Category Archives: – Community Board 1

From now on, June 8th is “First Amendment Day”

June 9, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD Folks, something historic took place yesterday. BatteryPark.TV and a federal judge defended

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Court ruling could allow feds to seize Silver and Skelos’ pensions

August 17, 2016- The Post reports, “A federal Court of Appeals ruling Wednesday could pave the

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CB1 elects new chairman nobody wants

Update July 1, 2016- Notaro is now the full Chairman of the entire CB1.

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Told you so: Pier-A is a just big bar now

August 12, 2016- As we predicted many times, Pier-A is nothing but a big bar now. The upstairs,

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

Update March 11, 2016- New York State Comptroller DiNapoli is going after wealthy people who

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Video: Dan Squadron drops in unannounced to BPCA meeting

July 22, 2016 On July 20th, the BPCA convened a board meeting. Several minutes

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South End Avenue needs to have front-in angled parking and storefronts closer to the street

Update June 22, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD Three years ago, the DOT was prepared to make much needed changes to South End Avenue,

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Press release from State Senator Squadron urging, once again, that BPCA allow public comments at board meetings

For Immediate Release: June 20, 2016

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BPCA flagrantly ignores FOIL, again

July 18, 2016- by Steven E. Greer Eight months ago, in December of 2015, anticipating that Brookfield would take over the public

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Brookfield Place takes over the marina esplanade, banning cyclists

July 1, 2016- The upper deck esplanade that surrounds the North Cove Marina has been taken away from your use,

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Jeff Galloway disbarred

November 23, 2015- by Steven E. Greer Local CB1 member, Gateway Plaza resident, dog activist, and lawyer, Jeff Galloway, served

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The Robin Forst gorilla campaign

June 15, 2013- By Steven E. Greer At approximately 10:30 AM, on a bright Saturday morning in Battery Park City, a group of local campaigners set up camp within 20 feet of the doorway of a residential building on West … Continue reading

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John Fratta gets his buddies to “protest” BatteryPark.TV

Louis Gallo June 16, 2016- by Steven E. Greer John Fratta is a local resident and former CB1 member who thinks he is somehow the voice for Italian

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Local electeds again demand change at the BPCA

June 10, 2016- Press release

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Port Authority wants to put the 9/11 battered globe statue in Liberty Park

May 31, 2016- CB1 members are saying that the Port Authority wants to pace the battered 9/11 globe in

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It’s official. Canadians have stolen the public park North Cove Marina from you.

Update May 23, 2016- The CB1 discussed the new policy that makes the docks off-limits. Members

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The Lower Manhattan Democrat cabal outraged over the BPCA firing of Robin Forst

May 16, 2016- by Steven E. Greer As readers know, BatteryPark.TV has exposed the bias of the local establishment “newspaper”

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Robin Forst is replaced

Update May 13, 2016- The BPCA issued a press release detailing the biography of the new Director

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CB1’s Catherine McVay Hughes to pretend she had nothing to do with Tribeca crane collapse

April 27, 2016- This is rich. Today, in a PR stunt at City Hall, CB1 Chair Catherine McVay Hughes will rally for better Downtown construction coordination, and use the recent deadly crane

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The medical consequences of ferry boat diesel exhaust pollution to children’s lungs

Update May 4, 2016- As we first reported five-years ago, the city now confirms with its own study that

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