Category Archives: – State Government

HRPT installs lights after BatteryPark.TV reporting

October 1, 2013– By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV previously reported on hotspots of crime within the HRPT strip of parks created by poor

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Without community input, BPCA allows radiation beaming cell tower to go up

Update October 31, 2017- Downtown Express reports that parents are upset over a cell tower installed

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BPCA’s Dennis Mehiel thinks that the residents of Battery Park like him

September 26, 2017- The BPCA convened a board meeting today. Before any business was conducted,

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Is Catherine McVay Hughes competent to be on the BPCA board?

August 24, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD Catherine McVay Hughes abruptly resigned as Chair of CB1 after Sheldon Silver was convicted of corruption.

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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 sound of crickets after the BPCA’s president Shari Hyman is praised

April 13, 2016- By Steven E. Greer Watch the audience stay silent after T. Fleischer praises the BPCA president, Shari Hyman,

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How Glenn Plaskin schemes to keep his rent stabilized apartment whilst others lose protections

September 29, 2017- by Steven E. Greer BPTV has previously reported on the cronyism that has corrupted the Gateway Plaza Tenants Association resulting in owner

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NY Post covers the Cuomo appointment of three outsiders to the BPCA board

July 8, 2017- The Post writes, “No one on Battery Park City’s governing board actually lives in the pricey

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Ex-Margaret Chin campaign manager embroiled in election fraud suit

May 22, 2016- Letter to the Editor by Jonathan Chan On Page 9, paragraph # 24, of the New York Supreme Court complaint accusing Gigi Li of fraud, “Yuan Yang”

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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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City Council candidate Aaron Foldenauer gives the BPCA an earful

The three new BPCA board members, far right, as City Council candidate Aaron Foldenauer speaks August 15, 2017- by Steven E. Greer City Council candidate Aaron Foldenauer attended the BPCA board meeting and spoke during the

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NYPD 9/11 bagpipe parade 2007

Over 172,000 views and counting

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BPCA intentionally allowed Pier A to flood, collects FEMA money

October 28, 2013- By Steven E. Greer During the

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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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Brookfield’s security company, Mulligan, takes over patrols of North Cove Marina

August 6, 2017- I walked the parks today and did not see a single Allied Barton “ambassador”

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The fancy subway entrance by Four Seasons

August 5, 2017- When you are Larry Silverstein, you get special subway entrances.

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Don’t F with Greer

August 9, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD As viewers know, I have been the lead gardener in the public garden space on Albany Street.

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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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Dan Squadron resigns from State Senate

August 9, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD Yesterday, I was walking across City Hall Park and literally bumped into Dan Squadron. I told him

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The state of Pier-A

August 6, 2017- After a CB1 member complained a couple of years ago that public space by Pier-A was

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