Category Archives: – Real estate

LeFrak creates cable TV and Internet monopoly at Gateway Plaza

Junes 1, 2015- A viewer sent us a letter they dug up while investigating LeFrak. It seems that

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A room with a view (LeFrak installs new windows)

December 13, 2016- LeFrak is finally installing new windows.

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Glenn Plaskin sued for intimidating plaintiffs in class action filed against LeFrak’s Gateway Plaza

September 27, 2016- A class action was filed against Gateway plaza for breaching the warrant of habitability.

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NY Post covers BatteryPark.TV story about the FEMA investigation into BPCA

November 10, 2013- The NY Post picked up our story about the odd decision by the BPCA to remove sandbags and intentionally allow pier A to flood

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A new land lease deal for BPC is weeks away

Update February 18, 2019- BPTV finally watched the video of the January 29 BPCA meeting.

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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

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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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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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This is why I moved out of New York

December 23, 2018- The Post reports, “New York City’s shrinking middle class is now in full retreat,

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BPCA President Shari Hyman leaves amidst scandal

September 15, 2017- The Tribeca Tribune reported that BPCA President Shari Hyman has left her job

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Those floating ferryboat billboards

January 8, 2019- Those floating

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More bad reporting by the Broadsheet

January 8, 2019- The CB1 schmucks are opposing the absurd idea by Governor Cuomo to place a memorial

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Nobletree Coffee in Oculus

April 12, 2017- This “serious coffee” shop is out of the way. It is not in the main Oculus by the Apple store, but rather

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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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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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The perverse story behind those city bike lanes all over

January 17, 2019- by Steven E. Greer Whoopi Goldberg is making news for criticizing Mayor de Blasio for installing bike lanes that greatly

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LiRo Group construction singled out by Comptroller Stringer

June 25, 2018- by Steven E. Greer Over the years. BPTV has reported on numerous cost overrun construction projects overseen

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Justin Timberlake Takes Loss on Sale of SoHo Penthouse

January 4, 2019- Variety reports that Justin Timberlake sold his SoHo apartment at a loss from

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The Port Authority Will Salvage the Corruption-Plagued Greek Orthodox Church in Liberty Park

Update December 23, 2018- The Port Authority will salvage the corruption-plagued Greek

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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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