Category Archives: — In the News

42% of New York renters are paying so much that they are considered distressed

August 23, 2016- DNAinfo posted a short article advising renters. In it, they state, “Housing policy experts agree that if you pay more than 30 percent of your income on rent, you’re considered

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Did the Supreme Court just throw Shelly Silver a get-out-of-jail-for-free card?

Update August 25, 2016- As predicted below, Shelly Silver is getting off the hook, it seems. He has successfully delayed jail time for a year, says the Post.

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Again, the Hudson River collects a dead body by Battery Park

August 25, 2016- The Post reports that a dead body was found in

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Former NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Timoney funeral receives much fanfare

August 24, 2016- John Timoney was the NYPD Deputy Commissioner and recently lost a battle with lung caner.

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Pier 26 new restaurant, City Winery, gets slammed by Eater

August 23, 2016- Every decision made by the HRPT’s director Madelyn Wils seems to be a bad one.

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101 Murray Street: Another 1000-foot pencil tower coming to Downtown

Update August 20, 2016- The building rises.

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Court ruling could allow feds to seize Silver and Skelos’ pensions

August 17, 2016- The Post reports, “A federal Court of Appeals ruling Wednesday could pave the

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Contractor found guilty of defrauding $1 Billion in Ground Zero scam

August 10, 2016- Any scam artists profiting from the deaths at Ground Zero deserve a special place prison.

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Told you so. This is why I left Manhattan.

August 11, 2016- DNAinfo reports, “NEW YORK CITY — The number of apartments on the market in Manhattan

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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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BPC’s Taran Killam axed from Saturday Night Live

August 9, 2016- One of BPC’s local celebrities, Taran Killam, has been fired from Saturday Night live. I have met him many times as he walked to his kid’s school in FiDi.

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Something strange is going on with François Payard

August 5, 2016- I have never seen François Payard once, in five years, at any of his bakery shops.

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Mayor de Blasio lets crack addicts smoke in Washington Square Park by NYU

August 5, 2016- This is what Mayor de Blasio’s city looks like. The Post reports, “Just three weeks before

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Man who threatened to jump off Tribeca building is murder suspect

August 4, 2016- Daily News reports, “A despondent man suspected of beating his girlfriend to

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New Jersey woman who ran over Tribeca mom gets 2-6 years in prison

Update August 3, 2016- She was sentenced to two to six years in the clink, according to The Post.

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Unprecedented propaganda by establishment media: NYPD Commissioner Bratton on CBS

August 3, 2016- by Steven E. Greer Bill Bratton, the NYPD Commissioner, was pushed out of office after federal investigations into

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Those pencil-tower condos will be poorly constructed garbage

August 1, 2016- If you think that these quickly built pencil-towers will be worthy of the multi-million-dollar asking prices for

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What is this Twitter you speak of?

  You can follow BatteryPark.TV on Twitter @BatteryParkTV

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NY Waterway ferry boat crashes

July 23, 2016- As BP.TV has warned many times before, one of those dangerous NY Waterway ferry boats

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Feds say Wolf of Wall Street was produced by stolen Malaysian money

July 21, 2016- The Post reports on the 2013 Wolf of Wall Street movie filmed right in our own marina. That yacht might have been paid for by stolen loot.

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