Category Archives: Battery Park City and BPCA

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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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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Brookfield Place anchor store Saks Fifth Avenue to close

December 18, 2018- As BPTV has predicted for years, Brookfield Place is failing miserably.

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Former BPCA board member Fernando Mateo to have state liquor license revoked at La Marina

Far Right: Fernando Mateo, next to current board member Martha Gallo and ousted CFO Robert Serpico December 11, 2018- The Post reports that former BPCA board member under the Mehiel administration,

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Is it legal for the BPCA to “deputize” a private security guard to make arrests?

January 22, 2018- by Steven E. Greer At the January CB1 meeting, BPCA spokesperson Nick Sbordone announced that the BPCA planned to

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Zelda the mythical turkey exemplifies the sad state of newspapers today

October 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Today, the once prestigious New York Times published

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Pit bull attacks dozens of kids at a school

November 21, 2018- Relating to the drug dealers who own pit bulls, The Post reports, “Fifteen

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Essay: The BPCA PILOT fees are unconstitutional taxation without representation

Update December 20, 2017- Governor Cuomo finally, reluctantly, signed the bill to supposedly

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Review: The new El Vez cheeseburger is the best one Downtown

November 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Without consulting me first, El Vez expanded

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Essay: Quid pro Cuomo: Governor Cuomo appoints only BPCA board members who donate millions to him

February 25, 2018- The NYT reports, “To tally the donations that Mr. Cuomo has received

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