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Reflections on the recovery: Locals recall the destruction and resurrection of Downtown

BY BILL EGBERT, ALEX ELLEFSON AND COLIN MIXSON We all recall the vaunted heroes of 9/11 — the first responders who rushed to the burning towers and gave their lives saving thousands from certain death, and their compatriots who toiled for weeks on the smoldering pile to retrieve the remains of those who never made […]

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox and News Corp have bailed on their much-ballyhooed plans to move their headquarters to 2 World Trade Center, the companies revealed on Friday. The mercurial media mogul is turning his nose up at the $43-million package of sweeteners, financed by the landlord and the public, arranged last month to lure […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The last-minute Zadroga Act reauthorization last month was cause for celebration Downtown — and especially for 9/11 Environmental Action, which has been on the frontlines of the fight for healthcare for survivors of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Congress first passed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act […]

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BY YANNIC RACK | The ultimate home of “the Sphere” is still in limbo, but the iconic artwork rescued from the rubble of the World Trade Center might yet return to its former site — or at least its de facto owner is keeping an open mind. “We have not closed our mind to the […]

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Jon Stewart returned to “The Daily Show” Monday night to call out Senate leaders for blocking the renewal of the 2010 Zadroga Act that funds health care for first responders injured or made ill by the 9/11 attacks. In late October, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced a fillibuster-proof majority in the Senate to renew the 2010 Zadroga Act that created […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Another local politician is now urging that an application for federal funding for an affordable housing project proposed for the Elizabeth St. Garden be denied. State Sen. Daniel Squadron last week wrote Joseph Chan, chairperson of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, calling on the state-city authority to deny the $6 million […]

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BY YANNIC RACK  |  On the morning of Sept. 11, 2015, Lower Manhattan was abuzz in its usual rush, with commuters streaming out of the PATH station at the World Trade Center and office workers taking their first cigarette breaks of the day in the 7 W.T.C. plaza. But the scene was decidedly more sober […]

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BY YANNIC RACK | On Friday morning, Lower Manhattan was abuzz in its usual rush, with commuters streaming out of the PATH station at the World Trade Center and office workers  taking their first cigarette breaks of the day in the  7  W.T.C. plaza. But the scene was decidedly more sober across the street where, inside […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Californians Joe Vasco — both the second and the third— leaned back, grinned and took a photo with a selfie stick. They were not at the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty, but rather in front of one of the two pools at the 9/11 Memorial. Vasco senior […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  “If this bill does not pass, I will pass away.” Nicholas Poliseno uttered this statement calmly to Downtown Express after a press conference last week where elected officials pushed for the permanent reauthorization of the Zadroga Act, the 9/11 health bill which expires for patients in October. Poliseno, a Con […]

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