Category Archives: Battery Park City and BPCA

Why creating BatteryPark.TV was such a stroke of genius

September 18, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD Time Magazine has been sold again (recall, Koch Brothers’ company Meredith bought it last year, promptly to break it up and sell off the assets).

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Will Sheldon Silver ever see a day in prison?

Update September 17, 2018- As we predicted below, Shelly tried to avoid jail again by asking the judge to delay prison until his appeal is heard. But this time, the judge denied him. Therefore,

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And then there were none: BPCA Chairman Dennis Mehiel ousted

June 20, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD At the June 19th BPCA board meeting, Chairman and CEO Dennis Mehiel announced that he was leaving

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Politico lists three BPC moguls as top donors to Corrupt Cuomo

July 19, 2018- In the wake of the recent convictions for corruption of Cuomo’s top staff for rigging

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Battery Park City is the most expensive zip code in the country

August 25, 2018- A real estate site posted a survey of the average rental costs per zip code. BPC topped even Tribeca and San Francisco.  

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The BPCA PILOT fees are unconstitutional taxation without representation

Update December 20, 2017- Governor Cuomo finally, reluctantly, signed the bill to supposedly

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Sopranos Stories with Steve Schirripa: S1:E1

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The BPCA’s unnecessary new office space to open in 200 Rector Place soon

June 7, 2018- by Steven E. Greer This week, the BPCA presented updates to the CB1. Click here for a PDF of the handout provided.

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City decides to place traffic light at Rector Place and South End Ave

The dangerous intersection of West Thames and South End Ave where a light is needed September 6, 2018- It is being reported in local press that the City DOT will finally install a traffic light on

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Actor Steve Schirripa discusses BPC and his line of spaghetti sauces

(42,000 people have viewed this as of October 21, 2015)

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The History of BPC by Ed Koch

(5000 people have viewed this as of July, 2017) We had the chance to interview Mr. Koch a few years ago. Ed Koch, former Mayor of New York City and former U.S. Congressman,

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The designer of Le District gives a walking tour

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Quid pro Cuomo: Governor Cuomo appoints only BPCA board members who donate millions to him

February 25, 2018- The NYT reports, “To tally the donations that Mr. Cuomo has received

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BPCA board member Martha Gallo ousted from her day job at AIG

August 23, 2018- BPTV has followed the private sector career of BPCA board member Martha Gallo because she has been closely involved in the largest financial crimes in history.

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The Netflix Late Reviewer: “16 Acres”: How the biggest lightning rod in the world was made

 September 20, 2014- by Steven E. Greer “16 Acres” is an excellent documentary that describes the politics behind the rebuilding of Ground Zero, and why it has taken so long.

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Sheer negligence allowed terrorist truck attack on Lower Manhattan

Update January 29, 2018- I told you so. We Inform. Victims of the Halloween ISIS attack are suing the city for negligence.

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Interview with Ed Hogan of Brookfield Properties about retail leasing strategies

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Dead man found in The Battery

July 27, 2018- by Steven Greer According to NYPD sources, a 62-year-old man named Robert Kennedy was found dead in a garden area

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Another dead body found floating in the Hudson River

September 8, 2018- The Post reports, “A man’s dead body was found in the Hudson River near Battery Park

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North End Grill looks like a place ready to close

April 28, 2018- I walked into North End Grill during what should have been a busy brunch, and it was empty.

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