Category Archives: Hurricane Sandy

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

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Four years ago “Hurricane Sandy: Battery Park unscathed”

October 31, 2012 By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV was the sole source of local detailed information for residents during the flooding crisis and power outages of Hurricane Sandy.

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The Vesey Street wind vortex

May 14, 2016

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Video of the “Epic Blizzard of 2016”

Update January 23, 2016 (11:00 PM)- There are now approximately 16-inches of snow on the ground (see updated video).

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BPCA board member Martha Gallo opposes shutting down the BPCA

November 3, 2015- by Steven E. Greer At the November 2nd CB1 meeting, State Senator Dan Squadron discussed his recent essay

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NYC is no better prepared for a big hurricane now than in 2012

October 2, 2015- by Steven E. Greer The brewing Hurricane Joaquin in the Caribbean is causing the feckless leaders to overreact

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First visible sign of the gutted parks conservancy

October 4, 2015- by Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV was the first to report that the BPCA had schemed to effectively shutter the

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Hurricane Joaquin update

October 3, 2015 (9:30 AM)- Remarkably, this hurricane has not budged in 48-hours.

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NY Post covers BatteryPark.TV story about the FEMA investigation into BPCA

November 10, 2013- The NY Post picked up our story about the odd decision by the BPCA to remove sandbags and intentionally allow pier A to flood

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Letter: The Police memorial is still out of order and a disgrace

May 7, 2015- Letter to the Editor by (name withheld) Dear Battery Park TV: The Police Memorial located at Liberty Street and South End Avenue in Battery Park City

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Tour of Stone Street after Hurricane Sandy

Ronan Downs, the owner of several restaurants in the Financial District on Stone Street, such as Beckett’s, Stone Street Tavern, The Dubliner, Pizza Pizza, and Burger Burger gives a tour of the area after Hurricane Sandy. All of the establishments … Continue reading

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BPCA intentionally allowed Pier A to flood, collects FEMA money

October 28, 2013- By Steven E. Greer During the October 22nd meeting of the BPCA board, Chairman/CEO Dennis Mehiel made it public record that the BPCA internally allowed Pier A to flood during Hurricane Sandy. Mr. Mehiel explained an anecdote, … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Did LeFrak’s Gateway defraud FEMA?

May 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD After Hurricane Sandy created thousands of refugees in New York City and surrounding area, Homeland Security, via FEMA (as well as the Red Cross, Salvation Army), assisted the refugees by helping them … Continue reading

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Photo by BP.TV’s Mary Engels selected for museum exhibit

January 5, 2014- Mary Engels, contributor to BatteryPark.TV, had one of her Seaport photos after Hurricane Sandy selected for an exhibit at the Museum of NYC.

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NY and NJ waste $65 Million of Hurricane Sandy relief on tourism ads

Update January 13, 2014- In the wake of the bridge scandal and federal investigations, the Feeds have opening up the case of whether relief funds were misused. CNN reports, “Just days after dismissing two top advisers for their roles in … Continue reading

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BPCA: insurance covered damages caused by intentional flooding of Pier A

December 11, 2013- The NYT has an article on the new commercial complex at Pier A. In it, the BPCA’s Gwen Dawson makes an interesting comment, “Separately, Hurricane Sandy set back the project for several months, with about $4.3 million … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Inspector General of Homeland Security investigates BPCA

Update November 10, 2013- The NY Post called us about the story, below, and ran their own version today, “The head of the Battery Park City Authority admitted he intentionally allowed Hurricane Sandy floodwaters to inundate a historic city pier … Continue reading

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Broadsheet, absent throughout Hurricane Sandy, posts self-congratulatory letter

November 16, 2012 The publisher of the local advertising flier The Broadsheet, Robert Simko, and his employee “Pulitzer” Matt Fenton, were both silent throughout the Hurricane Sandy aftermath, publishing nothing for days on end. Therefore, we find it quite offensive … Continue reading

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Interactive map of the Sandy flooding

The NYT has this interactive map of the flooding we experienced after the storm.

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Egregious service by Verizon in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

October 31, 2012 The Verizon land line phones are still down, astonishingly. Since they use the same lines as the Fios Internet and TV, this is clearly a human error. The headquarters for Verizon is less than a mile away … Continue reading

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