Category Archives: Gripes

Squadron Votes to Reject Two Non-Resident Appointments to the BPCA

June 21, 2017- Press release Sen. Urges Local Resident Representation in Local Governance ALBANY – State Senator Daniel Squadron spoke on the Senate Floor (video) on the urgent need for local

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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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Addictive social media apps are our modern day tobacco problem

June 21, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD Doomsayers have warned for decades about the damage computers and social media will cause

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Exclusive: Federal judge might order the BPCA to be restructured

June 9, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD As viewers know, BPTV has already caused the BPCA to undergo significant changes. Now, as a

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The city to crack down on its employees parking illegally using placards

May 25, 2017- BatteryPark.TV has previously taken action against city employee placard parking abuse. Now, the mayor is doing the same.

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Dennis Mehiel’s BPCA allows mega-yacht owner to steal public park space?

May 7, 2017- A viewer sent us this photo. The IGY marina company, which is owned by a close friend of

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Two hot dog cart vendors pummel each other

May 29, 2017- The Post reports that two parasitic food cart vendors

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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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This is why our federal First Amendment case is so important

May 10, 2017- by Steven E. Greer As viewers know, BPTV is proceeding in federal court toward trial against the BPCA for violating our First Amendment

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Look for party boats to dock at Pier-A soon

Picture of a ferry boat that crashed into the slip by the Irish Memorial May 11, 2017- by Steven Greer BPTV has reported over the years on the numerous attempts by the ferry boat and tour boat industry

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NYPD points finger at two boat tour companies for hiring the violent felons in The Battery

May 3, 2017- by Steven Greer In the wake of the serious shooting of an innocent bystander near The Battery, which was caused by a

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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,

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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

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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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