Category Archives: – City government

School overcrowding to persist Downtown until 2022 thanks to Mayor de Blasio

Update April 22, 2016- This school has been pushed back by two years. So, the overcrowding problem

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Letter: Battery Place and Third Place is dangerous intersection for school kids

April 19, 2017- From a viewer Hi, A couple of weeks ago, the intersection of Battery Place and Third Place was changed to a four-way

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BPCA plans to build boat dock at Wagner Park that could host party boats

March 22, 2017- by Steven E. Greer At the BPCA Town Hall meeting tonight, they gave an extensive presentation of the plans to redesign Wagner

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Diagrams of the plans to redesign Wagner Park

March 22, 2017- From the BPCA town hall tonight, these are the latest plans to redesign Wagner Park to make it flood-proof.

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Peck Slip elementary school dares to cite Pledge of Allegiance, stirring outcry from the far-left

March 17, 2017- DNAinfo reports, “Students at a Peck Slip elementary school in the Seaport began reciting the Pledge of Allegiance for the first time last week, sparking tensions

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Fika coffee and chocolate chain closing stores

April 14, 2017- I noticed the Fika coffee shop by City Hall on Duane Street had closed, so I investigated.

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BPCA board in chaos

April 7, 2017- by Steven E. Greer The BPCA board had been operating on fumes, with only five members and barely able to muster a

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Typical New York

April 6, 2017- Watch the heartless scum just walk by and do nothing. This apathy is why people

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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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No sex in the champagne room anymore at Remix

Update April 4, 2017- There is literally no sex in the campaign room at Remix anymore, folks. The SLA revoked

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Tip of the Week: Fly out of Newark

April 5, 2017- by Steven E. Greer I have avoided Newark Airport for a decade, I think, ever since I had a scary experience with a New

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NYPD SmartCars

April 3, 2017- I saw this today

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Exclusive: Are the BPCA bonds risky junk with AAA ratings?

March 27, 2017- The BPCA’s Chairman and CEO, Dennis Mehiel, recently boasted at the board meeting how their bonds

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The Feds and Manhattan DA refuse to prosecute Mayor de Blasio

March 16, 2017- Despite a state grand jury and a second federal grand jury to deliberate whether

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The new Fulton Station

March 13, 2017- Much like the failing Brookfield Place and Oculus, the Fulton Center shops are going under.

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Chef Paul Gerard sues partners in Belle Reve for mismanagement

Chef Paul Gerard, Plaintiff March 10, 2017- by Steven E. Greer The Post reports on a lawsuit filed by Paul Gerard, the former chef and partner of Tribeca’s Belle Reve restaurant and bar.

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Review: The Beekman Hotel lounge in City Hall

October 27, 2016- by Steven E. Greer City Hall has been a no-man’s land for decades, with few places of any quality to go for lawyers and

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CB1 agenda BPC subcommittee for today

Folks. We need some of you to attend these meetings and tell us what happened.

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BPC keeps its CB1 subcommittees, but other regions get axed

February 28, 2017- Of all of the Manhattan Community Boards, CB1 has been unique in having

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Criminal charges soon to be filed against Mayor de Blasio?

Update February 25, 2017- Preet’s prosecutors grilled de Blasio for four hours in their office yesterday.

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