Category Archives: – Community Board 1

Exclusive: Gateway class-action plaintiffs’ lawyers explain the $43 Million settlement

January 8, 2020- by Steven E. Greer We asked the lawyer for the Gateway Plaza tenents class-action to explain the recent $43 Million settlement against LeFrak.

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BPC CB1 agenda for January 8, 2020

January 2, 2019- Please send us feedback on this new space in 200 Rector.

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Disney HQ to relocate to old location of City Winery

August 7, 2019- Tribeca Citizen reports, “Plans were filed with DOB this week for Disney’s building to

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The reason New York streets are covered in ugly scaffolding

December 1, 2019- The Post writes:

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At NYC green markets, the cash is greener than the vegetables

Update September 3- The area north of the W Hotel was opened by a ribbon cutting ceremony led by Jessica Lappin, Catherine McVay Hughes, and Margaret Chin. The green market will be a part of the new area that will … Continue reading

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CB1’s Catherine McVay Hughes to pretend she had nothing to do with Tribeca crane collapse

April 27, 2016- This is rich. Today, in a PR stunt at City Hall, CB1 Chair Catherine McVay Hughes will rally for better Downtown construction coordination, and use the recent deadly crane

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CB1 Battery Park agenda for December, 2019

12/4 Battery Park City Committee – 6:00 PM Location: Metropolitan College, 60 West Street – 1st Floor

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Homeless take over Tribeca

September 25, 2019- The TribecaCitizen covers the scourge of homeless who are sleeping in

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The new Downtown Alliance shuttle buses start today

(3,700 people have viewed this as of November 15th, 2015) Update November 15, 2015- The new bus operator and their red buses start service today.

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Poulakakos sued in federal court again: Muniz et al v. Pier A Battery Park Associates

August 9, 2019- A case was filed today against Peter and Harry Poulakakos related to unfair

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More action promised against Staten Island Ferry felons selling fake tickets to tourists

August 5, 2019- After some elected official got harassed by the Staten Island ferry, and nearby cops

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BPC curmudgeon afraid of change wants the hideous Rector Street bridge to stay up

August 8, 2019- by Steven E. Greer The Rector Street bridge was always built as a temporary remedy after the 9/11 attacks. It was hideous

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Communist Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to double the ferry boat noise for BPC

Update August 11, 2019- CB1 rejects plans for more ferry boats

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BPCA scraps plans to tear down ugly Rector Street “temporary” bridge

November 3, 2016- At the CB1 meeting, the BPCA announced that they would scrap plans to tear down

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The BPCA’s unnecessary new office space opens in 200 Rector Place

Update November 10, 2018- The BPCA did a ribbon cutting this week. This space is nothing but a relocation of the office space for the Allied Universal Security, which already had offices on North End Avenue.

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Exclusive: Jeff Galloway led away in handcuffs to prison

Update September 24, 2015- Jeff Galloway was released from prison on September 18th, apparently.

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CB1’s Tammy Meltzer, opponent to honoring fallen cop and soldier, is overruled by City Council

July 24, 2019p- The last time BPTV feature Tammy Meltzer, we had a complaint posted because

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Floating ferryboat billboards outlawed

July 1, 2019- The state legislature passed

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CB1 Agenda for June 2019: Several plans to bring in noisy party boats to Brookfield marina

June 2, 2019- The CB1 meeting this week should be of great interest to all residents. Outsiders

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BPCA conducts entire March board meeting behind closed doors for second month in a row

March 9, 2019- by Steven E. Greer This new BPCA administration under Tsunis is conducting board meetings in what seems to be an illegal manner. They are going immediately into

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