Category Archives: - State Government

The History of BPC by Ed Koch

We had the chance to interview Mr. Koch a few years ago. Ed Koch, former Mayor of New York City and former U.S. Congressman, was important in the creation of Battery Park City. BPC sits on manmade land created from … Continue reading

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BPCA sues Wall Street bank that employs its own board member

February 10, 2014- Bloomberg reports that the BPCA is suing numerous Wall Street banks for rigging the bond offering system back in 2003 when the BPCA raised hundreds of millions in revenue. Of note, the BPCA’s CFO, Robert Serpico, was … Continue reading

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More Sheldon Silver scandals uncovered by FBI

December 8, 2014- The NY Times reports, “So far, people with knowledge of the matter say, prosecutors have found that Sheldon Silver,

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Pier-A visitor center still stalled

December 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The Poulakakos team was supposed to give an

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Two years later, and no progress on Gateway Plaza freezing conditions

Update December 5, 2014- Nothing has changed from the status described below. A few of the promised new heating units

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Exclusive: BPCA fires another lawyer for “asking the wrong questions”

October 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has learned that yet

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Tone-deaf BPCA President Shari Hyman hires liaison to JCOPE despite being married to head of JCOPE

October 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We can’t make this up, folks. The BPCA President,

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Lethal force in Ferguson was unnecessary, yet few lessons seem to have been learned

November 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD There are huge problems with most police forces in this country. However, despite all of the riots this week, not a damn thing will change.

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Estuarium at Pier 26 set to begin construction in 2017? Really?

December 5, 2014- The NYT reported on a press release from the HRPT that claims the estuarium at Pier 26 will begin construction in 2017.

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BPCA awarded for renovation of Pier-A

November 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD When the BPCA made the decision in 2008 to assume the responsibility of Pier-A and the renovation that had stalled under city control, there was every

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Two years ago “Hurricane Sandy: Battery Park unscathed”

October 31, 2012 By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV was the sole source of local detailed information for residents during the flooding crisis and power outages of Hurricane Sandy.

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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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Exclusive: Robert Serpico allegedly crossed the line from mere inappropriate harassment to physical touching and sex with BPCA employees

October 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has previously reported on the thick human resource file of sexual harassment complaints against the CFO of the BPCA,

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Important BPCA meeting tomorrow

December 3, 2014- With the BPCA being in chaos reeling from multiple scandals, and their community affairs staff hiding from the public,

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

Update December 2, 2014- At the CB1 meeting tonight, it was announced by the Tunnel to Towers team, but not the actual DOT, that the bike

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BPCA is a no-show to CB1 meeting just days ahead of announcement on the North Cove Marina contract

December 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The BPCA’s esteemed “community affairs” person, Robin Forst, hired to replace the ousted Dynamic Duo of Anne Fenton

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Exclusive: Is the BPCA paying the city for no-show PEP officers?

Update  December 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The missing PEP are found! At the CB1 meeting tonight, a major announcement was made by the PEP officer assigned to give the update (PEP officer Ramos was unable to

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Lawsuit against Sheldon Silver ends in settlement and gag order on details

December 2, 2014- The Post reports, “A federal magistrate judge cut disgraced ex-Assemblyman Vito Lopez and

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

November 10, 2014- I was amazed at how the

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The BPC ice rink that benefits a real estate conglomerate but not the community

November 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Years ago, the BPC ice rink was located on the ballfields, was almost the size of a football field, and families from Tribeca and FiDi enjoyed it.

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