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Free 9/11 Museum admission Tuesday nights, bagpipes every Wednesday

Thursday will be the first Sept. 11th in 13 years that the public will have access to the World Trade Center. The memorial will still be closed for most of the day for the annual 9/11 commemoration ceremony honoring the nearly 3,000 people killed on the day, but after 6 p.m. it will be open […]

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Sophia Gasparro was in preschool when the planes hit the Twin Towers 13 years ago. “I think it is a really interesting thing to grow up in the aftermath,” said Gasparro, now a 16-year-old senior at Millennium High School. “I feel it is a real thing around all the time.” […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Lower Manhattan residents expressed frustration with the amount of bus traffic due to the dropping off and picking up of visitors at the 9/11 Memorial at a Sept. 8 meeting of Community Board 1’s Planning Committee. The museum, which opened in May, has had over 900,000 visitors and will close in […]

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By JOSH ROGERS  | The opening of the 9/11 Museum this week for previews has freed up much of the World Trade Center to visitors, allowing strollers to visit the memorial, and pedestrians to cross the site at Liberty St. “We went for a stroll last night,” Kristine Boel, 29, said Friday as she walked […]

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED SEPT. 10, 2013  | BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |I didn’t know what I was doing here,” said Diane Lapson, Independence Plaza resident and Community Board 1 member as she stood near the South Pool of the September 11 Memorial. “I was here for an hour, and I didn’t see anyone I knew!” It […]

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ORINGINALLY PUBLISHED SEPT. 9, 2013  |  BY KAITLYN MEADE  | Towering against the horizon, emblazoned with American flags, reflecting the sky  —  One World Trade Center was the subject of nearly 1,000 photographs submitted to the Port Authority’s photo contest, and three were announced as the winners just days before the anniversary of 9/11. Over […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  At 10 minutes after midnight on Sept. 11, 2013, two men stood on South End Avenue at Liberty Street in Battery Park City near the path leading to the Police Memorial. Retired Lieutenant Paul Putkowski of the 61st Precinct in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn and retired Detective Kevin Fitzgerald of Bay […]

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ORIGINALLY PUBISHED SEPT. 5, 2013  |  BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |There were bigger, more powerful tugboats than the South Street Seaport Museum’s W.O. Decker in the 21st annual Great North River Tugboat Race on the Hudson River Sept. 1, but none whose presence in the Labor Day weekend race meant more. The diminutive, yellow tugboat […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  The deadline to register with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund is only a few weeks away. Oct 3 is the last day for most people to register to receive compensation for a 9/11-related health issue, as established by the James Zadroga Health and Compensations Act. U.S. Reps. Jerry Nadler and Carolyn […]

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BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  The unfurling of an enormous American flag down the side of a six-story building in Chinatown tends to bring traffic to a halt. This happens annually on the corner of Hester and Mott. Sts. when John Casalinuovo, who volunteered at Ground Zero for nine months at the Salvation Army tent, leads a […]

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