Category Archives: – State Government

City Council’s Margaret Chin tries to skirt term limit laws and run for third term

June 23, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD Sheldon Silver protégé Margaret Chin is running for a third term on City Council. There is only one problem:

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Update on Irish Memorial repairs

Update June 23, 2017- People who live next to the Irish Memorial seem to think that the construction has stalled.

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Squadron Passes Bill to Ensure BPCA Board Be Composed of Some Local BPC Residents

June 21, 2017- Press release NEW YORK – TODAY, State Senator Daniel Squadron released the following statement following

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Squadron Votes to Reject Two Non-Resident Appointments to the BPCA

June 21, 2017- Press release Sen. Urges Local Resident Representation in Local Governance ALBANY – State Senator Daniel Squadron spoke on the Senate Floor (video) on the urgent need for local

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The History of BPC by Ed Koch

We had the chance to interview Mr. Koch a few years ago. Ed Koch, former Mayor of New York City and former U.S. Congressman,

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The BPCA ranks shrink

Update April 6, 2017- Martha Gallo “resigned” from the board. The ranks get smaller.

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Cuomo appoints three cronies to the board of the BPCA

New BPCA board member George Tsunis, far right June 16, 2017- Governor Cuomo seems to not give a

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Dennis Mehiel is the unwanted guest who doesn’t know when to leave the party

Update June 16, 2017- The governor appointed three new board members, but once again failed

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Exclusive: Was BPCA’s new CFO fired for being “erratic”?

June 3, 2017- by Steven E. Greer After BPTV’s federal lawsuit led to the ouster of the long-time CFO of the BPCA, Robert Serpico,

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Told you so: Martha Gallo “resigns” from BPCA board

April 6, 2017- by Steven E. Greer BP.TV has been the only source to report on BPCA board member Martha Gallo’s career problems and

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Diagrams of the plans to redesign Wagner Park

March 22, 2017- From the BPCA town hall tonight, these are the latest plans to redesign Wagner Park to make it flood-proof.

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Tip of the Week: Ed Koch explains how to deal with “Crazies” in NYC politics

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Dennis Mehiel’s BPCA allows mega-yacht owner to steal public park space?

May 7, 2017- A viewer sent us this photo. The IGY marina company, which is owned by a close friend of

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$4 Billion Oculus is leaking like a sieve during this rain

May 5, 2017- The Post reports, “The city’s $4 billion Oculus train station is no match for a rain storm —

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Bill requiring locals to be on BPCA board passes state assembly

May 5, 2017- Patch reports, “A bill (by Dan Squadron) that would require a local government agency in Battery Park City to be made primarily of neighborhood residents has come one

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BPCA board approves construction for unnecessary “office space” in 200 Rector Place

March 22, 2017- by Steven E. Greer Recall, during the January BPCA board meet, a bit of kabuki theater played out when the Chairman/CEO

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This is why our federal First Amendment case is so important

May 10, 2017- by Steven E. Greer As viewers know, BPTV is proceeding in federal court toward trial against the BPCA for violating our First Amendment

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Look for party boats to dock at Pier-A soon

Picture of a ferry boat that crashed into the slip by the Irish Memorial May 11, 2017- by Steven Greer BPTV has reported over the years on the numerous attempts by the ferry boat and tour boat industry

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Vince McGowan’s son pissing people off

May 9, 2017- Former BPC parks Conservancy official Vince McGowan’s son is pissing off people. A clickbate blog reports, “Shameless actor Zach McGowan, a white dude, will portray real-life native Hawaiian

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Exclusive: Former BPCA chief legal counsel Seema Singh placed in MTA job

April 14, 2017- BP.TV previously reported on an investigation by the New York Appellate Division disciplinary committee on then chief counsel of the BPCA Seema Singh. It stemmed

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