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One World Trade Center survives small blaze Wooden decking supporting the 89th floor of One W.T.C. caught fire shortly after dawn on Sat., June 2, according to an Associated Press report. According to the news report, the Fire Department of New York (F.D.N.Y.) received the emergency call at 7:15 that morning and rushed to the construction […]

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C.B. 1 elections will bring new community leadership With Community Board 1 Chair Julie Menin on  her way out, current vice chair Catherine McVay Hughes is already preparing to take the reins, as she will run unopposed for the chair position at the C.B. 1 elections on Tues., June 26. Hughes told the Downtown Express […]

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World Trade Center ‘spire’ clad in controversy  |   Is One W.T.C. slated to have bragging rights as the tallest structure in America, or is it going to be toppled over because of a technicality? That’s what the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, an international non-profit that arbitrates building heights, is musing over, according […]

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One W.T.C. reclaims status as the Big Apple’s tallest skyscraper   On Monday, April 30, One World Trade Center became the city’s tallest tower, surpassing the Empire State Building by 21 feet, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, owner of the W.T.C. site. The columns’ placement brings the height of the […]

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Silver champions fair elections  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Election Law Committee Chairman Michael Cusick have introduced legislation to bring fair elections to New York by reforming the state’s antiquated campaign finance laws and creating a public financing system for all state offices, shifting the focus of elections to the substance of the issues and […]

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Park51 teaches calligraphy   On Sat., April 21, anyone interested in learning calligraphy can take advantage of a free lesson on the ancient art form, thanks to Park51. The organization, located at 51 Park Place, promises to present the art form in its classical style, with one-on-one lessons from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Materials, including […]

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More friends for Hudson River Park On Monday, Friends of Hudson River Park announced six new members to its board of directors. “We are proud to add such a variety of strong non-profit, real estate and financial management experts to our already impressive board,” said A. J. Pietrantone, executive director for the organization. “As we […]

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P.S. 276 has a case of ‘Linsanity’  The students at P.S. 276 in Battery Park City have taken it upon themselves to court a keynote speaker for their graduation ceremony.  Last Thursday, members of the school’s senior class recorded a special message for Jeremy Lin, the Harvard University graduate and New York Knicks point guard, […]

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Downtown Alliance unveils promo  It’s difficult to keep up with the 18 hotels and 1,100 retailers and restaurants situated below Chambers Street, according to the Downtown Alliance. In order to help, the Alliance has launched “Downtown Deals.” The new digital promotion, located at www.downtownny.com, highlights special offers and discounts offered by Lower Manhattan merchants. Entrepreneurs, […]

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Panel to host one more meeting on cancer  The World Trade Center Health Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (S.T.A.C.) is allowing for further public comment on the types of cancer to be considered under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, via a telephone and web conference. The conference is set for Wed., […]

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