The year in review at a granular level

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Fireworks 1-1-2014December 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?

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