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West Thames grass field neglected again

May 4, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Once again, the geniuses who work in the parks department of the BPCA managed by Tessa Huxley (more…)

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West Thames Park grass field not opened, committee decides usage rules

Update: August 2, 2011 In what exemplifies the disconnect between the bureaucrats governing lower Manhattan and the (more…)

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Bombshell: Parks Conservancy still not agreeing to assume control of the West Thames grass field

July 5, 2011 The Battery Park Community Board met tonight to discuss how the newly-sodded grass field in (more…)

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Kids love real grass fields

Update April 22, 2015- The field opened up, finally, and the kids love it. Their parents should (more…)

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Shari Hyman of the BPCA wants to destroy the West Thames grass field

January 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer As a result of the inadequate agronomy skills possessed by BPC Parks Conservancy leader Tessa Huxley and her (more…)

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Soccer mom destroys other half of West Thames grass field

October 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The West Thames grass field was out of service for most of the year as the parks staff fenced it off to re-seed the lawn. Kids playing organized soccer destroyed the grass. (more…)

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PEP refuse to enforce West Thames grass field rules, leading to destruction of grass

June 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer The BPCA is still refusing to acknowledge that the strip of land along the West Side Highway is now BPCA responsibility, per (more…)

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New drainage to West Thames grass field might be working

May 28, 2013- The newly installed drainage to the West Thames grass field might be working as designed. The recent several days of rain would have, in the past prior to the drainage, caused the field to have standing water. … Continue reading

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West Thames grass field gets drainage installed

December 28, 2012 By Steven E. Greer Over the summer, BatteryPark.TV noticed that modest amounts of rain were causing the West Thames grass field to become waterlogged. We met with the head of the parks conservancy maintenance and learned that … Continue reading

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The grass field is a big success so far

August 10, 2012 By Steven Greer The West Thames Park grass field is a smashing success this year and is being used properly by the children and adults. After two years of disgraceful neglect caused by a feud between the … Continue reading

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The grass field used as intended

April 28, 2012 In the first two years of the new West Thames Park grass field, the BPCA did not take ownership of it and the field was ruined by adults in cleated shoes playing organized soccer. This year, so … Continue reading

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The West Thames grass field is closed for the season

November 7, 2011 After numerous stories in the local press observing that the expensive newly sodded West Thames Tire Swing Park grass field was becoming trampled to death once again, the Parks Conservancy headed by Tess Huxley finally closed the … Continue reading

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Community Board 1 discusses NY Waterway ferry boat pollution and the grass field

September 27, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD The monthly joint meeting of all of the divisions of Community Board 1 met tonight. NY State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver made an appearance to invite people to join him in a tour … Continue reading

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The people have spoken: No organized sports on the grass field

Update September 28, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD The Parks Conservancy is now aerating the field and placing barrier fences to rest trampled areas of the lawn.   Update: September 16, 2011 Since our notes from September 14, a coach … Continue reading

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Bureaucrats shamed into a grass field deal

Update: August 15, 2011 The fence was removed and the field is now opened for public use. August 12, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD Well, after having our friends at Pix11 TV news and The NY Post begin stories on … Continue reading

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Grass field opening delayed

July 12, 2011 BatteryPark.TV has learned that the DOT will delay the opening of the West Thames grass lawn. It was scheduled to be open next week on July 22, but due to the Battery  Park Conservancy still refusing to … Continue reading

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Should organized sports be allowed on the new West Thames grass field?

June 3, 2011 Please complete this brief survey expressing your opinion on how the grass field should be used. Please click here to take the survey. It takes 20-seconds. The “mud field” of West Thames Park is now sodded. In … Continue reading

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Inept PEP allow dogs to urinate on West Thames field killing grass

August 16, 2013- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has previously reported on the problem of the BPCA-paid PEP officers still refusing to patrol the West Thames park due to turf battles with the Hudson River Park Trust. In addition, the … Continue reading

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New report: Artificial turf fields have unsafe levels of lead

March 16, 2015- USA Today is reporting about a new government study that reviewed the (more…)

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BPCA updates plans for the West Thames turf field project

December 3, 2015- The actual digging has begun. (more…)

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