Category Archives: – Real estate

City might impose vacancy tax on greedy landlords keeping empty storefronts

March 31, 2015- This is one reason people are leaving the city. In addition to congestion on the

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This real estate bubble feels worse than the one that burst in 2007

(Apartment at 200 Rector Place empty for 18-months as Milford Management tries to sell hundreds of new units) Update April 3, 2018- Bloomberg reports that the real estate market is stagnant and as bad as after the

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LeFrak hikes Gateway electric bills 700% in January

March 10, 2018- Letter to the Editor by NOYB Despite new windows and heating units, the electric bills for January across all buildings in Gateway Plaza were

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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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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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California idiosyncrasies

February 17, 2018- by Steven E. Greer I am wrapping up my trip to Monterey, California. Prior to this one, I was in Los Angeles and

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A-hole Charles Urstadt is at it again

Update January 24, 2018- Delusional old fuck Charles Urstadt now wants to fill in the Hudson

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CB1’s Anthony Notaro refuses to explain why he voted for Pier-A’s outrageous liquor license

October 16, 2014- With Pier-A stalled again, people are asking questions.

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CB1’s Anthony Notaro is a no-show for the marina rally

December 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Anthony Notary, the same deadbeat who refused to pass a CB1 resolution in support of Mike Fortenbaugh to

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Exclusive: CB1’s Anthony Notaro investigated by city’s Conflicts of Interest Board

Update June 2, 2015- The New York City Conflicts of Interest Board is now investigating

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Stuyvesant’s pool and two basketball courts cost $12.50 a month

(7,400 real BPC residents have read this story as of January 27, 2018. We inform.) Update April 19, 2016- The BPCA slashed the cost of memberships in half. A year-long pass is now approximately $15,

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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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Citigroup construction progress

December 21, 2017-

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Review: The Arlo Hotel in SoHo

December 20, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD I stayed at the Arlo Hotel in SoHo located at Canal and Hudson Streets. It opened one year ago.

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Cobie Smulders and husband Taran Killam try to sell 2 River terrace apartment

December 29, 2017- The Post reports that fired SNL cast member Taran Killam and his wife actress

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New Towers of Lower Manhattan

December 21, 2017- 56 Leonard, 101 Murray, 50 West, 1 WTC

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David Bouley continues to be a horrible businessman

Update December 20, 2017- David Bouley continues to be a terrible businessman. He closed is

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The new Target store in Tribeca is busy

September 13, 2017- Target is hiring thousands of employees. They seem to be a rare retail company doing it right.

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Who will save the parks in Battery Park City?

April 25, 2016- by Steven E. Greer After seeing the hideous artificial turf field in the West Thames area, I became sad. It’s official:

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