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  BY KAITLYN MEADE  |   Tom Berton, 47, president of Manhattan by Sail, has been sailing the waters around New York City for more than two decades. Starting out with legendary skipper Nick van Nes, Berton pursued his passion for sailing by buying the Shearwater yacht just prior to 9/11. But despite setbacks, he has […]

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Battery Place Market aids Sandy victims: On Sat., Nov. 10, chef Robert Sckalor of the Battery Place Market and several of his colleagues including the market’s owner, Sung Kim, drove to Midland Beach, Staten Island, with enough food to arrange a hot buffet for 150 people. Sckalor received food donations from the market’s vendors that […]

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Battery Park City, Nov. 2, 2012

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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 […]

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Take the H.E.L.M. On Mon., Sept. 24, the city Economic Development Corporation launched Take the H.E.L.M.: Hire + Expand in Lower Manhattan, a competition designed to bring various creative firms into the neighborhood. The competition aims to further broaden the scope of Lower Manhattan companies — which, historically, have been primarily finance-based. Amid the surge […]

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West Thames Street pedestrian bridge:  At the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation board meeting on Thurs., Sept. 13, a pedestrian bridge over West Street at West Thames inched closer to becoming a reality. Local stakeholders have been talking about a bridge at that location for years. In 2009, SHoP Architects drew up plans for the structure. […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  This month, the New York City Council is weighing in on a massive expansion plan by New York University that, if approved, would tack on about two million square feet of development to two superblocks the university owns south of Washington Square Park. By an overwhelming vote of 19 to 1, […]

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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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On Monday, Dec. 12 a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters assembled in front of the Goldman Sachs building in Battery Park City. After protesting outside, some of the demonstrators entered the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center where a brief standoff with the NYPD occurred. According to reports 17 people were arrested.

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World Financial Center construction delayed: Construction on 2 World Financial Center was supposed to begin around now, with all of the stores in the southern wing shuttered by Sept. 25. But construction has been delayed by a month. SouthWest NY, The Grill Room, Columbus Bakery, Boomerang Toys, Urban Athletics, Cobbler Express and Add Accessories will […]

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B.P.C. and Hugh Carey: Officially, the Battery Park City Authority is called the Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority. Carey, a former governor of New York State, who died on Sunday, Aug. 7 at the age of 92, is credited with finding investors for the 92 acres of landfill in the Hudson River that, […]

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