Category Archives: Battery Park City and BPCA

Court denies motion for restraining order against Glen Plaskin

Update January 15, 2017- On January 10th, more testimony was heard, and the judge ultimately denied the plaintiffs’

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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,

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BPC residents oppose BPCA plans to change Wagner Park

December 20, 2016- A local flier reports that BPC residents oppose BPCA’s plans to change quaint

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BatteryPark.TV wins major victory in federal lawsuit against the BPCA and Howard Milstein

Update January 12, 2017- BPTV has won its third major victory as the federal judge ruled that the private-sector

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BPCA hires new CFO

January 11, 2017- The subject of two federal lawsuits and other federal complaints over sexual harassment,

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Sopranos Stories with Steve Schirripa: S1:E1

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A tour of World Trade Center Tower 4 and Tower 7

(5,000 people have viewed this as of December 30, 2015) September 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Dara McQuillan of Silverstein Properties took us

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SouthWestNY bites the dust. Big bar coming next.

Update January 11, 2017- SouthWestNY is going out of business. They will turn it into a big bar

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Residential tower on Greenwich no longer to be taller than Freedom Tower

(Left: renderings from 2014, Right: new plans) Update January 6, 2017- The tower will be 15-floors lower, but wider in footprint, according to new plans released by Rafael Vinoly.

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Did the BPCA rig the contract to redesign South End Avenue?

Update July 25, 2016- There is a town hall meeting tonight at 6 River Terrace to discuss the plans to renovate South End

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Glenn Plaskin’s palatial warm apartment costs what?

(2,200 people have read this as of December 10, 2016) January 6, 2013- By Steven E. Greer We have previously reported on the ineffective leadership

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Public comment at BPCA board meetings? Not so fast.

Update December 7, 2016- Today was the first BPCA board meeting since the decision to allow heavily

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Brookfield still trying to sell Brookfield Place years later

Update December 17, 2016- DowntownExpress thinks they have an exclusive by reporting that Brookfield is

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Cuomo cronies keep control of North Cove Marina

Update January 9, 2017- The recent CB1 meeting revealed the new caretaker of the North Cove Marina sailing club.

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Much needed traffic light at North End and Murray Streets

September 22, 2012 By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV was asked by a local business owner whether we could assist in having the city or BPCA

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A model for working with the City DOT on city planning

June 26, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD What became a true model for how the community can interact with the City Department of Transportation

Posted in - Community Board 1, - NYPD First Precinct, Accomplishments, Battery Park City and BPCA, Dangerous West Thames and South End Ave crossings, Featured Residents, Schools, Videos, Volunteering | 1 Comment

BPCA refuses to explain why it told DOT to cancel street safety measures

May 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD For most of the year 2013, numerous members of the community, including Community Board 1, held several meetings and walking tours with the city DOT, and came up with specific plans to … Continue reading

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A thug-mug in North BPC

January 5, 2017- A man was walking across River

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$10,000 watch stolen from BPC Equinox gym

December 15, 2016- DNAinfo reports, “A TriBeCa man had his pricey watch taken from the locker of a Downtown Equinox, police said.

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Thief Steals Man’s Wallet From Equinox, Spends $10K at Apple Store

December 3, 2015- Security at gyms is a joke, folks. People foolishly leave valuables inside

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