Category Archives: – Real estate

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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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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Douglas Elliman takes over for Milford Management

April 30, 2016- As we previously reported, Howard Milstein lost control of his three largest

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Margaret Chin accused of betraying community in favor of Howard Hughes real estate

July 14, 2014- The Amsterdam Market at the Seaport is over, and the founder blames City Councilwoman Margaret Chin. In a blast email, Robert LaValva wrote,

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Was the Poulakakos Group ousted from the Maritime Building Hotel project?

March 29, 2016- by Steven E. Greer A local advertising flier is reporting on the Maritime Hotel project and EDC documents that

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Exclusive: Landmark Victory for Renters: 421-g Buildings are Rent Stabilized

July 3, 2017- The New York Supreme Court rendered a landmark decision today on rent stabilization.

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The BPCA PILOT fees are unconstitutional taxation without representation

Update December 20, 2017- Governor Cuomo finally, reluctantly, signed the bill to supposedly

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Glenn Plaskin’s palatial warm apartment costs what?

(2,200 people have read this as of December 10, 2016) January 6, 2013- By Steven E. Greer We have previously reported on the ineffective leadership

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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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