Category Archives: – Real estate

Court denies motion for restraining order against Glen Plaskin

Update January 15, 2017- On January 10th, more testimony was heard, and the judge ultimately denied the plaintiffs’

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BPC residents oppose BPCA plans to change Wagner Park

December 20, 2016- A local flier reports that BPC residents oppose BPCA’s plans to change quaint

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Residential tower on Greenwich no longer to be taller than Freedom Tower

(Left: renderings from 2014, Right: new plans) Update January 6, 2017- The tower will be 15-floors lower, but wider in footprint, according to new plans released by Rafael Vinoly.

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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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Public comment at BPCA board meetings? Not so fast.

Update December 7, 2016- Today was the first BPCA board meeting since the decision to allow heavily

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New York Dolls staying put after all

Update December 20, 2016- The Post reports that the club owners purchased the building,

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Review: The Beekman Hotel lounge in City Hall

October 27, 2016- by Steven E. Greer City Hall has been a no-man’s land for decades, with few places of any quality to go for lawyers and

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Review: Wolfgang Puck’s Cut at The Four Seasons Hotel Downtown

Update December 20, 2016- Pete Wells of the New York Times has a bizarre review of Cut. He loved the

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A room with a view (LeFrak installs new windows)

December 13, 2016- LeFrak is finally installing new windows.

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This is no joke: Homeless-aid organization made homeless by high rents

Video of an organization similar to the one ousted from SoHo December 22, 2016- DNAinfo reports, “ACE, the long-running organization that employs homeless men and

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City Council bill proposes to limit time that building scaffolding can stay in place

December 7, 2016- BatteryPark.TV was the first news source to cover the scams behind the permanent sidewalk

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How does a millionaire like Jeff Galloway enjoy rent-subsidized apartments in Gateway?

(4000 people have read this as of December 10, 2016) Update March 11, 2016- New York State Comptroller DiNapoli is going after wealthy people who

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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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BPCA blows $180,000 on ballfield cameras that should cost $3,000

December 6, 2016- The BPCA is proud to announce that it spent $180,000 on security cameras for the ballfields.

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The Port Authority screws up Christmas

December 2, 2016- The Post reports that the Port Authority has failed to install Christmas

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Robert Douglass, creator of BPC and the WTC, dies

December 8, 2016- Robert Douglass, instrumental in the creation of Battery Park City and the World Trade Centers,

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Trump Tower security

November 18, 2016

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Transfer of Pier 40 air rights proceeds

Update December 6, 2016- Crain’s reports this deal was approved.

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BPCA meeting tonight to discuss new esplanade bike rules

December 5, 2015- At 5:30 tonight, on the 24th floor of the BPCA office in 1 WFC, a committee

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The Fed’s intentional real estate bubble is killing off restaurants in New York City

(Huge chicken parm at Bobby Van’s Midtown) October 26, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD I ate lunch at the Bobby Van’s in Midtown and was chatting with the senior manager, Danny.

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