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November 4, 2013- By Steven E. Greer
BatteryPark.TV previously reported that Bob Townley was making a play for the Stuyvesant community center, possibly as a way to angle his way in to getting back the large grants from the BPCA that recently were cut off. Recall, his Manhattan Youth was receiving at least $250,000 a year in free money from the BPCA even though his community center is in Tribeca, not BPC.
In the top video at the 1:40 mark, watch Mr. Townley claim, “I can tell you that Manhattan Youth serves more people in Battery Park City than any other organization.”. Of course, that is an absurd statement.
Mr. Townley deserves credit for at least being honest. At the 40-second mark, he states, “I didn’t know that the BPCA even gave out money. For 20 years I am working down here, and then all of a sudden, they are giving money out to people, so I showed them my demographics (and got the free handout).”.