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Nearly two years after the attacks on the Twin Towers, national media attention on Lower Manhattan was fading as the Bush administration launched the Iraq war. Business in Lower Manhattan was still down 55 percent, restaurants were closing and a community board stepped up and said loud and clear, “We must be heard — this […]

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When 2002 began many Downtowners were still reeling from the 9/11 attacks and were in desperate need of a year defined by progress. It quickly became clear that the progress would be slow going. But signs of hope came in the form of hotels opening in Battery Park City, the announcement that the federal government […]

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For community newspapers, early September typically means lots of feature stories about kids returning to school and the agendas of local officials returning from vacation. But the events of Sept.11, 2001 changed that. And not just for community papers in Lower Manhattan, or even in New York. There were community papers all over the country […]

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What a decade it has been since 9/11/2001 — a devastation and a decade that have totally transformed our neighborhoods. In reviewing the coverage in the Downtown Express and The Villager of the past ten years of 9/11 itself and its still ongoing reverberations, it struck us that the story is in the headlines. In […]

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Letter from the editor

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There are tragedies throughout history so immense and significant that the impact has altered the way people think about the world and the way they move within it. These tragedies have defined the generations that witnessed them and have governed the generations that followed them. On September 11, 2001 the United States of America was […]

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