Category Archives: - State Government

Exclusive: NY State Civil Rights department investigates the BPCA

May 5, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), led by Chairman and CEO Denis Mehiel, has been the target of numerous state and federal investigations in the short time since Mr. Mehiel was appointed … Continue reading

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BP.TV asks Chairman of NYSLA how they handle rogue community boards

May 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV attended the Manhattan Community Board joint meeting that featured as panelists the top officers of the New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA).

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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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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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Shooting at former BPCA board member Fernando Mateo’s nightclub La Marina

July 14, 2014- This story woudl be more interesting if Mr. Mateo were still on the BPCA board, but the Post is reporting, “Former

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Exclusive: BPCA executives get a hefty raise

June 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has previously reported how the BPCA executives

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Exclusive: Lack of restrooms at 9/11 Memorial causes people to pee on buildings

July 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The large 9/11 Memorial park, that is now open to anyone

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Exclusive: Will a third BPCA board seat open up?

July 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Two BPCA board members have resigned, Fernando Mateo and Carl Mattone, leaving those spots empty until the governor

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BPC needs a Block Association, a “Friends of BPC”

July 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Most communities in Manhattan have official Block Associations acting as oversight committees to keep the CB1 and local

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Exclusive: Total chaos amongst Governor Cuomo’s top ranks

Update July 9, 2014- Governor Cuomo’s acting Chief of Staff Howard Glaser has now resigned. April 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer In the course of reporting on the planned nightclub liquor license proposed for Pier A, located in residential … Continue reading

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Federal judge allows lawsuits against Sheldon Silver over sexual harassment

June 11, 2014- The Post reports, “A federal judge

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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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Broadsheet uses BP.TV exclusive without proper reference

July 7, 2014- The Broadsheet (BS) posted an online story today about the departure of the BPCA board member Fernando Mateo

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20 electeds want to outright ban tourist helicopters. Mayor de Blasio’s EDC opposes them.

June 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Not reported whatsoever in the press was a City Council meeting of 20 elected federal, state, and city officials, who all want to completely ban tourists helicopters over the city. However,

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DOJ makes another move against corruption in the NY State Assembly

June 27, 2014- By Steven E Greer The New York State Assembly is riddled with corruption. Governor Cuomo had convened a special anti-corruption Moreland Commission, then disbanded it.

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PEP refuse to enforce West Thames grass field rules, leading to destruction of grass

June 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The BPCA is still refusing to acknowledge that the strip of land along the West Side Highway is now BPCA responsibility, per

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Exclusive: Brookfield is responsible for the delayed renovations

July 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported on the Brookfield Place construction that is years behind schedule, and noted that the Battery Park City Authority was actually the agency controlling key construction contracts.

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Why is Pier 25 “Cash Only”?

June 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I had to go to Pier 25 to meet some people on a boat, and I noticed something. Bob Townley’s Manhattan Youth was getting

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Exclusive: Huge impediment to bike and pedestrian flow possibly removed

July 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer During the July 1st CB1 meeting, pedestrian congestion caused by the increase in tourists was brought up. The discussion then turned to speeding bikes that have to share the esplanade with walkers thanks … Continue reading

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Disgraced indicted NY Assemblyman tells judge that Sheldon Silver hurts his reputation

July 3, 2014- The Post reports that indicted former NY Assemblyman Vito Lopez wants his federal civil lawsuit against him separated from Sheldon Silver

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