Category Archives: – Real estate

Westfield, operator of the Oculus WTC mall, acquired by European conglomerate

December 12, 2017- Westfield, the Australian conglomerate that operates 1,200 malls in the U.S.,

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Standard Hotel in Meatpacking District sold at reduced price to Hong Kong

December 14, 2017- The Post reports that The Standard Hotel, always plagued by financial woes,

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Construction stalls on the Greek Orthodox Church in Liberty Park

December 12, 2017- The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America seems to be having internal squabbles

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The BPCA PILOT fees are unconstitutional taxation without representation

September 23, 2017- by pro se legal scholar Steven E. Greer, MD As most Battery Park City residents know, the Battery Park City Authority taxes the residents

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A tour of the newly opened Oculus PATH station

Update May 26, 2016- The connection from the Oculus PATH station to the Fulton Street

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A tour of World Trade Center Tower 4 and Tower 7

Edit Edit date and time (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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Exclusive tour of the World Trade Center’s Tower 3

March 9, 2016

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Exclusive sneak peek inside the Oculus

6,000 people have viewed this as of June 9, 2017

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Brookfield still trying to sell Brookfield Place years later

Update December 17, 2016- DowntownExpress thinks they have an exclusive by reporting that Brookfield is

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BPCA President Shari Hyman settles embarrassing federal lawsuit before taking private sector job

Shari Hyman by husband, Dan Horwitz, who defended Bernie Madoff Update November 11, 2017- BPTV obtained via FOIA request the actual settlement amount.

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Glenn Plaskin claims credit for BPTV accomplishments at Gateway Plaza

October 2, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD Year after year, the Glenn-Plaskin-led Gateway Plaza Tenants Association (GPTA) would hold its

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BPCA President Shari Hyman leaves amidst scandal

September 15, 2017- The Tribeca Tribune reported that BPCA President Shari Hyman has left her job

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Told you so. Those pencil tower condos are not selling.

May 31, 2017-BPTV has been the only news outlet to stand up to the real estate industry and call a

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Why are your PILOT fees not going down?

October 27, 2017- by Steven E. Greer Battery Park City apartment owners pay some of the highest overall taxes in the city, yet the resale

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Allied Barton seems to be copying the PEP no-show policies

August 6, 2017- by Steven E. Greer As you recall, I got the PEP removed from BPC by exposing that they were redistributing almost all of

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Glenn Plaskin gets the hint and bows out as Gateway Plaza Tenants Association President

October 11, 2017- Likely as a result of BPTV, Mr. Plaskin has decided to not accept another term as

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Proposals to reduce the number of empty storefronts

November 20, 2017- by Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has previously reported on the large number of empty storefronts that make the

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Second Review: Fowler & Wells (now Temple Court) in the Beekman Hotel

Update August 22, 2017- NYT reviewer Pete Wells commented that Fowler & Wells was named after a racist phrenologist. Well, after the rise of white supremacist last week, Tom Colicchio,

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Another class action lawsuit against LeFrak’s Gateway Plaza

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The tenants-rights lawsuit In re Gateway Plaza Residents Litigation (New York County Supreme Court Index No. 651023/2014),

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New York is worse than one year ago

August 6, 2017- by Steven E. Greer I am going to fire my secretary. For some reason, he thought it would be a good idea to needlessly stay in

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