POPS Pap

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The City Council recently enacted a new law that strengthens enforcement over “privately owned public spaces” (POPS), in response to an April report from City Comptroller Scott Stringer, which found that of 51 POPS located in Lower Manhattan, only eight were meeting legally required standards for public access, hours, or the availability of amenities such […]

“Endangered Sanctuary-Only House of Worship in Battery Park City Slated to Close in January”

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To the editor: Re the recent article “Endangered Sanctuary-Only House of Worship in Battery Park City Slated to Close in January” (BroadsheetDAILY November 17) In response to the detailed and informative article by Mathew Fenton it seems to me that despite the best efforts and intentions of the Parishioners, other  Battery Park City residents, CB1, […]

Parking Downtown

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To the editor: In response and balance to yesterday’s article ( Lower Manhattan Lacks Curb Appeal  BroadsheetDAILY November 15 ) on curbside parking in lower Manhattan, and particularly Battery Park City, your statement that “(parking) in Battery Park City, ….borders on the impossible” is balanced by the high percentage of BPC residential buildings
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Then and Now: Family Ties Run Deep in Community Struck by Tragedy

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A Local Mom Finds More Hope Than Horror in Recent Attack, Recalling Her Father’s Role in 2001, As She Sought a Place for in Local School for Her Daughter (Editor’s Note: This is the personal narrative of P.S. 89 parent Jeanne-Marie McEnerney, whose connection to Battery Park City spans three generations.) In August 2013, after […]

BPCA’s Agreement with Asphalt Green

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Dear editor: On Tuesday, November 14, the BPCA will hold an Open Community Meeting.  I strongly suggest that they present us, the community, with details about BPCA’s Agreement with Asphalt Green (AG). We know that AG is supposed to make their facility available to the community, and that both the BPCA and AG should have […]

West Thames pedestrian bridge cost at 45.1 million

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To the editor: The news about the West Thames pedestrian bridge delay should not surprise anyone, even when the cost for construction of the bridge comes at a suspiciously ballooned cost, as of September 2016, to be $45.1 million !!! Does ANYONE realize what $45.1 Million can buy???! Anyone? No one asks if such a […]

Panic Attack?

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To the editor, In our political, paranoid world: one terrorist attack act causes a hugely disproportionate government response model resulting in unending public fear and over done, expensive security challenges and political self-congratulation, ironically and sadly showing the terrorists have won by the resulting terror and panic. Ask the bicyclers who are being hurt by
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Welcome to Lower Manhattan

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Editor’s Note: When last week’s terror attack unfolded, Benjamin Shapiro, a junior at Stuyvesant High School had moved into the neighborhood just 12 days earlier. He provided the Broadsheet with this account: ‘We moved to one of those fancy-shmancy apartment houses across the street from Stuyvesant 12 days ago. Doesn’t feel that upscale yet,
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Merci

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The Battery Park City Dog Association would like to thank the following people and businesses for participating in and donating to our 16th Annual BPC Halloween Puppy Parade on October 28th: Phil Castiglia and Judy Passer of Le Pet Spa, our co-hosts and for providing the top prizes; All of the fantastic participants in the […]

Battery Park City Housing Affordability Issues

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To the editor, Thank you for your ongoing coverage of Battery Park City housing affordability issues. Here is my story as a former Gateway Plaza resident, which may be representative of many tenant experiences within the last seven years or so. I first lived in Gateway Plaza from 1989 to 1996 and absolutely loved the […]