Category Archives: Battery Park City and BPCA

BPCA in disarray: No one left to run the town halls

November 16, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD The BPCA hosted another town hall meeting on the 14th. However, the big story was how the BPCA

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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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Glenn Plaskin claims credit for BPTV accomplishments at Gateway Plaza

October 2, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD Year after year, the Glenn-Plaskin-led Gateway Plaza Tenants Association (GPTA) would hold its

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Glenn Plaskin gets the hint and bows out as Gateway Plaza Tenants Association President

October 11, 2017- Likely as a result of BPTV, Mr. Plaskin has decided to not accept another term as

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How does a millionaire like Jeff Galloway enjoy rent-subsidized apartments in Gateway?

(4000 people have read this as of December 10, 2016) Update March 11, 2016- New York State Comptroller DiNapoli is going after wealthy people who

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Allied Barton seems to be copying the PEP no-show policies

August 6, 2017- by Steven E. Greer As you recall, I got the PEP removed from BPC by exposing that they were redistributing almost all of

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The History of BPC by Ed Koch

(5000 people have viewed this as of July, 2017) 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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A tour of World Trade Center Tower 4 and Tower 7

Edit Edit date and time (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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The first ever French-American apple pie

November 26, 2015- by Chef Steven E. Greer I had the idea quite some time ago, after enjoying a chocolate croissant at Le District, to make

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Former BPCA board member Fernando Mateo implicated in stunningly brazen city corruption bribing Mayor de Blasio

October 27, 2016- Well, now we know why former BPCA board member Fernando Mateo

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Why are your PILOT fees not going down?

October 27, 2017- by Steven E. Greer Battery Park City apartment owners pay some of the highest overall taxes in the city, yet the resale

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Terrorist strikes BPC

October 31, 2017- by Steven E. Greer Initial reports of a shooting by a taxi driver on Chambers Street by PS 89 and Stuyvesant seem to

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The BPCA PILOT fees are unconstitutional taxation without representation

September 23, 2017- by pro se legal scholar Steven E. Greer, MD As most Battery Park City residents know, the Battery Park City Authority taxes the residents

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Sopranos Stories with Steve Schirripa: S1:E1

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Exclusive: BPCA head of human resources, Brenda McIntyre, fired

October 21, 2017- BPTV has learned that Brenda McIntyre, Vice President of Human Resources at the

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Did Dennis Mehiel and Shari Hyman’s BPCA sanction a sexual predator worse than Harvey Weinstein?

October 21, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD The Harvey Weinstein scandal is not only bringing down Hollywood, but also the entire liberal

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BPCA President Shari Hyman settles embarrassing federal lawsuit before taking private sector job

Shari Hyman by husband, Dan Horwitz, who defended Bernie Madoff Update November 11, 2017- BPTV obtained via FOIA request the actual settlement amount.

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Sheer negligence allowed terrorist truck attack on Lower Manhattan

Update November 16, 2017- The NY Post reports that the mayor requested data on the bike path that was used by the terrorist who drove his truck over pedestrians, killing them. From

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Gristedes South to close

Update November 13, 2017- The owner, Gristedes, is quoted in Real Deal as now wanting

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No-Tipping policy hurts North End Grill

Update October 19, 2017- As we reported years ago, Grub is now reporting that the new no-tipping

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