Category Archives: Decline of our parks

Without public input, the BPCA once again closes your parks for private event

July 30, 2017- The BPCA has used Rockefeller and Wagner Parks for private industry events many

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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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Shoddy construction of the West Thames cancer turf field

Update November 18, 2016- The fence was finally properly installed.

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

September 16, 2016

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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

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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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Irish Memorial closed for “repairs”

August 11, 2016- by Steven E. Greer The BPCA has closed the Irish Memorial and surrounded it with a hideous fence, ostensibly for “repairs”.

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Brookfield’s use of the marina is your worst nightmare

Update May 21, 2016- This failed exhibition race finally aired on NBC. However, the billionaire who owns Oracle pays the network to air this, as an infomercial for his hobby. There is

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Major Crime in New York City Parks Up 23%

August 8, WSJ, “Major crime, including murders and rapes, has picked up in parks even as it declines overall in New York City.

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Former jewel of NYC parks, BPC Parks are now neglected beds of weeds

Update June 19, 2016- We added some “Before” photos at the bottom.

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BPCA secretly adds a whole new security guard company to patrol BPC

June 6, 2016- City Safe, an entirely new, independent from AlliedBarton, security force has

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BPC Parks misleading the public on National PBS

August 6, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD I am sitting here in Ohio flipping through the channels and came across PBS. It was the Battery Park

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BPC needs a BREXIT-like exit

Update June 24, 2016- BREXIT supporters won and the UK will leave the EU, likely triggering other

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New trees on Vesey Street live after all

Update July 8, 2016- I am happy to be wrong here. The locust trees have lived through the

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The Battery great lawn finally opens

Update June 25, 2016- The lawn will open tomorrow, finally, more than a year after it was re-sodded.

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West Thames Park has been turned into an urban slummy scene

June 23, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I was walking by the West Thames Park, and not only is the new ballfield fencing slapped up in an

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The BPCA lied about taking care of the weeds

May 30, 2016- Many months ago, the BPCA told the CB1 that the highway divider on the West Side

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Port Authority decisions make the 1 WTC observatory a failure

May 29, 2016- The NYT has a lengthy article about the failure of the 1 WTC observatory and 9/11 memorial.

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Letter: Why is the HRPT allowing Pier-26 to turn into an eyesore?

May 21, 2016- Letter to the Editor: I’m a West Side resident and I commute daily to lower Manhattan by bike using the Hudson

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