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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  New B.P.C.A. board members appointed: On Wed., June 20, the New York State Senate confirmed Dennis Mehiel as the new chairman of the Battery Park City Authority, replacing William Thompson Jr. Mehiel is the chairman, chief executive officer and sole shareholder of the Four M Corporation, one of the largest […]

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One and Four World Trade Center survive small blazes  |   A small, fenced-in area on the eighth floor of Four W.T.C. caught fire the morning of Tues., June 12, but the blaze was swiftly stifled, according to a spokesperson for the Fire Department of New York (F.D.N.Y.). The fire, which began inside a 100-square-foot construction […]

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No summer camp at Asphalt Green Battery Park City: There will be no summer day camp at Asphalt Green Battery Park City this summer. According to Christina Klapper, a spokesperson for Asphalt Green, “The Battery Park City Authority determined late last week that it is not feasible to open the facility and run camp before […]

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  BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Battery Park City was merely a sandbox during the first 15 years of its existence, according to John Zuccotti, one of the neighborhood’s many prominent creators who appeared at 4 World Financial Center on May 31 to recount its storied history. The discussions were part of an all-day conference, […]

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One World Trade Center survives small blaze Wooden decking supporting the 89th floor of One W.T.C. caught fire shortly after dawn on Sat., June 2, according to an Associated Press report. According to the news report, the Fire Department of New York (F.D.N.Y.) received the emergency call at 7:15 that morning and rushed to the construction […]

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Trouble at Gateway Plaza: Every elected official with a toehold in Lower Manhattan showed up at I.S. 276 on Thurs., May 17 for a meeting sponsored by the Gateway Plaza Tenants Association to discuss leaky windows and walls, astronomical electric bills and runaway rents at the oldest residential complex in Battery Park City. With more […]

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[media-credit name="Photo By Terese Loeb Kreuzer" align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit]BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | On May 9, William C. Thompson Jr., chairman of the Battery Park City Authority, sent a letter to New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo tendering his resignation effective Friday, May 11. Thompson had been chairman of the B.P.C.A. since March 2010, when he was […]

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[media-credit name="Terese Loeb Kreuzer" align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Downtown Express photos by Terese Loeb Kreuzer Margaret Kittredge, a designer at Bloom, the high-end flower and lifestyle store that opened on March 19 in the passageway between Goldman Sachs headquarters and the Conrad hotel. BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Bloom opens in Goldman Sachs alley: A high-end flower […]

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[media-credit name="Photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer" align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] Martha Gallo BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Martha Gallo, 54, head of global compliance and regulatory management for JPMorgan Chase, was just appointed to the Battery Park City Authority board of directors. She has lived in Battery Park City for almost 30 years. Why did you move […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  In an op-ed in the Daily News on Sunday, Feb. 19, New York State Senator Daniel Squadron proposed a game-changing plan for the Battery Park City Authority. Battery Park City is now 40 years old, observed Squadron, and has matured from empty landfill in the Hudson River to a community […]

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