Category Archives: Parks

Irish Memorial closed for “repairs”

August 11, 2016- by Steven E. Greer The BPCA has closed the Irish Memorial and surrounded it with a hideous fence, ostensibly for “repairs”.

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Former jewel of NYC parks, BPC Parks are now neglected beds of weeds

Update June 19, 2016- We added some “Before” photos at the bottom.

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BPCA secretly adds a whole new security guard company to patrol BPC

June 6, 2016- City Safe, an entirely new, independent from AlliedBarton, security force has

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Did the BPCA rig the contract to redesign South End Avenue?

Update July 25, 2016- There is a town hall meeting tonight at 6 River Terrace to discuss the plans to renovate South End

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BPC Parks misleading the public on National PBS

August 6, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD I am sitting here in Ohio flipping through the channels and came across PBS. It was the Battery Park

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BPC needs a BREXIT-like exit

Update June 24, 2016- BREXIT supporters won and the UK will leave the EU, likely triggering other

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More beach fun under the sun

June 25, 2016- These photos were taken at Tod’s Point in Old Greenwich.

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People are asking, “Where did all the AlliedBarton Ambassadors go?”

July 8, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I am not the only one who has noticed that all of those bright-green-shirted AlliedBarton Ambassadors,

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Woman on bike hit and killed by SUV at West Side Highway and Chambers Street

Update July 14, 2016- Downtown Express has a photo of the woman killed on her bike last month.

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The Roots and Drive-By Truckers to play the esplanade July 12, 13

July 8, 2016

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New trees on Vesey Street live after all

Update July 8, 2016- I am happy to be wrong here. The locust trees have lived through the

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Images of the new elevated Liberty Park

June 30, 2016- This is much smaller than the High Line and will serve as just a passage way for people to get

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Sounds from nature

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Images from the Swedish Midsummer Festival 2016

June 24, 2016

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The Battery great lawn finally opens

Update June 25, 2016- The lawn will open tomorrow, finally, more than a year after it was re-sodded.

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Images from the 2015 Swedish Midsummer festival

June 19, 2015- Click on the images for best full-screen experience

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$400,000 salary executives of 9/11 Memorial are charging $24 admission

Update June 23, 2016- Joe Daniels, one the people making $400,000 to run the 9/11 Memorial, has been ousted.

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West Thames Park has been turned into an urban slummy scene

June 23, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I was walking by the West Thames Park, and not only is the new ballfield fencing slapped up in an

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Today is Summer Solstice

June 20, 2016- Today is the longest day of the year, in terms of sunlight. It is called Summer or June Solstice.

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Shoddy construction of the West Thames cancer turf field

Update June 12, 2016- This new artificial turf field and surrounding fence are already looking old and dirty.

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