Category Archives: Gripes

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

September 30, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD The federal judge rendered a crucial decision today in my federal lawsuit against the BPCA and real

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CB1’s Ninfa Segarra has the guts to take on Glenn Plaskin, LeFrak, and Gateway

September 28, 2016- A class action was filed against LeFrak’s Gateway plaza back in April of 2014.

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American state-sponsored media

January 4, 2016- by Steven E. Greer The American media is becoming as bad as Russian state-sponsored media, literally. The national

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Glenn Plaskin sued for intimidating plaintiffs in class action filed against LeFrak’s Gateway Plaza

September 27, 2016- A class action was filed against Gateway plaza for breaching the warrant of habitability.

Posted in - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes, Lawyers | 1 Comment

City Council bill to limit tour buses Downtown

September 26, 2016- From a press release, “Today at 1 p.m., a bill introduced by Council

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In the wake of the ISIS-inspired bombings of New York and New Jersey, Mayor de Blasio is concerned about this

September 26, 2016- Amidst a rash of ISIS-inspired radical terrorist attacks across the country,

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Letter: The Gateway Plaza Tenants’ Association is run by Le Frak cronies

September 7, 2016- Letter to the Editor by Sharon of Gateway Plaza Hi. I have read your blog since its inception. I must admit, I was disappointed you moved since

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This is why “service dogs” in NYC are out of control

September 23, 2016- BP.TV has extensively reported on the “service dog” scam, whereby selfish,

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - NYPD First Precinct, -- In the News, Dog feces and urine on sidewalks, Gripes, Lawyers, Pets | 2 Comments

What is the difference between organized crime and the Cuomo/de-Blasio administrations?

Update September 21, 2016- Joe Percoco and other top aids to Cuomo were officially indicted today by Preet Bharara.

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Letter: I was almost killed by a Downtown Connect red bus

September 17, 2016- Letter by Eileen Baker I was almost killed yesterday by a Connect bus.

Posted in - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes, Op-Ed | 1 Comment

BPCA allows, once again, Diner en Blanc to shut down BPC parks without public notice

September 16, 2016

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Decline of our parks, Op-Ed, Outdoor events | 2 Comments

Why you should boycott the BPC block party

Update September 16, 2016- Tomorrow’s block party should be boycotted, for the same reasons

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Politics, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Events and Activities, Featured Residents, Gripes | Leave a comment

Please do not come back, Dîner en Blanc

August 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I was in Midtown eating last night and saw a Citi Bike rack. On an impulse, I hopped on and rode home. The weather was great.

Posted in - Community Board 1, Battery Park City and BPCA, Events and Activities, Gripes, Outdoor events | 7 Comments

Squirrel population in BPC parks dwindles

September 2, 2016- DowntownExpress reports that some believe the squirrel population in our parks has declined. However, the poorly written article fails to point blame whatsoever

Posted in -- In the News, Battery Park City and BPCA, Decline of our parks, Parks, Wildlife | 1 Comment

Helicopters carrying One-Percenters to The Hamptons enraging the peasants below

September 5, 2016- Much like the tourist helicopters bothering Lower Manhattaners, the Hamptons has the same problem. The Post reports. “The fight over the East Hampton Airport

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Post-Sandy devastation in Manhattan mostly caused by institutional incompetence

September 4, 2016- After several years of having no hurricanes develop off of the African Coast, we are getting hit again. However, four years after Hurricane Sandy, the incompetent

Posted in - State Government, -- In the News, Gripes, Hurricane Sandy, Op-Ed | 9 Comments

Kayak nuts trying to compete with large seagoing vessels

Update August 30, 2016- Some kayak nuts thinking they have as much right to the Hudson as

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, Battery Park City and BPCA, New York Waterway ferry boat pollution, Op-Ed, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Yorker Magazine covers our story on kayak activists

July 23, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD In the July 29th edition of New Yorker Magazine, journalist Nick Paumgarten covered our

Posted in -- In the News, Accomplishments, Featured Residents, Gripes, New York Waterway ferry boat pollution, Sailing/Yachting | 5 Comments

Turtle Duck Park

June 11, 2016- All eight ducklings live, and there is a bonus turtle. The BPCA parks people are doing a nice job (thanks to BatteryPark.TV).

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So many closed retail storefronts that it looks like 2009 again

February 7, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I was in SoHo again and noticed numerous closed retail storefronts in the heart of the fancy

Posted in - Real estate, Financial District, Gripes, Op-Ed, Restaurants, Shops and markets, The Battery, Wall Street | Leave a comment