Category Archives: Decline of our parks

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 (more…)

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BPTV supports this wrongly-suspended NJ cop

March 12, 2019- In this video, BPTV sees a rare cop willing to give a damn and enforce a stable society free of (more…)

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Miracle in Battery Park: Violent felons hawking bogus statue of liberty tickets banished

December 26, 2017- The Daily News reports, “After several years of the Battery being filled with (more…)

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Who will save the parks in Battery Park City?

April 25, 2016- by Steven E. Greer After seeing the hideous artificial turf field in the West Thames area, I became sad. It’s official: (more…)

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More senior parks employees fired

April 13, 2016- At the BPCA Town Hall Meeting, another one of those fake resignations unfolded. This time it was 27-year veteran of the BPC parks Conservancy, T. Fleischer, who (more…)

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Without public input, the BPCA once again closes your parks for private event

July 30, 2017- The BPCA has used Rockefeller and Wagner Parks for private industry events many (more…)

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BPC residents oppose BPCA plans to change Wagner Park

December 20, 2016- A local flier reports that BPC residents oppose BPCA’s plans to change quaint (more…)

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Did the BPCA rig the contract to redesign South End Avenue?

Update July 25, 2016- There is a town hall meeting tonight at 6 River Terrace to discuss the plans to renovate South End (more…)

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Shoddy construction of the West Thames cancer turf field

Update November 18, 2016- The fence was finally properly installed. (more…)

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Child care, Dangerous West Thames and South End Ave crossings, Decline of our parks, Doctors, Dentists, Gripes, Health and lifestyle, Op-Ed, Parks, Schools, Sports and fitness | 1 Comment

BPCA allows, once again, Diner en Blanc to shut down BPC parks without public notice

September 16, 2016 (more…)

Posted in - City government, - Community Board 1, - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Decline of our parks, Op-Ed, Outdoor events | 1 Comment

Squirrel population in BPC parks dwindles

September 2, 2016- DowntownExpress reports that some believe the squirrel population in our parks has declined. However, the poorly written article fails to point blame whatsoever (more…)

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Turtle Duck Park

June 11, 2016- All eight ducklings live, and there is a bonus turtle. The BPCA parks people are doing a nice job (thanks to BatteryPark.TV). (more…)

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Irish Memorial closed for “repairs”

August 11, 2016- by Steven E. Greer The BPCA has closed the Irish Memorial and surrounded it with a hideous fence, ostensibly for “repairs”. (more…)

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Brookfield’s use of the marina is your worst nightmare

Update May 21, 2016- This failed exhibition race finally aired on NBC. However, the billionaire who owns Oracle pays the network to air this, as an infomercial for his hobby. There is (more…)

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - Real estate, Battery Park City and BPCA, Brookfield Place, Brookfield Place delays, Decline of our parks, Events and Activities, Op-Ed, Outdoor events, Parks, Sailing/Yachting | 3 Comments

Major Crime in New York City Parks Up 23%

August 8, WSJ, “Major crime, including murders and rapes, has picked up in parks even as it declines overall in New York City. (more…)

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Former jewel of NYC parks, BPC Parks are now neglected beds of weeds

Update June 19, 2016- We added some “Before” photos at the bottom. (more…)

Posted in - Politics, - Real estate, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Crime, Decline of our parks, Parks | 1 Comment

BPCA secretly adds a whole new security guard company to patrol BPC

June 6, 2016- City Safe, an entirely new, independent from AlliedBarton, security force has (more…)

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BPC Parks misleading the public on National PBS

August 6, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD I am sitting here in Ohio flipping through the channels and came across PBS. It was the Battery Park (more…)

Posted in - Downtown oversight, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Decline of our parks, Film Theater and TV, Gripes, Parks | 1 Comment

BPC needs a BREXIT-like exit

Update June 24, 2016- BREXIT supporters won and the UK will leave the EU, likely triggering other (more…)

Posted in - City government, - Downtown oversight, - Federal government, - Politics, - State Government, Battery Park City and BPCA, Decline of our parks, Op-Ed, Parks | 2 Comments

New trees on Vesey Street live after all

Update July 8, 2016- I am happy to be wrong here. The locust trees have lived through the (more…)

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