Category Archives: Decline of our parks

Tourist suffers fractured skull in The Battery as PEP are nowhere to be found

February 16, 2016- It has happened again in The Battery. The park, which is patrolled by city (more…)

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Exclusive: State agencies investigate possible illegal shuttering of BPC Parks Conservancy

Update February 6, 2016- The AG replied and is working on this. (more…)

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Angry pitchfork mob demands the ouster of BPCA Chairman Dennis Mehiel

December 16, 2015- by Steven E. Greer The BPCA hosted a rare Town Hall meeting tonight, and surprisingly, all of the top executives (more…)

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Playing Robin Hood: Cuomo and De Blasio fight over how to spend your tax dollars outside of BPC

January 27, 2016- Playing Robin Hood, Governor Cuomo and Comptroller Stringer have ganged (more…)

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U.S. Senate now investigates rubber pellet turf fields

January 22, 2016- The U.S. Senate is now weighing in on the safety of those ubiquitous (more…)

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Absentee PEP allow another vicious rape inside their parks

January 10, 2015- BatteryPark.TV has previously commented how the presence of the feckless (more…)

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Interview with Geoffrey Croft, the source of the “Teens attacked” story

January 8, 2016- by Steven E. Greer The TribecaTrib, the Daily News, and other failing “newspapers”, are picking up the story about (more…)

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Artificial turf fields increase concussions

December 29, 2015- The NYT is reporting on a study that indicates artificial turf field, like the (more…)

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Fresh Kills expands to West Thames

December 26, 2015- Staten Island’s Fresh Kills trash dump is expanding to West Thames Street, (more…)

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Brookfield Place private security stop skateboarder brandishing a Samaria sword

December 12, 2015- by Steven E. Greer Today, at 2:45 PM, a teenager was riding a skateboard on the new concrete sidewalk at the (more…)

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Review: The ugliest BPC Christmas tree ever

December 3, 2015- by Steven E. Greer I attended the annual BPC Christmas tree lighting at South Cove, and the entire event was (more…)

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The PEP are still roughing up people for walking their dogs

September 11, 2015- by Steven E. Greer Recall, our local park enforcement officers (PEP), who are not police officers, were abusing (more…)

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BPCA’s Dennis Mehiel used wife’s minority status to get big contracts

July 13, 2015- By Steven E. Greer We have heard rumors for years that Dennis Mehiel, the Chairman and CEO of the BPCA and (more…)

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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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Tess Huxley intentionally allows weeds to grow in Pataki Highway?

November 6, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV previously reported on the deplorable conditions along the strip of land that abuts the West Side Highway (Some refer to this acreage (more…)

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Park rangers look the other way as pot smoking becomes rampant in the parks

July 5, 2015- By Steven E. Greer At 8:55 PM tonight, I smelled the strong odor of marijuana coming from the Rector Place Park benches (more…)

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Letter: The Police memorial is still out of order and a disgrace

May 7, 2015- Letter to the Editor by (name withheld) Dear Battery Park TV: The Police Memorial located at Liberty Street and South End Avenue in Battery Park City (more…)

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The West Thames hog field

June 1, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The West Thames “grass field” is now mostly exposed dirt that turns into what resembles an (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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Good Samaritan told to stop clearing the weeds

August 30, 2014- By Steven E. Greer We previously reported on a good Samaritan volunteer, Michael Carthins, working with the Doe Foundation, who took it upon himself (more…)

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