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Families file appeal over 9/11 victims’ remains Seventeen families of 9/11 victims filed an appeal on Fri., Aug. 17 against a court decision that may decide where the victims’ remains will be placed. The group disagrees with the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum’s decision to bury the unidentified remains beneath the memorial’s two reflecting […]

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  Still no murder charges for suspect in Chinatown killings The prime suspect in a Chinatown double homicide case has still not been charged with murder, after a Wed., Aug. 8 hearing at which he was being held on unrelated felony charges, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. Song Fei Li, 34, was granted […]

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House Republicans say G.S.A. didn’t have approval for 1 W.T.C. lease Two Republican congressmen asserted last week that the U.S. General Services Administration (G.S.A.) acted without the proper approval when signing a lease for six floors of 1 World Trade Center. California Representative Jeff Denham is claiming that the G.S.A. submitted an incomplete report to […]

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M.T.A. seeks manager for new Fulton Center The Metropolitan Transit Authority (M.T.A.) is now seeking proposals from developers and retail operators for long-term master leasing at the new Fulton Center. The master lessee of the center will handle leasing and operations of the entire Fulton Center complex, which will contain approximately 65,000 square feet of […]

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Four workers fired from W.T.C. site for drinking during lunch Four steamfitters working on the World Trade Center site were fired on Wed., July 18 after undercover detectives from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey caught them drinking on their lunch break, according to a source close to the situation. All of […]

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Another worker injury at W.T.C. An ironworker was injured at 3 World Trade Center on Fri., July 13, according to officials. The man, who is employed by the Falcon Steel Company, was helping prepare a load of steel to be lifted from ground level when one of the beams rolled over him, said John Gallagher, […]

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Complaints and lawsuit over fenced-in Chase plaza  Financial District residents are up in arms over the fact that Chase Manhattan Plaza, the two-acre space between Pine, Liberty, Nassau and William Streets, is still fenced off and under constant security watch. Although the plaza, owned by JPMorgan Chase, had once been open to the public for […]

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9/11 Memorial: Bloomberg seeking gov funding, a possible Cuomo family feud, and construction Days after Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie requested federal funding for the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum, Mayor Michael Bloomberg voiced his support of their efforts. Cuomo and Christie sent their letter to the National Park Service on […]

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  Bloomberg opposes Port Authority’s proposal for 9/11 Memorial Mayor Michael Bloomberg has rejected the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s recent attempt to gain more oversight of the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum. In an announcement made Mon., July 2, the mayor said he wants to keep the memorial out of the “political process,” according to the […]

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One and Four World Trade Center survive small blazes  |   A small, fenced-in area on the eighth floor of Four W.T.C. caught fire the morning of Tues., June 12, but the blaze was swiftly stifled, according to a spokesperson for the Fire Department of New York (F.D.N.Y.). The fire, which began inside a 100-square-foot construction […]

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