Category Archives: – Real estate

Stuyvesant’s pool and two basketball courts cost $12.50 a month

(8,000 real BPC residents have read this story as of December 13, 2018. We inform.) Update April 19, 2016- The BPCA slashed the cost of memberships in half. A year-long pass is now approximately $15,

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What is considered a “good” apartment building in New York?

December 9, 2018- I have been saying this for years. These new pencil-towers are unsightly

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Exclusive tour of the Four Seasons at 30 Park Place

(4,200 people have viewed this as of May 21, 2016) Update May 21, 2016- With this building close to opening, it is a good time to re-post it.

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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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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 tour of the World Trade Center’s Tower 3

Edit Edit date and time March 9, 2016

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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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Exclusive sneak peek inside the Oculus

6,000 people have viewed this as of June 9, 2017

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A tour of the newly opened Oculus PATH station

Update May 26, 2016- The connection from the Oculus PATH station to the Fulton Street

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PS 150 in Tribeca to be evicted because landlord will not renew lease

Update December 7, 2018- The school will be allowed to stay for a couple of more years until the

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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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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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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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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: 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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Amazon moves into Brookfield Place, signaling the end

October 23, 2018- by Steven E. Greer BPTV has been the first to report on the demise of “Luxury” Brookfield Place. When the period of five

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Essay: California idiosyncrasies

February 17, 2018- by Steven E. Greer I am wrapping up my trip to Monterey, California. Prior to this one, I was in Los Angeles and

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Essay: Sheer negligence allowed terrorist truck attack on Lower Manhattan

Update January 29, 2018- I told you so. We Inform. Victims of the Halloween ISIS attack are suing the city for negligence.

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Former Ritz-Carlton hotel sold again

October 4, 2018- RealDeal reports: “Los Angeles-based firm Urban Commons has acquired the hotel portion of the Wagner at the Battery.

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Essay: This real estate bubble feels worse than the one that burst in 2007

(Apartment at 200 Rector Place empty for 18-months as Milford Management tries to sell hundreds of new units) Update April 3, 2018- Bloomberg reports that the real estate market is stagnant and as bad as after the

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