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December 31, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD
Please find below, in sequential order throughout the year, the most important, or representative, stories of Downtown, from 2013. Happy New Year.
The State of Battery Park: 2013 annual letter
BPCA now has $221 Million in surplus!
Bombshell: The BPCA gives $500K to Manhattan Youth
Jack Nicklaus junior golf leagues kick off May 9
Tour buses invade North End Ave thanks to Conrad Hotel
Merchant’s grill smoke plagues BPC
Huge law firm Jones Day to move to Brookfield Place
Exclusive: PS 89 opens 4th K class, waitlist resolved
Atlantic Cup winner arrives at North Cove Marina
Speaker Silver’s bridge on ice. Liberty Street bridge moves forward.
New drainage to west Thames grass field might be working
A growing cry to remove free newsracks
There is no water in the Waterfall Pond
Police and Irish Memorials both neglected
BPCA staff paid on par with Goldman Sachs and Harvard lawyers
CB1′s Jeff Galloway meets in secret with city official about West Thames Bridge
Ultra luxury Hermes coming to Brookfield Place
Father’s Day on a Citi Bike
Bill in Albany would allow sale of Pier 40 air rights
The entire apartment building at 22 River Terrace for sale
Exclusive: BPCA now owns Pataki Highway south of Chambers Street
6,000 Gateway residents deprived of Citi Bikes
BPC falls into disrepair
Kayak activist causes noise menace on waterways
Miami Beach, Dubai, are also “landfills” like BPC
Exclusive: Citi Bikes installed at Gateway Plaza now
Exclusive: Key caretakers of Irish Memorial quit in disgust
What is the valuation of Union Square Hospitality Group?
Video tour of FIKA’s chocolate factory in Tribeca
New York Times covers our story on kayak activists
New Yorker Magazine covers our story on kayak activists
Massive Saharan sandstorms squelch hurricane season so far
Exclusive: BPCA President Demitrios Boutris resigns amidst state investigation
100% of survey responders want Gristedes replaced
Video tour of Ferrari convention on Battery Park City streets
BPC wife hires hitman to off hubby
The election results were good for Battery Park City
Safety alert: Violent gangs joy-attacking in Hudson River Park
UK’s Daily Mail covers BatteryPark.TV story on $5-Million HRPT dog run
Letter: Why are Downtown Express newsracks polluting North BPC?
How the BPC block party was hijacked by local cronies
Major changes made with Downtown Connection buses and drivers in response to BatteryPark.TV reporting
One year ago “Hurricane Sandy: Battery Park unscathed”
No Atlantic Hurricane in August, First Time in 11 Years
Helicopter traffic over Hudson River increases 600% under Bloomberg era
Exclusive: A source of funds for the Stuyvesant Community Center
Art review: CB1 Kabuki Theater Company
NY Post covers our Pier A flooding FEMA investigation
Exclusive video tour of Brookfield Place construction
Exclusive: BPCA’s Anne Fenton and Matt Monahan gone
Exclusive: BPCA’s Phyllis Taylor leaving next month
Exclusive: Mayor de Blasio’s staff in talks to take over the BPCA for $1
PS 276 parents want buses allowed to take kids to school
Exclusive: Policed believe base jumper parachutists jumped from WTC
Exclusive: Is the BPCA paying the city for no-show PEP officers?
Winners and losers if the BPCA were to be dissolved
Exclusive: BPCA pays for park staff reassigned to non-BPC parks
Is Sheldon Silver really fighting for more schools?
Let there be light: Ballfield lights completed
Exclusive: Lighted ballfields free for public to use until the Spring
Parm, coming to Brookfield Place
Senators Schumer, Gillibrand urge FAA to reduce tourist helicopter noise
The best sunset ever?
Best photos of 2013
Should I run against Sheldon Silver in 2014?