Category Archives: Decline of our parks

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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It’s official. Canadians have stolen the public park North Cove Marina from you.

Update May 23, 2016- The CB1 discussed the new policy that makes the docks off-limits. Members

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Letter: Bad dog owners vandalize newly planted flowers, remove “no dog” signs

May 12, 2016- Letter to the Editor Dear Editor,

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - NYPD First Precinct, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Decline of our parks, Dog feces and urine on sidewalks, Gripes, Op-Ed, Parks, Pets, Trash and Rats | 1 Comment

Images of Mayor de Blasio’s New York

May 6, 2016

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Sadly, Brookfield Place has the only flowers in the park

April 27, 2016- With the BPC Parks Conservancy having been shut down and the head gardeners fired,

Posted in - Brookfield Place, Battery Park City and BPCA, Decline of our parks, Gardening, Parks | 2 Comments

Images of the new West Thames rubber pellet artificial turf

April 25, 2016-

Posted in Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Decline of our parks, Gripes, Parks | 1 Comment

AlliedBarton security winning over the public by doing functions the PEP refused to do

April 16, 2016- by Steven E. Greer As viewers know, BatteryPark.TV was instrumental in the BPCA firing the Park Enforcement Patrol

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Docks installed at North Cove Marina

Update April 2, 2016- It appears that this is the delivery of the docks, and not more “pile remediation”.

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Trees planted in West Thames ballfield

March 25, 2016

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More pro-establishment propaganda from The Broadsheet

February 25, 2016- by Steven E. Greer Despite the local establishment’s best efforts, the city PEP officers were fired by the BPCA and replaced by

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Broadsheet praises Downtown Alliance safety officers who are far more incompetent than AlliedBarton

February 26, 2016- by Steven E. Greer We have previously detailed how The Broadsheet, TribecaTrib, and other local advertising fliers

Posted in - City government, - Politics, City Hall & Civic Center, Crime, Decline of our parks, Financial District, Seaport, The Battery, Trash and Rats | 2 Comments

Exclusive: Terms of the AlliedBarton-BPCA contract

January 10, 2016- by Steven E. Greer (Apparently, the only journalist covering Downtown) We have obtained via FOIL the contract recently executed by the BPCA to purchase private

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More proof that the BPC Parks Conservancy is dead

February 18, 2016- by Steven E. Greer We previously reported how the BPCA is secretly shuttering the legally protected BPC Parks

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Police catch perp who cracked tourist’s skull in The Battery

February 17, 2016- The Post reports that the perp who cracked the skull of a tourist in

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BPCA ousts head of parks programming?

February 4, 2016- by Steven E. Greer We have previous been critical of the lame programming decisions by the BPC Parks Conservancy.

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NYC not doing enough to combat illegal vendors in The Battery, cruise company official says

Tourist Jeff White was attacked by career criminals in The Battery, suffering a fractured skull February 19, 2016- The local “newspapers” are in bed with the establishment city and have not been reporting

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Tourist suffers fractured skull in The Battery as PEP are nowhere to be found

February 16, 2016- It has happened again in The Battery. The park, which is patrolled by city

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Exclusive: State agencies investigate possible illegal shuttering of BPC Parks Conservancy

Update February 6, 2016- The AG replied and is working on this.

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