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New president takes helm at Battery Park City Authority:
At the Battery Park City Authority Board of Directors meeting on Tues., Oct. 23, B.P.C.A. chairman Dennis Mehiel announced that Demetrios A. Boutris has been appointed president and chief operating officer, subject to a routine background check by the New York State Police.
The position of president had been vacant since Gayle Horwitz departed at the beginning of October. The B.P.C.A. has not had a chief operating officer since Horwitz’s brief time in the position during summer 2010, prior to her appointment as president.
The B.P.C.A. president is responsible for the Authority’s day-to-day operations. However, in announcing the appointment, Mehiel said, “I want to continue to involve myself in a