Category Archives: – State Government

BPCA’s Martha Gallo educates the commoners of BPC

May 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD On May 6th, 2014, the BPCA board convened. The Parks Conservancy finances were discussed. BPCA Board member Martha Gallo patronizingly educated the “residents of BPC”, we commoners, about what we are and … Continue reading

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Op-Ed, Parks | 1 Comment

Proof that the BPCA is nothing but a way to generate pork project construction jobs for Governor Cuomo’s cronies

March 22, 2017- by Steven E. Greer Recall, many years ago, when BPTV reported on the failed attempt to heat the BPC Parks Conservancy

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

March 27, 2017- The BPCA’s Chairman and CEO, Dennis Mehiel, recently boasted at the board meeting how their bonds

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - City government, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Politics, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime | Leave a comment

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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Chef Paul Gerard sues partners in Belle Reve for mismanagement

Chef Paul Gerard, Plaintiff March 10, 2017- by Steven E. Greer The Post reports on a lawsuit filed by Paul Gerard, the former chef and partner of Tribeca’s Belle Reve restaurant and bar.

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - State Government, American, Bar, Lounge, Lawyers, Restaurants, TriBeCa | Leave a comment

Brookfield still trying to sell Brookfield Place years later

Update December 17, 2016- DowntownExpress thinks they have an exclusive by reporting that Brookfield is

Posted in - Brookfield Place, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Sailing/Yachting | Leave a comment

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

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Doctor at 200 Chambers is not board certified in Internal or Emergency Medicine

February 28, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has received many complaints about the service

Posted in - State Government, Child care, Doctors, Dentists, Featured Residents, Health and lifestyle | 1 Comment

BPCA meeting today indicates they might have violated RFP contract law

January 26, 2017- On the agenda for the BPCA board meeting today, it lists as a topic “Authorization to

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Gripes | 1 Comment

Governor Cuomo’s MTA needs to be killed

January 2, 2017- by Steven E. Greer The national media’s New-York-Centricities were on full display as they gave national attention to an insignificant extension

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Politics, - State Government, -- In the News, Gripes, Op-Ed | 2 Comments

BPCA hires new CFO

January 11, 2017- The subject of two federal lawsuits and other federal complaints over sexual harassment,

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People who need to go away in 2017

December 16, 2016- by Steven E. Greer The following people need to go away in 2017: literally or metaphorically.

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Politics, - State Government, -- In the News, Op-Ed | 1 Comment

Ed Koch: Indian Point nuclear plant should be closed

Update January 9, 2017- Governor Cuomo confirmed that an agreement has been struck to close Indian Point by 2021. 

Posted in - State Government, Videos | 1 Comment

Did the BPCA rig the contract to redesign South End Avenue?

Update July 25, 2016- There is a town hall meeting tonight at 6 River Terrace to discuss the plans to renovate South End

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - Politics, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Dangerous West Thames and South End Ave crossings, Decline of our parks, Gripes, Lawyers, Parks | Leave a comment

Public comment at BPCA board meetings? Not so fast.

Update December 7, 2016- Today was the first BPCA board meeting since the decision to allow heavily

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BPCA refuses to explain why it told DOT to cancel street safety measures

May 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD For most of the year 2013, numerous members of the community, including Community Board 1, held several meetings and walking tours with the city DOT, and came up with specific plans to … Continue reading

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Dangerous West Thames and South End Ave crossings | 8 Comments

Dennis Mehiel’s BPCA further exploits North Cove Marina

November 6. 2016- The one-percenters are getting a big lifeline, literally, from BPCA Chairman

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Get to know your rights granted by The Constitution

May 30, 2016- by pro se litigant Steven E. Greer, MD Now that I am a federal plaintiff and pro se litigator, with a viable case asserting my First Amendment rights,

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Politics, - State Government, Crime, Lawyers, Op-Ed | 1 Comment

BPTV’s holiday gifts to you all

December 22, 2016- Once Mayor de Blasio is indicted, and he will be, the only remaining state or city official whom BPTV has

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - NYPD First Precinct, - Politics, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Gripes, Op-Ed | 2 Comments

BPCA long-time CFO, Robert Serpico, leaving

Update December 7, 2016- Today was BPCA CFO Robert Serpico’s last public board meeting.

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Politics, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA | 1 Comment