Category Archives: – Real estate

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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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The new BPCA administration, courtesy of Steven E. Greer

March 7, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD On March 5th, the BPCA convened a town hall meeting in 6 River Terrace. On display for the first time

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Politico lists three BPC moguls as top donors to Corrupt Cuomo

July 19, 2018- In the wake of the recent convictions for corruption of Cuomo’s top staff for rigging

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Told you so. Those pencil tower condos are not selling.

May 31, 2017-BPTV has been the only news outlet to stand up to the real estate industry and call a

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The designer of Le District gives a walking tour

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The Netflix Late Reviewer: “16 Acres”: How the biggest lightning rod in the world was made

 September 20, 2014- by Steven E. Greer “16 Acres” is an excellent documentary that describes the politics behind the rebuilding of Ground Zero, and why it has taken so long.

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Mike Marcucci, producer of “16 Acres”

September 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We met documentary filmmaker Mike Marcucci today and he

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Interview with Ed Hogan of Brookfield Properties about retail leasing strategies

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Tour bus collides with car at dangerous West Thames and Battery Place intersection

July 18, 2014 (2:00 PM)- By Steven E. Greer, MD Today, at the infamous intersection of West Thames and Battery Place, where the DOT is in the process of installing safety measures,

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My city in ruins

March 19, 2017- by Steven Greer I recently read Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography and became a fan. One of his best albums is

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Downtown Manhattan was the epicenter of the American Revolution

July 4, 2015- It is easy to forget, but most of the crucial battles and events in our Revolutionary

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