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Tear down the Rector Street bridge

Update December 1, 2015- The BPCA today announced that the Rector Street Bridge will indeed

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BPC curmudgeon afraid of change wants the hideous Rector Street bridge to stay up

August 8, 2019- by Steven E. Greer The Rector Street bridge was always built as a temporary remedy after the 9/11 attacks. It was hideous

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Letter to the Editor: The Rector Street Bridge should come down, and don’t build another one!

April 13, 2014- By Gerald Hanweck Dear Editor, Right on! And don’t build the new one, either. It’s a waste of money.

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BPCA scraps plans to tear down ugly Rector Street “temporary” bridge

November 3, 2016- At the CB1 meeting, the BPCA announced that they would scrap plans to tear down

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West Thames pedestrian bridge spans finally being installed at over-budget price

May 30, 2019- Patch.com reports, “A long-awaited pedestrian bridge connecting the Financial

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Construction on West Thames Bridge pork project stalls, as predicted

Update April 29, 2018- As everyone saw coming a mile away, the West Thames Bridge is a stalled, over-budget,

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Rendering of plans for 50 West plaza across from Rector Place

Update October 23, 2016- This is what the plaza is really looking like.

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Exclusive: West Thames Bridge will now cost $45 Million and counting

June 30, 2016- by Steven E. Greer Without an ounce of this being mentioned during BPCA board meetings, the cost of the already-too-expensive

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West Thames bridge construction to begin in “early 2016”

November 16, 2015- The LMDC approved the $17.2 Million, which is in addition to the $8 Million

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Progress: Another 9/11 bridge comes down

June 11, 2015- The Vesey Street temporary bridge came down recently, greatly improving the looks of the area.

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Teens dealing narcotics on Rector pedestrian bridge

April 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer This afternoon, a local couple (man, woman) who live on Rector Place approached NYPD officers dealing with a traffic matter to inform them of crime they had observed. According to the woman, she … Continue reading

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Exclusive: BPCA now owns Pataki Highway south of Chambers Street

November 14, 2013- Governor Cuomo finally signed A8031. The Villager reports, “On the same day that around 200 Lower West Side residents gathered to discuss their fears about a bill that would allow the transfer and sale of Hudson River … Continue reading

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Vesey Street pedestrian bridge coming down

November 23, 2013- Almost down November 17, 2013- Maybe they can moves this bridge down to rector and save $30 Million that they plan to waste on Sheldon Silver’s bridge.

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BPCA shows no enthusiasm for West Thames bridge

Update June 18, 2013- By Steven Greer The BPCA met today. The West Thames bridge was downplayed once again by the BPCA, with Chairman Mehiel only saying, “Nothing new to report….we’ll see how that goes” May 24, 2013– By Steven … Continue reading

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CB1’s Jeff Galloway meets in secret with city official about West Thames Bridge

Updated June 6, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD At the June 4 meeting of the BPC subcommittee of the Manhattan Community Board 1 (CB1), Matt Best of the Office of Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, presented the first specific … Continue reading

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Steven E Greer quoted in Wall Street Journal about Facebook privacy violations

Steven Greer, Editor of BatteryPark.TV, is quoted in this WSJ article Facebook ‘Unfair’ on Privacy November 30, 2011 By SHAYNDI RAICE And JULIA ANGWIN The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that Facebook agreed to settle charges that it misled users … Continue reading

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Still nobody in charge of CB1

January 2, 2018- It seems that the CB1 is in disarray like the BPCA, lacking leadership. The District

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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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Complaints about dogs in dog-free grass parks

Update July 22, 2014- This was spotted today. She is likely from FiDi using the lawn as her personal dog sewer.

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More crime on West Thames Park as PEP refuse to patrol

June 26, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Coming just one day after our story on the PEP refusing to patrol the West Thames Park (and all of the land along the West Side Highway), a local blog has reported … Continue reading

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