Category Archives: Gripes

Letter: BPCA employees create unnecessary noise in Rockefeller Park every morning

April 22, 2017- Dear Editor, Rockefeller Park is supposed to be an oasis of calm and mostly it is — except for 8 a.m. in the morning.

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Taste of BPC mysteriously divides the community in half

Update April 11, 2017- The Taste of Battery Park City is coming back on April 23rd. However, it still only benefits North BPC and PS 89,

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Downtown oversight, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Events and Activities, Gripes, Op-Ed, Outdoor events, Restaurants, Schools, Volunteering | 1 Comment

Gangs of black teens menace all-white BPC

Teens on the young kid’s basketball court by West Thames Update April 4, 2017- A local dog walker with a blog reports that someone told him (i.e. this is third-hand info, folks)

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BPCA’s Martha Gallo and her conflict of interest with AIG contracts

June 9, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The BPCA convened a board meeting today. The first item on the agenda was the decision to change the company

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NYPD community meeting discusses gangs of teens menacing BPC

March 31, 2017- BPTV has been the only news source to cover the ongoing problem of teens

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Leggings are obscene

March 27, 2017- United Airlines recently made some young girls change out of their skin-tight

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It is now the norm at JFK to taxi for 45-minutes before nose-up

March 23, 2017- by Steven E. Greer I avoided LaGuardia due to the construction and landed just fine at JFK. However, upon leaving,

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Told you so. It was not a blizzard according to the NYT

January 24, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I am such a genius contrarian. All of you thought that I had lost my marbles when I was proclaiming

Posted in - Downtown oversight, -- In the News, Accomplishments, Battery Park City and BPCA, City Hall & Civic Center, Film Theater and TV, Financial District, Governors Island, Gripes, Hudson River Park Trust, Lower East Side, Op-Ed, Seaport, SoHo, The Battery, TriBeCa, World Trade Center | 6 Comments

Tell us your experience with Urgent Care Tribeca on 200 Chambers

February 22, 2013 The urgent care center at 200 Chambers Street (by The Palm restaurant, on the West Side Highway) provides very prompt care. In most cases, patients can be seen right away. However, we have been receiving complaints also.

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Robert De Niro is an idiot and they should stop calling it the “Tribeca” Film Festival

Update February 18, 2016- Robert de Niro is at it again. The Post reports, “Robert De Niro still can’t fully

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BPCA meeting today indicates they might have violated RFP contract law

January 26, 2017- On the agenda for the BPCA board meeting today, it lists as a topic “Authorization to

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

Update January 17, 2017- The BPCA has fired its entire legal team and replaced it with a firm

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Governor Cuomo’s MTA needs to be killed

January 2, 2017- by Steven E. Greer The national media’s New-York-Centricities were on full display as they gave national attention to an insignificant extension

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Politics, - State Government, -- In the News, Gripes, Op-Ed | 2 Comments

Woman on bike hit and killed by SUV at West Side Highway and Chambers Street

Update February 3, 2017- The defendant, 26-year old Samuel Silva, pleaded guilty in a deal offered by the

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Consumer alert: Madison Seating

January 25, 2017- Last August, we posted a story with tips on where and how to purchase furniture online.

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CB1’s Catherine McVay Hughes to “step down”

Update January 2, 2017- Former CB1 Chair Catherine McVay Hughes apparently did not leave CB1 altogether.

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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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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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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

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Dangerous West Thames and South End Ave crossings | 8 Comments