Category Archives: - State Government

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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More reform for New York courts

February 17, 2015- The Post reports, “New York’s chief judge has proposed major grand jury reforms

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Exclusive: Brookfield might not host a community sailing club in the North Cove Marina

Update February 5, 2015- Mike Fortenbaugh interprets the comments as Brookfield not intending to

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New York was too corrupt for the Democrats to host the 2016 convention

February 12, 2015- The Post reports, “Continuing corruption scandals in New York sank Mayor Bill de Blasio’s

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Scenes from the BPCA board meeting deciding the fate of the marina

January 22, 2015- Scenes from the BPCA board meeting today:

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Told you so: Sheldon Silver arrested by FBI

January 22, 2015- SHELDON SILVER HAS BEEN ARRESTED BY THE FBI, for allegedly not reporting income from law firms.

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The Parm floor plan

February 3, 2015- Oops. We were looking at the wrong space for Parm all along. The corner lot at

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BPC’s biggest real estate mogul, Howard Milstein, out as Chairman of Thruway Authority after prostitution scandal

February 4, 2015- Governor Cuomo’s state authorities seem to be havens for white males doing bad things.

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The fallout begins: U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara investigates corruption within New York Supreme Court

Update February 9, 2015- The Post reports that Weitz & Luxenberg, Shelly Silver’s old law firm, is

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Lawsuit against Sheldon Silver ends in $500,000 settlement

Update February 6, 2015- The NYT reports that the settlement of this case will result in the state spending more than

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Who’s the NY Supreme Court judge abusing their parking pass on Rector Place?

Update February 7, 2015- This car has not been seen since our reporting.

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Did my lawsuit help the governor decide to change the Chairman of the SLA?

Update January 16, 2015- We are hearing that this move from the SLA to Medicaid IG for Mr. Rosen was

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

Update January 30, 2015- The U.S. Attorney who brought down Democrat Sheldon Silver is now looking into the

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What you need to know about ISIS

Update December 1, 2014- Told you so. The military is warning soldiers that their families at home are at risk of attack from

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The best month ever

February 1, 2015- By Steven E. Greer January could have been the best month that I have had in a long time. It began with my college team,

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NY Water Taxi asks CB1 permission to dock huge tour boat at Pier-A

February 3, 2015- At the December, 2014 CB1 meeting, Tom Berton, the man who operates a couple

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BPCA Chairman Mehiel has paid all of the relevant elected officials

January 24, 2015- Did you ever wonder why the local elected officials did not do more to save Mike Fortenbaugh’s

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Cuomo’s $4 Billion mistake

January 28, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Governor Cuomo “shrugged off” the cost to the city in lost tax revenue, and to workers in lost wages,

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Will Canadians control all of the waterways in Downtown New York?

Update January 23, 2015- Brookfield did indeed win the RFP to run North Cove Marina, as suspected. Also, Howard Hughes announced

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