Category Archives: – Downtown oversight

Never fly in a helicopter

January 27, 2020- by Steven E. Greer Recently, there was a deadly tourist helicopter crash in Hawaii, killing seven, that had all of the (more…)

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Robert De Niro owes us an explanation about his ties to Harvey Weinstein

February 24, 2020- by Steven E. Greer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and faces 25-years in the slammer. “But the verdict wasn’t a total victory for prosecutors. (more…)

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New York RFP process awards Stantec construction, again

February 21, 2020- by Steven E. Greer Stantec seems to be the favored construction company of the State of New York. You can bet your (more…)

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The Clintons still control the DNC and are still flagrantly rigging the primaries

February 4, 2020- by Steven E. Greer Holy cow. The Clintons still control the DNC and are still flagrantly rigging the primaries, ala 2016. (more…)

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Liberal Villager: Impeach Nadler!

March 5, 2019- The Villager, a super-liberal failing rag, allowed a conservative to post an opinion piece laying out why Nadler should be impeached: (more…)

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The reason New York streets are covered in ugly scaffolding

December 1, 2019- The Post writes: (more…)

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The BPCA PILOT fees are unconstitutional taxation without representation

Update December 20, 2017- Governor Cuomo finally, reluctantly, signed the bill to supposedly (more…)

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Downtown Connection Bus to skip stops along The Battery to dodge violent felons

Update June 2, 2019- For the second year, the bus is forced to skip stops anywhere near the Battery (more…)

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How the MTA can save $10 Billion

September 7, 2019- The NY Post has a rare bit of journalism. It details the different ways that (more…)

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The highly-mockable impeachment hearings are all moot

December 4, 2019- by Steven E. Greer I watched the panel of law professors at the impeachment hearings and laughed my ass off. I spit out my coffee. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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Landmark Victory for Renters Overturned: Appeals Court rules that 421-g buildings are NOT rent stabilized

Update May 21, 2018- The highest court in the State of New York, with judges who have financial conflicts (more…)

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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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Medical Examiners are elected officials and often produce corrupt findings

August 20, 2019- by Steven E. Greer MD The pathologist who performed the autopsy on Jeffrey Epstein reported multiple fractures in his neck, (more…)

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Did my lawsuit help the governor decide to change the Chairman of the SLA?

Update January 16, 2015- We are hearing that this move from the SLA to Medicaid IG for Mr. Rosen was (more…)

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Exclusive: BPCA’s Anne Fenton and Matt Monahan gone

November 20, 2013- 3:30 PM (20,000 people have read this, as of December 4, 2013) Sources tell BatteryPark.TV that the BPCA’s Matthew Monahan and Anne Fenton are no longer employed. We are awaiting details. The source also stated that (more…)

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How to deal with a bad Seamless order

January 20, 2015- By Steven E. Greer If you have received a food delivery order processed by Seamless and the food is either unsatisfactory, (more…)

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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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Essay: How Google accidentally invented surveillance capitalism

March 24, 2019- by Steven E. Greer I read a few more pages of Surveillance Capitalism (it will be a tough slog to finish this). As most people (more…)

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Tip of the Week: Ed Koch explains how to deal with “Crazies” in NYC politics

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