Category Archives: – State Government

Deborah Glick assembles team of former Sheldon Silver staffers to fill power vacuum

Tweet January 26, 2016- by Steven E. Greer At the monthly CB1 meeting tonight, held at the One World Trade Center observatory, New Tweet

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BPCA CFO, Robert Serpico, spotted coming out of cigar lounge

Tweet January 8, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I was walking by the Davidoff of Geneva cigar store and spotted Robert Serpico, the CFO of the Tweet

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Who would be good choices for Governor Cuomo to select as new BPCA board members?

Tweet January 15, 2016- by Steven E. Greer Since the BPCA controls how your tax dollars are spent, and the BPCA is comprised of appointed Tweet

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The proposed BPCA budget for last year, 2015

Tweet January 26, 2016- We FOIL’d the BPCA two years ago, in 2014, for the proposed budget for Tweet

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Could the BPCA’s Kevin McCabe and Robin Forst be charged with assault?

Tweet January 25, 2016- In the news is a story about a radical professor at the University of Missouri Tweet

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Did the BPCA leaders panic for their jobs during the snowstorm?

Tweet January 2013, 2016- by Steven E. Greer Sit down for this because I am going to write some positive comments about Cuomo and his Tweet

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BPCA contemplates demolishing the Irish Memorial, selling the space to developers

Tweet December 8, 2015- by Steven E. Greer During the December 4th BPCA board meeting, they wanted the public to think that they approved Tweet

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Art and Museums, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes | 3 Comments

Water leaks in the new billion-dollar WTC underpass

Tweet January 16, 2016- This is sad. The pretty new underpass that connect the WTC to Tweet

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Sheldon Silver’s seat to be appointed by secret members of the Democratic party

Tweet January 5, 2016- by Steven E. Greer A local paper reports that the Democratic party for Downtown will appoint in secret the candidate Tweet

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What’s in store for Downtown in 2016

Tweet December 23, 2015- by Steven E. Greer More so than in recent memory, the new year will bring some big changes to the Downtown Tweet

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Dan Squadron tells Governor Cuomo to fix the BPCA board

Tweet January 15, 2015- We previously reported how the state senate will have to confirm Governor Tweet

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Exclusive: Terms of the AlliedBarton-BPCA contract

Tweet January 10, 2016- by Steven E. Greer (Apparently, the only journalist covering Downtown) We have obtained via FOIL the contract recently executed by the BPCA to purchase private Tweet

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Feckless CB1 and Sheldon Silver fail to bring new schools Downtown, again

Tweet Update February 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The new City DOE Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced revisions to the old Bloomberg plan for new schools, and Downtown “aint gettin nothin”, so to speak. Despite Downtown Manhattan being one of … Continue reading

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An assault on the freedom of the press by New York politicians

Tweet December 28, 2015- by Steven E. Greer There is something very concerning that is developing which has not been well reported in the press. Tweet

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How Sheldon Silver Became a Convicted Felon Thanks to Shady Real Estate Relationships

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About that “Teen attack” reported in the TribecaTrib

Tweet Update January 13, 2016- A second juvenile male was arrested for the robbery described below. Tweet

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BPCA Chairman Dennis Mehiel is completely uninformed on the most pressing issue to all BPC owners

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Is State Senator Dan Squadron all bark and no bite when it comes to BPCA reform?

Tweet December 23, 2015- by Steven E. Greer State Senator Dan Squadron has not had a very good political career lately. He lost badly in the race for City Tweet

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Cuomo just dodged a bullet

Tweet January 11th, 2016- The Post reports, “Gov. Andrew Cuomo is off the hook for shutting down the Moreland Tweet

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“People knew, and did nothing,”

Tweet January 7, 2016- by Steven E. Greer New York U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was speaking before the Kentucky State Legislature Tweet

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