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August 2016 Newsletter
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Patrick Murphy
Title: Account Manager/BPC Ambassadors
Favorite BPC spot: Wagner Park

 

A native New Yorker, Patrick Murphy was raised in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx and went on to study economics and philosophy at Iona College in New Rochelle, motivated by his interest in the economy and its affect on the stock market. But it was a different interest that would come to define his career. During college, Pat worked as a manager in a movie theater, and after graduation took New York City’s civil service exam to become a police officer. He started in a South Bronx Precinct with the NYPD performing uniform and plain-clothes patrol.  Pat went on to serve with the Organized Crime Control Bureau, Public Morals Division and Policy Enforcement Task Force in both plainclothes and undercover.  Pat was promoted to Detective and assigned to the Detective Bureau, Queens Division and also the Forensic Investigation Division, Crime Scene Unit over the course of a distinguished, 20-year career. During this time he also returned to school to earn a Master’s degree in criminal justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he later served as an adjunct professor. After retiring from the force, Pat took a position in security at JFK International Airport and worked with the Port Authority to establish post-9/11 security systems.

Pat then looked to broaden his horizons and take on challenges in the private sector. He lent his expertise to the Museum of Modern Art during construction and then as a security supervisor. He then worked for a major cosmetics company, as North American manager of security for supply chain and trademark protection, which included ensuring the safety of employees, products, and worksites. He set up the company’s security infrastructure in Canada as it expanded, and drew on his experience in the NYPD to assist the Royal Canadian police force in cracking down on counterfeit goods.

After his time in Canada, Mr. Murphy moved into private security with Allied Universal Security Services, one of the country’s premier private security firms. His first position with Allied Universal was running security for the Atlas Mall in Queens, which brought him back to the New York City area. Soon after taking that position, an opportunity to be an Account Manager opened here in Battery Park City, which he saw as a unique opportunity to interact with the community and respond directly to its needs.
From his first job at the movie theater to today, Pat Murphy prides himself on responsiveness, attentiveness, and face-to-face communication to solve issues for the people he serves. And these efforts have paid off – his favorite part of the job is receiving positive feedback from the Battery Park City community, and seeing the peace of mind and safety that his work provides. Some recent projects in Battery Park City have involved assisting at school crossings, reducing skateboarding in crowded areas, and assisting in the successful America’s Cup World Series event.  Under Murphy’s leadership, Allied Universal has actively engaged with community organizations, sponsoring two little league teams and forging a strong partnership with the Battery Park City Authority.

Pat resides in Garden City in Nassau County, and enjoys going out east to explore Long Island in his free time. He also enjoys fixing things around the house and working with his hands. He has three adult children, who are pursuing respective careers in the Coast Guard, education, and entertainment. His favorite location in Battery Park City is Wagner Park, where he loves the views of the Hudson River and Statue of Liberty.


Pat and his team of BPC Ambassadors can be reached at the Battery Park City Command Center:
Phone: (212) 945 SAFE (7233)
211 North End Avenue
New York, NY 10282

Upcoming Events

bpc parks


Silent Summer Dance Party

 

Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
Saturday, August 6
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Get out in the sun and dance! Join us for our Silent Summer Dance Party with the help of QuietEvents.  Put your headphones on and the sounds of the party pulse to life as you groove to your choice of three live DJs.  Food trucks on-site with festive fare. Headphones are free. Deposit is required.
 
This event is Free.
Click here for additional information.

 



 


Kulturfest NYC

Wagner Park, 20 Battery Place
Sunday, August 7
4:00 PM


An exciting musical, theatrical and dance experience, Tararam, will make a special appearance, free of admission, in Robert Wagner Park adjacent to the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Widely referred to as Israel’s “Stomp,” this show incorporates witty and comical scenes interwoven with brilliantly executed body drumming and a variety of extraordinary sounds and rhythms that celebrate the world around us from a young and fresh Israeli and Middle Eastern perspective. Co-sponsored by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

This event is Free.
Click here for additional information.


