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Op-Ed: The electeds need Little League and Soccer, not the other way around

April 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer For years, I have watched the sports teams that use the BPC ballfields pander and kiss up to the local elected officials, such as Sheldon Silver. Every April on opening day for Little … Continue reading

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Christie has tax payers fund whitewash report. Sound familiar?

March 27, 2014- New Jersey Governor Christie had his constituents foot for the bill for a “report” that he commissioned to exonerate him of wrongdoing in the Bridegate scandal. He even hired his own personal defense lawyer, Randy Mastro, to … Continue reading

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The Clintons are the secret puppeteers pushing the De Blasio Robin Hood agenda

March 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Mayor de Blasio’s approval ratings are declining as he proceeds to attempt to redistribute funds and resources from the wealthier parts of Manhattan to the other boroughs. Who is really behind this political … Continue reading

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Tribeca blog slams Brewer’s Seaport Task Force

) February 26, 2014- A local Tribecan with a blog of his daily experiences posted some harsh comments about the newly announced Seaport Task Force. He wrote, “The “Seaport Working Group” notion might be imposed on other new developments. Of … Continue reading

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Pie of the Week: Creamsicle

March 8, 2014- Orange and vanilla sherbet with vanilla whipped topping, at Blue Smoke

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Told you so: City Council to overhaul Community Board system

March 3, 2014- BatteryPark.TV was the first to report that the local Community Board 1 was set the be shaken up, and that members, such as Catherine McVay Hughes were “fighting for their jobs”. We also reported that term limits … Continue reading

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PS 276 kindergarten waitlist to be worse this year

March 1, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD A local blog reports, “The announcement followed reports at the meeting by several Downtown school principals that kindergarten registration was higher this year than last, foretelling even longer wait lists at those … Continue reading

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Scrap the entire Community Board system

Opinion January 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I forced myself to walk into the freezing cold and attend the monthly CB1 meeting held at the Manhattan Youth building. I wanted to see whether the CB1, in their “Accomplishments” … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Did former BPCA President Boutris really join a California consulting firm?

Update February 22, 2014- When the BPCA announced last August that former President Demetri Boutris had to step down so abruptly because a much better job awaited him in California, BP.TV was skeptical (read below).  Now, a full six months … Continue reading

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Assemblyman Micah Kellner won’t be running for re-election

February 22, 2014- The Post reports, “Embattled Upper East Side Assemblyman Micah Kellner — sanctioned for allegedly hitting on a female staffer — won’t be running for re-election. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver stripped Kellner of his leadership positions and perks … Continue reading

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Letter: Our federal elected officials should address noise pollution of ferry boats

October 4, 2013- Letter from Dean, resident of River Terrace Dear Editor: This an opportune time to discuss the “green” aspects of Battery Park City as they relate to the air quality outside of the Solaire residential building. The Port … Continue reading

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No electeds or BPCA show up to support freezing Gateway tenants

January 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Approximately 20 residents of LeFrak’s Gateway Plaza turned out in the bitter cold for the presentation by Glenn Plaskin, president of the Gateway Plaza Tenets Association (GPTA), updating the CB1 on the lack … Continue reading

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Latest view of Liberty Street elevated park

January 24, 2014- CBS showed this view of the WTC site, and we spotted the Liberty Street elevated park construction, with the Greek Orthodox Church. Liberty Street elevated park revealed Laughable cost estimates for the Liberty Street Greek Church

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Shark spotted in FiDi

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Airhead bicyclists

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That Deputy Mayor who tried to sneak a criminal court into Tribeca gets top job at Bloomberg LP

December 30, 2013- Remember the Deputy Mayor who promised the community that the court he wanted to move to Tribeca really wasn’t a criminal court, and tried to hide the 66 John criminal court altogether? Well, He got a cushy … Continue reading

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Photos 1-4-2014

Is Roger Waters staging a surprise concert of The Wall in Brookfield Place?

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It’s official. Society has crumbled.

January 3, 2014- The Post has a typical Post story about a young woman getting in the news for something stupid. This story is about a 20-year-old lady with a bulbous buttocks who posts selfies on Instagram and has millions … Continue reading

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Gift ideas: A Citi Bike year pass

December 2, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD For $100, you can buy a year-long pass to Citi Bikes. It’s the best thing you will do all year.  

