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Phoning back to Downtown, circa 1993

By KAITLYN MEADE | Remember those metal shells on every street corner; the ones mostly used now to shield cigarettes from the wind? Well those relics of 20 years ago are getting a new use thanks to the Bowery’s New Museum and independent advertising network Droga5. Dialing 1-855-FOR-1993 from any of 5,000 Manhattan payphones will […]

Lawsuit over 1 W.T.C. antennae settled One World Trade Center is back on track to becoming the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has settled its feud with A.D.F. Steel Corporation to get the steel needed to complete the 400-foot antenna. In recently issued statements, […]

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Trinity Church cancels Halloween festivities   |  Families celebrating Halloween will have to pencil out a Trinity Church visit from their calendars as a planned activity for the last weekend of October. The church’s annual movie night, originally scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 26, has been canceled for safety reasons, according to the […]

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C.B. 1 protests closure of Downtown subway concourse The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that, rather than wait until the opening of World Trade Center 1 and 4, the Dey Street Concourse will open to the public once the Fulton Center is completed in June 2014. But members of Community Board 1 are calling for […]

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Take the H.E.L.M. On Mon., Sept. 24, the city Economic Development Corporation launched Take the H.E.L.M.: Hire + Expand in Lower Manhattan, a competition designed to bring various creative firms into the neighborhood. The competition aims to further broaden the scope of Lower Manhattan companies — which, historically, have been primarily finance-based. Amid the surge […]

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Proposed federal law would salvage millions for 9/11 survivors Congressman Jerrold Nadler has introduced a bill that could salvage millions of dollars for the 9/11 health bill, which faces significant financial cuts amounting to approximately $300 million. The Save America’s National Economy (SANE) Act would repeal sequestration, or automatic spending cuts, which scheduled to go […]

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Chen trials rescheduled The trials for the remaining two soldiers associated with the October 2011 suicide of Army Private Danny Chen have been rescheduled. Sergeant Jeffrey Hurst will be tried on Nov. 5-9, and Staff Sergeant Andrew Van Bockel’s trial is scheduled for Nov. 13-21 at the Fort Bragg military base. As previously announced, First Lieutenant […]

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Zadroga adds cancer to list of World Trade Center related health conditions On Wed., Sept. 12, the federal government finally added 50 forms of cancer to the list of treatable illnesses covered by the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act. Following a proposal by Dr. John Howard, the law’s health administrator, back in […]

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W.T.C. Health Registry survey deadline extended The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (D.O.H.) has extended the deadline for responses to the 2011-12 World Trade Center Health Registry child survey until Sun., Sept. 30. Only about a third of the more than 3,000 families with children currently enrolled in the Registry have […]

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Silver takes blame for Assembly payment scandal New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is wrapped up in a scandal involving the way he handled claims of sexual harassment against another assemblyman, which eventually led to a secret settlement payment of more than $100,000, the New York Times reported on Tues., Aug. 28. Evidence of […]

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