 



 


Brazilian Dance

Esplanade Plaza, Volleyball Court
Saturday, August 13
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Get up and dance to the energetic and joyful music of Liliana Araujo and her band, as they perform stirring forro music from rural northeast Brazil. Their music feature accordion, zambumba and triangle, sharing Brazilian traditions through dance and song.
 
This event is Free.
Click here for additional information.
 
 



 



 


BPC Running Club

Community Center at Stuyvesant High School, 345 Chamber St.
Thursdays through August 25 
7:00 PM-7:45 PM


Running is good for you, doesn’t require expensive equipment and you can do it anywhere, even in a city of over eight million! Come on a run with the BPC Running Club on Thursday evenings this fall! Lace up and jog along the waterfront parks of Battery Park City with other active members of the community.  Join in group warm up and cool down exercises led by programming leaders.

This event is Free.

Click here for additional information.


 Sunset Jam on the Hudson

 Wagner Park, 20 Battery Place
 Fridays through August 26
 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

 
 Join a drumming circle led by master drummers. Instruments provided or bring your
 own. This event occurs every Friday.
 
 This event is Free.
 Click here for additional information.


 


 

 
Go Fish!

Wagner Park, 20 Battery Place
Saturday, September 10 
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Catch and release fishing during Go Fish! Barbless hooks minimize injuries to both fish and participants. Fish are placed in saltwater tanks for observation and identification before being released back into the Hudson. Live demonstrations and displays teach fish anatomy and heighten awareness of the ecology, flourishing marine life and current state of good health of the Hudson River and its estuary. Rods, reels, and bait are provided for those who don’t bring their own. Dan Zanes & Elizabeth Mitchell will be performing live music at noon.
 
This event is Free.
Click here for additional information.
 

 


 


 


Sunset Yoga at Wagner Park

Wagner Park, 20 Battery Place
Wednesdays through September 28
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  


Open space, fresh sea air, and the floral scent of the gardens will help you stretch away the stress of the workday and allow you to let go of the hectic buzz of city life. Whether you’re still learning Child’s Pose or have mastered the Twisted Half Moon, our expert yoga instructor will guide you through a routine that works for you. Please bring your own mat.

This event is Free.
Click here for additional information.

 

 
BPC SHAKE SHACK - TRACK & FIELD


Shack Track & Field

BPC Shake Shack, 215 Murray Street
Tuesday, August 9th 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join the Shack Track & Field group at 7PM at the Battery Park City Shack (215 Murray Street) for a 3-5 mile course around town, ending at the Battery Park City Shack where your first drink is on the house!

Shack Track & Field is a free community fitness club powered by Shake Shack.
This event is free. Registration required here.


 


 
Brookfield


Charity Water

Brookfield Place, Winter Garden
Thursday, August 4 - Sunday, August 28
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM


Charity water invites you to put on a Virtual Reality headset and experience clean water through the eyes of a 13-year-old girl in Ethiopia. Every viewing of the film unlocks a donation from a generous donor, so you can help bring clean water to people in need just by watching. Thanks to a generous donor, every viewing of the film will unlock a $30 donation to give one person clean water. Our goal is to give 10,000 people clean water, and you can help just by watching.

This event is Free.
Click here for additional information.


 


 
Museum Of Jewish Heritage

Speaker Series 

Museum Of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place
Sunday, August 7
1:00 PM
 

Join us to hear testimony from a Holocaust survivor. 
 
Aviva Blumberg was born in Warsaw in 1931. Aviva lived with her mother and sisters. Her father was a journalist who left to work in the U.S. in 1940. Just before the Warsaw ghetto uprising, Aviva was given to a stranger whom her mother had met casually. The family took the child as an act of defiance against the Nazis and also because they needed the money provided by the Jewish underground to care for the child. After the Polish uprising in Warsaw, Aviva was deported with the family who was hiding her. After they were liberated, she managed to get in touch with a family friend who immediately contacted her father, who had been searching for his family. Aviva came to America in 1945.
 
Free with admission.
Click here for additional information
 
 


 




 
Poets house

Poets House - Members Only Open Mic

Poets House, 10 River Terrace 
Thursday, August 11
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 

This special event will be open to the public, but you must be a current Poets House Member to read.
 
This event is Free.
Click here for additional information.
 




 
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