Category Archives: – City government

Pennsylvania Mayor gets 15-years in prison for rigging contracts (just like Governor Quid pro Cuomo)

October 23, 2018- by Steven E. Greer BPTV has reported extensively on the routine use of RFP contract rigging by the BPCA to drive

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

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Tip of the Week: Take the Air Train to JFK

April 30, 2018- by Steven E. Greer I had ample time today and decided to try to take the subway to JFK rather then get stuck in Brooklyn

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New BPCA board member Louis Bevilacqua seems to be an improvement

October 26, 2017- by Steven E. Greer One of the three new BPCA board members, Louis Bevilacqua, who is a senior partner at the large

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City decides to place traffic light at Rector Place and South End Ave

The dangerous intersection of West Thames and South End Ave where a light is needed September 6, 2018- It is being reported in local press that the City DOT will finally install a traffic light on

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The Netflix Late Reviewer: “16 Acres”: How the biggest lightning rod in the world was made

 September 20, 2014- by Steven E. Greer “16 Acres” is an excellent documentary that describes the politics behind the rebuilding of Ground Zero, and why it has taken so long.

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Mike Marcucci, producer of “16 Acres”

September 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We met documentary filmmaker Mike Marcucci today and he

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Dead man found in The Battery

July 27, 2018- by Steven Greer According to NYPD sources, a 62-year-old man named Robert Kennedy was found dead in a garden area

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Another dead body found floating in the Hudson River

September 8, 2018- The Post reports, “A man’s dead body was found in the Hudson River near Battery Park

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Man who raped 6-year-old girl arrested for selling bogus Statue of Liberty tickets in the Battery

July 29, 2019- The Daily News reports, “A convicted child rapist was arrested for illegally hawking Statue

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Safe crossings at Greer Pedestrian Plaza

August 2, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD After two years of work by a community effort, with the cooperation of the City DOT, extensive street safety measures were designed for South End Avenue

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West Thames and Battery Place needs a traffic light

October 10, 2013- Not shown in this still photo is the manner in which the group of children

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Two condo owners oppose child safety measures for West Thames proposed by DOT

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LiRo Group construction singled out by Comptroller Stringer

June 25, 2018- by Steven E. Greer Over the years. BPTV has reported on numerous cost overrun construction projects overseen

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Tour bus collides with car at dangerous West Thames and Battery Place intersection

July 18, 2014 (2:00 PM)- By Steven E. Greer, MD Today, at the infamous intersection of West Thames and Battery Place, where the DOT is in the process of installing safety measures,

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Downtown Connection Bus to skip stops along The Battery to dodge violent felons

August 9, 2018- From Downtown Alliance:

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Sheldon Silver unable to get a traffic light for PS 276

February 14, 2014- A blast email from Speaker Sheldon Silver’s office proudly states that his office was able to have the City DOT install a stop sign in front of PS 276, in the wake of the crossing guard being … Continue reading

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AstroTurf “Trump Resistance” meeting in Manhattan fizzles out

February 19, 2018- by Steven E. Greer I rarely read Downtown Express, but saw this story about local politicians trying to rally a Trump

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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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Exclusive: Jeff Galloway led away in handcuffs to prison

Update September 24, 2015- Jeff Galloway was released from prison on September 18th, apparently.

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