Category Archives: Schools

I support the Girl Scouts

March 15, 2016- by Steven E. Greer The Girl Scouts have been everywhere this year. Chris Rock even placed them front and center on

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

(6,400 real BPC residents have read this story as of April 19, 2016. 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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The new office for Offshore Sailing Class

April 5, 2016- The new Offshore Sailing office in the Mercantile Exchange building by the Irish Memorial is open.

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The egregious athletic coaching most kids receive

March 25, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD In 2005, at age 37, I got some good PGA golf lessons at Muirfield Golf Club in Ohio: Jack Nicklaus’

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Trees planted in West Thames ballfield

March 25, 2016

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Only PS 276 has kindergarten waitlist as Peck Slip school opens

March 18, 2016- by Steven Greer A local paper reports that the only school now with a waitlist to get into kindergarten is PS 276.

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Video of the “Epic Blizzard of 2016”

Update January 23, 2016 (11:00 PM)- There are now approximately 16-inches of snow on the ground (see updated video).

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Pipes burst at Stuyvesant High School

February 14, 2016- We received this email:

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Asphalt Green is failing miserably

Update January 31, 2016- There were hints at this during the BPCA Town Hall (read below, and video above). Asphalt Green is failing miserably and the Upper East Side company is treating our

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U.S. Senate now investigates rubber pellet turf fields

January 22, 2016- The U.S. Senate is now weighing in on the safety of those ubiquitous

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Turf goes down on West Thames rubber pellet field

January 16, 2016- The turf and rubber pellets are being installed.

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A plea for a crossing guard by PS 89 and Stuyvesant High School

January 21, 2016- A parent sent this email out:

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Feckless CB1 and Sheldon Silver fail to bring new schools Downtown, again

Update February 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The new City DOE Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced revisions to the old Bloomberg plan for new schools, and Downtown “aint gettin nothin”, so to speak. Despite Downtown Manhattan being one of the … Continue reading

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Exclusive: BPC Parks Conservancy electric vehicle runs over 5th grader by PS 276

Update December 18, 2015- At the December 16th Town Hall, the new head of parks addressed

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BPCA proceeds with opaque West Thames turf project

October 29, 2015- by Steven E. Greer At the October 27th BPCA meeting, the board voted to approved $1.59 Million of your tax dollars

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Retraction of “BPC teen assaulted in attempted iPhone robbery”

Update October 29, 2015- Not only did the Broadsheet publish this story without giving us credit

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Washington lawmakers are asking the EPA to weigh in on whether artificial turf fields cause cancer

October 26, 2015- NBC reports, “Washington lawmakers are asking the Environmental Protection

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Letter from viewer to the mayor about dangerous golf carts on our sidewalks

October 15, 2015- Letter from Viewer Dear Mr. Mayor: I am writing to make you aware of a dangerous situation being created by the Battery Park City

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Artificial turf fields are such a bad idea

September 9, 2015- by Steven E. Greer The local news is reporting a case of a local high school football team that suffered burn injuries

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The new Peck Slip public school in the Seaport

September 8, 2015- I coincidentally was by the new Peck Slip school and snapped this.

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