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Tip: How to avoid buying junk clothing

November 28, 2013- By Steven E. Greer Several years ago, I was in the old Lehman Brothers building (now Barclays) and purchased some shirts and shoes in the Charles Tyrwhitt retail space. I bought some black leather shoes for a … Continue reading

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Important BPCA meeting cancelled

Update December 16, 2013- Likely as a result of our story, below, the BPCA has cancelled the December meeting. December 16, 2013- The BPCA board meets tomorrow. Numerous large simians will be in the room (i.e. 800-pound gorillas). Will the … Continue reading

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Photos 12-12-2013

Construction on North Moore Street by Hudson Street

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Bloomberg gets an F for his restaurant letter grading system

September 23, 2013- The NY Post is reporting the Mayor Bloomberg’s restaurant letter grading scheme has not improved food safety. “Mayor Bloomberg touted his restaurant letter-grading system as one of the signature accomplishments of his administration — but stats show … Continue reading

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Durst screws up the Freedom Tower antenna

September 11, 2013- If you have looked at the tall tower atop the WTC 1 “Freedom Tower” and thought to your self, “That is ugly. I wonder if they are still building it.”, you are not alone. It is a … Continue reading

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Images from the top of 4 WTC

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Did the PS-276 PTA president break campaign rules?

Updated October 11, 2013- The PS 276 PTA met today and discussed the issue detailed by BatteryPark.TV reporting, below. Mr. Sadowsky spoke and spun the scandal as an error on the part of the Julie Menin campaign, implying that he … Continue reading

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Another scandal surrounds Sheldon Silver

September 25, 2013- The DailyNews is reporting that another scandal has erupted relating to State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, “Arrest of his close friend William Rapfogel, the husband of Silver’s chief of staff, in $5 million looting of Metropolitan Council … Continue reading

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Photos 9-19-2013

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Delta Airlines features Danny Meyer in ad

 

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The election results were good for Battery Park City

September 12, 2013- Mayor: Bill de Blasio won with 40% of the vote, apparently avoiding a runoff election. However, senior members of the Democrat party, including former president bill Clinton, are calling for Bill Thompson to step aside. It is … Continue reading

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The worst pizza joint endorses Rajkumar

September 7, 2013- We found this scene to be apropos. Picasso Pizza has long been one of the worst restaurants in Battery Park, which is saying a lot given the strong competitors for title of “Worst of BPC”. Picasso was … Continue reading

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Would you re-elect Mayor Bloomberg this year if you could?

June 28, 2013- Our previous story about Mayor Bloomberg triggered some interesting responses. With the current polls showing Anthony Weiner in the lead for the 2013 mayoral race, if you could, would you re-elect Mayor Bloomberg? Post your comments below…also … Continue reading

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Minutes from the BPC CB1 meeting

September 3, 2013- By Steven E. Greer At the monthly BPC subcommittee of the CB1 tonight, more residents than usual attended. The City DOT was scheduled to present final plans to improve the streets, but canceled at the last minute. … Continue reading

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NY Times makes excellent review of Mayor Bloomberg’s legacy

August 18, 2013- BatteryPark.TV has previously expressed the opinion that Mayor Bloomberg, while certainly flawed, has championed important changes to the city. The NY Times is reporting on his legacy as well.

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Photos 8-16-2013

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Mix-match in demand for Citi Bikes in BPC

August 1, 2013- As the Citi Bike racks in BPC settle it, it is becoming apparent that people in North BPC are much different than people in South BPC. The rack at the Irish Memorial is always empty of bikes … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Blue Bottle coffee at “All Good Things” leaving Tribeca

Video By Mary Engels July 23, 2013- By Steven E. Greer We have exclusively learned that the Blue Bottle coffee shop in struggling “All Good Things” market is leaving Tribeca, heading for a new market to open in Hell’s Kitchen. … Continue reading

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CB3 session for gripes about Citi Bikes turns into lovefest

July 17, 2013- Stephen Miller posted these comments on Twitter about a planned session in a school auditorium to vent gripes about Citi Bikes. However, only 25 people showed, and they all loved the bikes. @miller_stephen  CB 3 committee booked … Continue reading

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Shake Shack, of all places, now has best tap beer on the block

July 16, 2013- Union Square’s newest fining dining restaurant, North End Grill, on the Conrad Hotel block, used to have the best array of 33 degree tap beers. For

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Exclusive: PS 89 opens 5th K class to deal with PS 276 waitlist

Update June 15, 2013- Downtown Express is confirming that there is now no longer any child on the kindergarten waitlist in Downtown. Also, PS 150 likely will not move. Update June 11, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD PS 89 … Continue reading

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