Category Archives: – State Government

Did the Supreme Court just throw Shelly Silver a get-out-of-jail-for-free card?

June 27, 2016- by Steven E. Greer In a major setback to federal prosecutors, such as Preet Bharara, the Supreme Court just ruled that

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$400,000 salary executives of 9/11 Memorial are charging $24 admission

Update June 23, 2016- Joe Daniels, one the people making $400,000 to run the 9/11 Memorial, has been ousted.

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - State Government, Art and Museums, Gripes, Op-Ed, Outdoor events, Parks, World Trade Center | 5 Comments

Federal court refuses to dismiss lawsuit by Kirk Swanson against the BPCA

June 8, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD The federal lawsuit against the BPCA, brought by former BPCA executive Kirk Swanson, passed

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Cuomo suddenly cares about sexual offenses on the subway after one NY Post story

June 22, 2016- The Gothamist website makes a good point. Governor Cuomo was suddenly in the news, with photo-ops on the subway, demanding that the MTA do more about

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West Thames Park has been turned into an urban slummy scene

June 23, 2016- by Steven E. Greer I was walking by the West Thames Park, and not only is the new ballfield fencing slapped up in an

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Which is more costly to build?: The new Panama Canal or the Oculus PATH station?

June 22, 2016- When I read this NYT article on the new Panama canal going in, I was astonished to see

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Another news-making car accident at Chambers and West Streets

Memorial of flowers at Chambers and West Streets for the woman on a bike who was run over and killed one week ago June 20, 2016- Yesterday, a madman stole a yellow taxi, took it for an hour-long joyride, then … Continue reading

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The worst pizza joint endorses Rajkumar

Update June 18, 2016- As they did in 2013, below, Picasso is helping out Rajkumar again.

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Gateway Plaza resident complains about Jenifer Rajkumar’s campaign thugs pounding on apartment doors

June 17, 2016- Jenifer Rajkumar lives in Gateway plaza and is making a vain attempt to become

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John Fratta gets his buddies to “protest” BatteryPark.TV

Louis Gallo June 16, 2016- by Steven E. Greer John Fratta is a local resident and former CB1 member who thinks he is somehow the voice for Italian

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Abuse of Port Authority Police placards

June 14, 2016

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Local electeds again demand change at the BPCA

June 10, 2016- Press release

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Exclusive: New York Court Disciplinary Committee to investigate BPCA lawyers Shari Hyman and Seema Singh

June 10, 2016- by Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported how a federal judge found allegations of violating city, state, and federal

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Shoddy construction of the West Thames cancer turf field

Update June 12, 2016- This new artificial turf field and surrounding fence are already looking old and dirty.

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Dangerous West Thames and South End Ave crossings, Decline of our parks, Doctors, Dentists, Gripes, Health and lifestyle, Op-Ed, Parks, Schools, Sports and fitness | 1 Comment

Exclusive: Are the BPCA bonds risky junk with AAA ratings?

May 10, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD First, BatteryPark.TV heard this from a man involved in various waterfront properties of the state.

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Federal judge paints BPCA lawyer Seema Singh as a law breaker

June 9, 2016- In the recent decision by federal judge J. Paul Oetken, in the Swanson v BPCA case, it makes one

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BPCA secretly adds a whole new security guard company to patrol BPC

June 6, 2016- City Safe, an entirely new, independent from AlliedBarton, security force has

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BPCA is looking to hire Director of Horticulture

June 8, 2016- With the departure of top parks staff, and the complete shuttering of the BPC Parks Conservancy, we were left wondering whether the BPCA planned to let the parks fall into disrepair. This news is somewhat encouraging. They … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders either outright defeated, or essentially tied, Hillary in every one of the 6 states last night except for super-corrupt New Jersey

June 8, 2016- Bernie Sanders either outright defeated, or essentially tied, Hillary in every one of the

Posted in - Federal government, - Politics, - State Government, Op-Ed | 4 Comments

BatteryPark.TV wins in federal court the right to attend BPCA board meetings

Update May 24, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV filed in federal court for a restraining order against the BPCA (Greer v Mehiel, et al: Case No. 15-cv-6119).

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