Category Archives: – City government

Senator Schumer is the only elected official to call for a halt in tourist helicopter flights

March 13, 2018- by StopTheChop’s John Dellaportas Stop the Chop NYNJ wishes to thank U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer for his leadership today in demanding

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P.S. 276 hit with frivolous $2 Million lawsuit?

April 3, 2018- The Post reports,”A Manhattan mom is suing the Department of Education for $2 million

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Exclusive: Tourist helicopter that crashed and killed five was performing unsafe stunts

March 12, 2018- by Steven E. Greer Immediately after the helicopter crash in the East River on Sunday that killed all five Texas tourists

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City might impose vacancy tax on greedy landlords keeping empty storefronts

March 31, 2015- This is one reason people are leaving the city. In addition to congestion on the

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City Comptroller wants to take your BPCA tax dollars

March 3, 2018- The Post reports, “Comptroller Scott Stringer wants to tap into millions of dollars

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Statement from StopTheChop on East River helicopter crash

New York, March 12, 2018 — Press release

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Update on NYPD efforts to stop the violent felons ripping off tourists in The Battery

February 24, 2018- The problem of violent career criminals being used to sell bogus boat tour tickets

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Sheer negligence allowed terrorist truck attack on Lower Manhattan

Update January 29, 2018- I told you so. We Inform. Victims of the Halloween ISIS attack are suing the city for negligence.

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Is it legal for the BPCA to “deputize” a private security guard to make arrests?

January 22, 2018- by Steven E. Greer At the January CB1 meeting, BPCA spokesperson Nick Sbordone announced that the BPCA planned to

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Aaron Foldenauer criticizes the BPCA plan to deputize private security guards

January 24, 2018- by Steven E. Greer The incompetent BPCA hired a video service that provided malfunctioning audio for much of Aaron’s talk.

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AstroTurf “Trump Resistance” meeting in Manhattan fizzles out

February 19, 2018- by Steven E. Greer I rarely read Downtown Express, but saw this story about local politicians trying to rally a Trump

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The BPCA plays defense after Halloween terror attack

Update January 10, 2018- by Steven E. Greer At the CB1 meeting (which are always orchestrated to meet the needs

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Summary of the BPCA board meeting for January 2018

January 24, 2018- The BPCA board convened today. BPTV noticed the following:

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Miracle in Battery Park: Violent felons hawking bogus statue of liberty tickets banished

December 26, 2017- The Daily News reports, “After several years of the Battery being filled with

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CB1’s Anthony Notaro is a no-show for the marina rally

December 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Anthony Notary, the same deadbeat who refused to pass a CB1 resolution in support of Mike Fortenbaugh to

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Exclusive: CB1’s Anthony Notaro investigated by city’s Conflicts of Interest Board

Update June 2, 2015- The New York City Conflicts of Interest Board is now investigating

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Cheating at elite Stuyvesant High School never went away

January 28, 2018- The Post reports, “Five years after a nationally publicized cheating scandal led to the principal’s ouster and the suspension of a dozen kids, academic dishonesty is

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The cheating continues at Stuyvesant High School

December 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Muhammad Islam, the 17-year-old Stuyvesant student who concocted a hoax that he was worth $72 Million from day-trading,

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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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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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