Category Archives: Battery Park City and BPCA

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

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NYT covers the violence in The Battery

May 29, 2017- The NYT published an extensive article on the criminals and companies that employ

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Two hot dog cart vendors pummel each other

May 29, 2017- The Post reports that two parasitic food cart vendors

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Review: The Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Shop in Brookfield

March 20, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD I finally stopped by the newly opened Saks Men’s Shop above P.J. Clarke’s. I buy Armani suits from Saks,

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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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This is what the Lower Manhattan skyline will look like soon

June 616, 2016- All of those pencil-tower properties under construction now will be transforming the

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Gangs of black teens menace all-white BPC

Teens on the young kid’s basketball court by West Thames Update April 4, 2017- A local dog walker with a blog reports that someone told him (i.e. this is third-hand info, folks)

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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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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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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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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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Exclusive: Former BPCA chief legal counsel Seema Singh placed in MTA job

April 14, 2017- BP.TV previously reported on an investigation by the New York Appellate Division disciplinary committee on then chief counsel of the BPCA Seema Singh. It stemmed

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Letter: BPCA employees create unnecessary noise in Rockefeller Park every morning

April 22, 2017- Dear Editor, Rockefeller Park is supposed to be an oasis of calm and mostly it is — except for 8 a.m. in the morning.

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Letter: Battery Place and Third Place is dangerous intersection for school kids

April 27, 2017- From a viewer Hi, A couple of weeks ago, the intersection of Battery Place and Third Place was changed to a four-way

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