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BY JOSH ROGERS  |   The funny thing is the inevitable World Trade Center briefings every September didn’t seem much different this year. The optimism was the same, so was the mutual admiration, the congratulations, and all of the talk of working well together. The difference this year is there was much more truth to […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Battery Park City Committee members raised safety concerns about the intersection at Liberty St. and West St. at a Mon., Sept. 2 meeting. “It is a very, very dangerous crossing,” said committee member Ninfa Segarra. “It’s not just dangerous for those of us that are residents that understand the street. […]

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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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Gina Gibney has devoted herself to the Downtown dance scene since 1991 when she started her first studio at 890 Broadway in Flatiron. She has since expanded. Now, Gibney Dance has taken over the former Dance New Amsterdam space at 280 Broadway near City Hall, and is renovating it. Gibney sat down with Downtown Express […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS    |  The World Trade Center’s epic disputes over power and money have for the most part been resolved, but there’s at least one remaining that could prevent construction of one of the proposed towers. “We are at a stalemate with them at the moment,” David Emil, president of the Lower Manhattan Development […]

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BY Yannic Rack  |  If you get out at Fulton St. subway station, your view of the Freedom Tower is partly obstructed by all-round scaffolding on St. Paul’s Chapel, but the church still planned to ring its Bell of Hope Thursday to honor the thousands killed on Sept. 11. Construction work on the church tower’s exterior […]

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BY YANNIC RACK    |  Scientific research, robotics and coding – that doesn’t necessarily sound like every kid’s dream of the perfect summer. But 16 high school students from all over New York City, New Jersey and as far away as Yonkers, chose to spend two weeks of their vacation doing exactly that at Pace University’s […]

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Last Sunday, in Thomas Paine Park near Worth St., the first ever Vietnamese Moon Festival in New York City had moms, dads and children enjoying arts and crafts, games and moon cakes. The little ones enjoyed the summer sun during sack and egg balancing races, while balloon animals and a lantern-making station offered the chance to […]

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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC   |  It takes two hands to hold a Whopper, but only one to hold a beer. A Burger King at 106 Liberty St. is planning to sell beer alongside its fast food fare. First it had to petition the Financial District Committee for a beer license though. The application process started […]

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