Category Archives: – Downtown oversight

Essay: How Google accidentally invented surveillance capitalism

March 24, 2019- by Steven E. Greer I read a few more pages of Surveillance Capitalism (it will be a tough slog to finish this). As most people

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Essay: Everything you say can and will be used against you

November 10, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD I keep telling people that “smart home” devices, such as Amazon’s Alexa, record everything you

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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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Another bad Asian restaurant coming to BPC

February 15, 2019- The Asian restaurants by South Cove have changed hands so many times that BPTV has lost track.

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Large Ponte family project on Greenwich and Desbrosses files for bankruptcy

March 18, 2019- TribecaCitizen reports,

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A-hole Charles Urstadt is at it again

Update April 5, 2019- The A-hole is at it again. He has a Crain’s Op-Ed about his idea to fill in

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Review: Amazon’s limited series: The Giant Beast That Is The Global Economy

February 26, 2019- by Steven E. Greer As I have mentioned before, the vast majority of original content coming from Amazon or Netflix is

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Mayor de Blasio’s New York: NYPD cop in cruiser rams car in road rage

April 1, 2019

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

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Former head counsel for the BPCA, Alix Pustilnik, sues for wrongful termination

November 3, 2018- by Steven E. Greer Oh, the irony. Former General Counsel for the BPCA, Alix Pustilnik,

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Essay: 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,

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Essay: 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

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Essay: Citizens need to fight back against corrupt port authorities

January 11, 2019- by Steven E. Greer I went to book a Hertz at the Phoenix airport. They charge $100 in airports taxes and other surcharge

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Exclusive: Some New York City Civil Court judges are so corrupt that they have thugs retaliate against whistle-blowers

December 6, 2018- by Steven E. Greer Nearly three-years ago, in January of 2015, BPTV reported on an egregious case of placard abuse.

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Exclusive: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ignored complaints about a sexual predator on par with Harvey Weinstein

Update May 8, 2018- Now, Gillibrand friend Eric Schneiderman has abruptly resigned from his New York

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Restaurants need to stop paying ransom to crooked gas, electric, fire, and plumbing inspectors

December 22, 2018- by Steven E. Greer I watched a Netflix show about the seven days of frantic preparation before the 3-Michelin-star

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Essay: TechLash hits the Propagandists

July 28, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD During the 2018 Davos World Economic Forum, a new concept and term emerged called “TechLash”

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Another allegation that Senator Gillibrand ignores sexual harassment complaints

March 11, 2019- Steven E. Greer BPTV first

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Essay: Mayor de Blasio’s 2020 campaign slogan: “Do the crime and do no time.”

February 14, 2019- by Steven E. Greer The new TribecaCitizen is run by a lady who can actually write original stories. She has a good article summarizing

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Mayor de Blasio’s NYC: Violent crime now common in Tribeca

February 24, 2019- The lady who now runs the Tribeca Citizen reports that she was the victim of

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