Category Archives: Battery Park City and BPCA

Ferry company that recently won contract from Mayor de Blasio part of organized crime network in The Battery

Update August 12, 2016- DNAinfo reports that Hornblower has supposedly stopped the practice of

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Diagrams of the plans to redesign Wagner Park

March 22, 2017- From the BPCA town hall tonight, these are the latest plans to redesign Wagner Park to make it flood-proof.

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Bill requiring locals to be on BPCA board passes state assembly

May 5, 2017- Patch reports, “A bill (by Dan Squadron) that would require a local government agency in Battery Park City to be made primarily of neighborhood residents has come one

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Sopranos Stories with Steve Schirripa: S1:E1

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A tour of World Trade Center Tower 4 and Tower 7

(5,000 people have viewed this as of December 30, 2015) September 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Dara McQuillan of Silverstein Properties took us

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Dennis Mehiel’s BPCA allows mega-yacht owner to steal public park space?

May 7, 2017- A viewer sent us this photo. The IGY marina company, which is owned by a close friend of

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Gripes, Outdoor events, Parks, Sailing/Yachting | 1 Comment

The History of BPC by Ed Koch

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 BPCA ranks shrink

Update April 6, 2017- Martha Gallo “resigned” from the board. The ranks get smaller.

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BPCA board approves construction for unnecessary “office space” in 200 Rector Place

March 22, 2017- by Steven E. Greer Recall, during the January BPCA board meet, a bit of kabuki theater played out when the Chairman/CEO

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This is why our federal First Amendment case is so important

May 10, 2017- by Steven E. Greer As viewers know, BPTV is proceeding in federal court toward trial against the BPCA for violating our First Amendment

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Look for party boats to dock at Pier-A soon

Picture of a ferry boat that crashed into the slip by the Irish Memorial May 11, 2017- by Steven Greer BPTV has reported over the years on the numerous attempts by the ferry boat and tour boat industry

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76-year-old taxi driver dies while driving on South End Ave

May 11, 2017- At approximately 1:00 AM this morning, a 76-year-old female taxi driver, Lena Pitu, with a TLC license since 1990,

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The Liberty Park truck garage opens

April 14, 2017- I noticed that the Liberty Park truck garage has opened.

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Richard LeFrak is now a top advisor to President Trump

May 1, 2017- Did you know that Richard LeFrak, the slumlord of Gateway Plaza, is now a top advisor to President Trump?

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Two StopTrump media elites wallow in misery

Update May 10, 2017- Time Inc reported disastrous earnings numbers. Print revenue is down 21% and the Chairman left.

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LeFrak triples rent on the only church in BPC

April 11, 2017- A viewer altered us to the plight of the St. Joseph’s Chapel by the marina. It is the only

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BPTV gets results: City DOT fixes dangerous intersection by PS 276

May 1, 2017- by Steven E. Greer As a direct result of BPTV reporting and an outraged father, the City DOT has now painted crosswalk stripe at the dangerous intersection of Third Place and Battery Place.

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Time inc. up for sale

Update May 10, 2017- Time Inc reported disastrous earnings numbers. Print revenue is down 21% and the Chairman left.

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NYPD points finger at two boat tour companies for hiring the violent felons in The Battery

May 3, 2017- by Steven Greer In the wake of the serious shooting of an innocent bystander near The Battery, which was caused by a

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Vince McGowan’s son pissing people off

May 9, 2017- Former BPC parks Conservancy official Vince McGowan’s son is pissing off people. A clickbate blog reports, “Shameless actor Zach McGowan, a white dude, will portray real-life native Hawaiian

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