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[media-credit name=”Downtown Express photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer ” align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit] Pier A in Battery Park City is undergoing a major renovation. BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Community Board 1’s Battery Park City Committee had several items to discuss at its monthly meeting on Dec. 6, but the elephant in the room was the Battery […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Two former presidents of the Battery Park City Authority wrote letters to William C. Thompson, Jr., the current chairman, and to the board of directors protesting the abrupt layoffs of 19 people on Nov. 9, but neither Thompson nor Gayle Horwitz, president of the Authority, has responded. James Cavanaugh, who […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  Few people showed up last week for the first of what Battery Park City Authority president Gayle Horwitz said would be quarterly Town Hall meetings to discuss neighborhood issues. On Nov. 17, fewer than 100 people were in the auditorium of P.S. 276 to hear Horwitz and other B.P.C.A. officials […]

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No ice: On June 10, the Battery Park City Authority issued an R.F.P. (request for proposals) for an ice skating rink but there were no bidders. “Staff will continue to have discussions with rink operators about how this might work next winter,” said Battery Park City Authority president Gayle Horwitz. She speculated that after the […]

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Capoccia approved for B.P.C.A. board: Real estate developer Don Capoccia has been approved by the New York State Senate to serve on the Battery Park City Authority Board of Directors. He was nominated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and will be seated despite the fact that Gov. Cuomo’s predecessor, David Paterson, had nominated two Battery Park […]

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Mercy Corps departs: Mercy Corps’ Action Center to End World Hunger at 6 River Terrace closed on June 30. Through the end of the year, the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy will use the 4,000-square-foot space for programming while the Battery Park City Authority determines what else to do with it. In February 2008, the […]

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BY Terese Loeb Kreuzer |  Reports that the Battery Park City Authority had snuffed out a Community Board 1 proposal for sculpted lions to be placed near the B.P.C. library entrance were premature. Most of the members of C.B. 1’s Battery Park City Committee and of its Arts and Entertainment Task Force favor having the […]

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