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Covering Battery Park City, Nov. 20, 2013

B.P.C.A.‘s withdrawal of support for community raises hackles: Community Board 1’s Battery Park City Committee is not happy with the Battery Park City Authority. This year, for the first time, the authority withdrew its support for such community activities as the annual block party and the Run for Knowledge, which raises funds for three neighborhoodschools. […]

Battery Park  City surprises: Anyone who has rambled around Battery Park City over the last year or so has probably come across a sinkhole. At the Battery Park City Authority Board of Directors meeting on Oct. 22, Gwen Dawson, senior vice president of asset management, confirmed that sinkholes “have been becoming more frequent over the […]

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B.P.C.A. commendation: The Battery Park City Authority Board of Directors meeting on Oct. 22 began with applause for Gladys Pearlman and James Miner, Battery Park City Parks Conservancy staff members who had thwarted a would-be predator at the neighborhood  ball fields with actions that led to his arrest. According to an account of the incident […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Pedestrian safety:  Most people agree that crossing North and South End Aves. can be dicey at times, with cars, buses and bicycles coming from various directions. Studies conducted by the New York City Department of Transportation did not persuade the D.O.T. that additional traffic lights were necessary, however, Josh Benson, […]

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B.P.C.A. shuts down funding spigot: Because of directives from New York State, the Battery Park City Authority can no longer use any of its discretionary funds for charitable donations. This means that the B.P.C.A. will no longer be able to help support the arts programming at Brookfield which it had previously been supporting with contributions […]

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Behind the vote: On the afternoon and early evening of primary day, Sept. 10, an informal exit poll at the Regatta on West Thames St., one of three polling places in Battery Park City, revealed an electorate whose votes were largely determined by who they were voting against rather than who they were voting for. […]

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West Thames bridge Having gotten burned at Pier A, the Battery Park City Authority has been very cautious about committing to a bridge over West Street at West Thames. The B.P.C.A. says it will advance $2 million toward the design of the bridge but that’s it until some definite specs are on the table and […]

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Asian tiger mosquitoes invade BPC The doormen at 377 Rector Place are used to swatting mosquitoes in the summer time, but this year, two of them mentioned that they are getting bitten by a particularly nasty mosquito with a striking black and white pattern on its body. It’s the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) and […]

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Electrical installation at the Police Memorial postponed: Superstorm Sandy dumped around nine feet of water into the vault that holds the electrical equipment for the New York City Police Memorial fountain, for the Kowsky Plaza dog run and for the playground known as “Pumpkin Park.” The equipment hasn’t worked since. Recently, the Battery Park City […]

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B.P.C.A. bows out of River To River Festival: At the conclusion of the Leon Russell concert in Rockefeller Park on July 10, Danny Kapilian, the music producer who had been hired by the Battery Park City Authority to book the acts for the eight-concert series that began on June 17, made an announcement. The B.P.C.A., […]

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