Category Archives: Battery Park City and BPCA

How Manhattan Became a Rich Ghost Town

The shuttered Payard bakery in Goldman Alley October 15, 2018- Even in the alley way of Goldman Sachs, the “rent is too damn high” Nearby Brookfield

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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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Sopranos Stories with Steve Schirripa: S1:E1

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A tour of World Trade Center Tower 4 and Tower 7

(5,000 people have viewed this as of December 30, 2015) September 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Dara McQuillan of Silverstein Properties took us

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The History of BPC by Ed Koch

(5000 people have viewed this as of July, 2017) We had the chance to interview Mr. Koch a few years ago. Ed Koch, former Mayor of New York City and former U.S. Congressman,

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Essay: Huge regions of the country no longer have local news thanks to Google

October 15, 2018- by Steven E. Greer As a direct result of the monopoly over advertising that Google has created, few businesses place ads

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Placard Abuse is Corruption; 2019 is The Year to End It

November 21, 2018- The following is an opinion piece by the anti-placard-abuse people at @placardabuse “In New York City, the people are betrayed by many conspiring groups. Dishonest drivers get away with

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Actor Steve Schirripa discusses BPC and his line of spaghetti sauces

(46,000 people have viewed this as of October 9, 2018)

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And then there were none: BPCA Chairman Dennis Mehiel ousted

June 20, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD At the June 19th BPCA board meeting, Chairman and CEO Dennis Mehiel announced that he was leaving

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Battery Park City is the most expensive zip code in the country

August 25, 2018- A real estate site posted a survey of the average rental costs per zip code. BPC topped even Tribeca and San Francisco.  

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BPCA grows tired of paying millions over many years to “repair” Asphalt Green water leak

The outdoor terrace that is leaking water onto the Asphalt Green facility November 28, 2018- BPTV has been the only source to report to report on the ongoing pork construction

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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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The BPCA’s unnecessary new office space opens in 200 Rector Place

Update November 10, 2018- The BPCA did a ribbon cutting this week. This space is nothing but a relocation of the office space for the Allied Universal Security, which already had offices on North End Avenue.

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Stop the Chop President John Dellaportas quoted in the WSJ about Amazon headquarters wanting to use helicopters

November 18, 2018- Local BPC resident John Dellaportas is quoted in the WSJ:

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Essay: Why creating BatteryPark.TV was such a stroke of genius

September 18, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD Time Magazine has been sold again (recall, Koch Brothers’ company Meredith bought it last year, promptly to break it up and sell off the assets).

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Fiery taxi crash inside Battery Tunnel

November 21, 2018- The Post reports, “Firefighters battled a yellow cab fire inside the Battery Tunnel

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Former PEP offices at 21 West Thames to operate as illegal night club

Update November 26, 2018- The police have sealed the building prohibiting any property from being removed,

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Essay: Dinesh D’Souza’s “2016: Obama’s America”

June 13, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD Dinesh D’Souza is an immigrant from India who graduated from Dartmouth and then became a

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The West Thames Street pedestrian bridge is officially a bloated Cuomo pork project

August 2, 2018- Crain’s reports, “Officials revealed last week that the West Thames Street Pedestrian Bridge,

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The first ever French-American apple pie

November 26, 2015- by Chef Steven E. Greer I had the idea quite some time ago, after enjoying a chocolate croissant at Le District, to make

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