Category Archives: Hurricane Sandy

Broadsheet, absent throughout Hurricane Sandy, posts self-congratulatory letter

November 16, 2012 The publisher of the local advertising flier The Broadsheet, Robert Simko, and his employee “Pulitzer” Matt Fenton, were both silent throughout the Hurricane Sandy aftermath, publishing nothing for days on end. Therefore, we find it quite offensive … Continue reading

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Interactive map of the Sandy flooding

The NYT has this interactive map of the flooding we experienced after the storm.

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Egregious service by Verizon in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

October 31, 2012 The Verizon land line phones are still down, astonishingly. Since they use the same lines as the Fios Internet and TV, this is clearly a human error. The headquarters for Verizon is less than a mile away … Continue reading

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No mention of the HRPT amendment at September board meeting

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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No Atlantic Hurricane in August, First Time in 11 Years

August 30, 2013- Bloomberg is reporting that there has been no hurricane this month, which is a first since 2002. The reason is a massive dust storm in Africa, where the hurricanes form, with sand in the atmosphere floating all … Continue reading

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BPCA discusses spending on infrastructure for hurricane defenses

July 30, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The BPCA board met today, and for the first time hinted at how it will spend the billion dollars it will raise in new bonds this year. Plans are underway to begin … Continue reading

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Bombshell: The BPCA gives $500K to Manhattan Youth

(Center, Bob Townley who runs Manhattan Youth, From Clockwise: Former Chairman of the BPCA, Bill Thompson, Former President/CEO of the BPCA, Gayle Horwitz, BPCA senior executive Anne Fenton, Community Board 1 Chair, Katherine McVay Hughes, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Community … Continue reading

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High winds, hail, down more trees on esplanade, damaging River House

May 11, 2013- 5:00 PM- A strong stormfront brought high winds and hail to Battery Park. The trees along the esplanade, already weakened by Hurricane Sandy, could not bear the force, and three more toppled. Merchant’s River House was hit … Continue reading

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New flood zone maps favor Battery Park City

March 1, 2013 By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV was the only local news site operational and reporting updates on the status of the flooding as the Hurricane Sandy storm surge came and went, leaving BPC virtually unscathed (see video below). Many … Continue reading

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Little League and Asphalt Green opening days set

March 26, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD From the BPCA board meeting today, it was announced that the ballfield reconstruction is completing, and that opening day will be on

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North Cove Marina esplanade lights now working

March 16, 2013 A mere five months after Hurricane Sandy floods knocked out the Brookfield Property park lights along the marina esplanade, Brookfield finally got them back working. Residents were forced to endure blinding nighttime spotlights and noisy generators in … Continue reading

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Let there be turf

Update March 11, 2013 Update February 22, 2013 The BPCA has selected the contractor to replace the ballfields. It will be Applied Landscape Technologies. The BPCA website stated, “Locally, the company which is an authorized installer of AstroTurf systems, has … Continue reading

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Battery Park City CB1 meeting, February 2013

February 5, 2013 By Steven E. Greer At the monthly CB1 meeting tonight, the much anticipated updates by the BPCA on the ballfields and Asphalt Green repair projects were much ado about nothing. After somewhat of a distracting filibuster about … Continue reading

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Breaking News: BatteryPark.TV helps save the Little League season

January 18, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD As a direct result of BatteryPark.TV’s reporting that lengthy RFPs are not required before beginning the repair work on the ballfields (other sources such as the Broadsheet were incorrectly reporting on the … Continue reading

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Stone Street is open for business

January 13, 2013 All of the restaurants on Stone Street are now opened after the Hurricane Sandy outages. That includes Harry’s, Mad Dog & Beans, Beckett’s, and The Growler. Give them some business, why don’t you:

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Major development at the Seaport: ConEd power is finally on

January 12, 2013 By Steven E. Greer Yesterday, a major milestone in the post-Sandy recovery was met when the South Street Seaport had the ConEd power restored. Already, signs of life are seen in the deserted shops at ground level … Continue reading

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More landfill to be added to Battery Park and the Harbor?

The first of several commissions has returned a report to Governor Cuomo about ways to prevent future flooding from storms like Sandy. One plan in the WSJ today is to make miles of marsh and swamp south of the current … Continue reading

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After Hurricane Sandy, Insurance disputes and lawsuits

December 27, 2012 The Wall Street Journal By LESLIE SCISM And ERIK HOLM When a 5-foot surge from superstorm Sandy washed over 200 acres of low-lying parking lots at New Jersey’s Port Newark, a fleet of vehicles belonging to International … Continue reading

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Asphalt Green update

December 26, 2012 Most of the repairs for the Asphalt Green indoor facility (not the ballfields) will

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BPCA buries bad news about ballfields on a holiday Friday

Update December 22, 2012 The BPCA news section, which was the source for the story, below, has been removed since our reporting. December 21, 2012 By Steven E. Greer, MD The Dynamic Duo of the BPCA’s misinformation team, Anne Fenton … Continue reading

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