver’s crew of elected officials so protective of Downtown Little League?

March 4, 2015- By Steven E. Greer As a direct result of BatteryPark.TV reporting, all of the local elected officials wrote a letter of concern

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New York Governor’s son eaten by cannibals, really

December 23, 2014- The Post reports, “The public will finally get to see “The Search for Michael Rockefeller”

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CB1 members still supporting Sheldon Silver despite his indictment for multiple felonies

March 24, 2015- This is why the CB1 needs to be cleaned out.  DNAinfo reports, “While he fights a

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Federal class action lawsuit against Poulakakos for violating minimum wage laws

May 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV was tipped off last year by former employees of Harry’s Steakhouse that the Poulakakos family

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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 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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Wanted: Applicants to fill Sheldon Silver’s seat in Albany

February 24, 2015- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV is looking for good applicants to fill Sheldon Silver’s seat when he comes up for re-election next year.

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BPCA’s Shari Hyman’s husband under scrutiny for running a bogus ethics commission

January 31, 2015- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has been the only source to report on the conflicts of interest and ineptness within JCOPE:

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Redundant in-house counsel for BPCA catfighting

December 11, 2014- We are hearing that the former chief lawyer for the BPCA, Seema Singh, who somehow kept her job after

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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

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Exclusive: Your building is likely rent stabilized and you had no idea

(3,000 people have read this as of February 17, 2015. We inform.) June 18, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Tom Goodkind, Community Board 1 member and resident of Gateway plaza, has been a long-time activist for affordable housing.

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