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BY SCOTT STRINGER  | For the third time in two years, New York City parents and educators in District 2 are facing a frustrating and futile ritual: The Department of Education is planning to rezone school boundary lines in an area stretching from Lower Manhattan to the Upper East Side, and the chaos resulting from […]

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BY JERRY TALLMER  |  With apologies to George Orwell… The farmyard animals of G.O.P.land had caucused in the Big Barn to consider the question of Constipation, otherwise known as Log Jam. It seemed as if everybody had it or wanted it. Nothing moved, in or out. The whole damned farm — the whole damned countryside […]

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BY TIM FREEMAN  |  Back in June, I reviewed Todd A. Harrison’s book, “The Other Side of Wall Street,” for this newspaper. I ended the review with this encapsulation about the book’s author and the future of Wall Street: “Harrison is an optimistic ray of hope in these economically depressing and uncertain times. With his […]

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BY MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT SCOTT STRINGER  |  Recently, at the intersection of Greenwich and Duane in Tribeca, a three-year old boy was struck by a cab while crossing the street with his mother and older brother in the crosswalk. Luckily, the boy was wearing a helmet, and he escaped serious injury. But the incident underscored […]

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BY MICAH HALPERN  |  In the year 1930, Ethiopia crowned a new emperor. He took the name Haile Selassie and, like all emperors in Ethiopia, he traced his roots all the way back to wise King Solomon and his wife, the African beauty, Queen of Sheba. This emperor, His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I — also […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | As I waited in line outside St. Paul’s Cathedral in London on Sunday morning, I realized that, although I’ve always lived in New York, never once had I attended a 9/11-anniversary ceremony. And, ten years later, I knew I wasn’t attending the ceremony in London to grieve — it was curiosity […]

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BY SHELDON SILVER  |  I have lived in Lower Manhattan my whole life, and it is difficult to put into words my memories of what happened on that terrible day, September 11, 2001. I stood outside my building, looking up as United Airlines Flight 175 flew into the South Tower. That image is seared into […]

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BY HELAINA N. HOVITZ  |  On the morning of September 11th, 2001, the last thing I told my mother before I left the house was “I hate you.” She hadn’t reminded me to take an umbrella the day before, and it poured. My last real childhood memory was running across a flooded Battery Park City […]

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BY MICAH HALPERN | Seldom in history can we look at a single moment and say with complete and unwavering conviction that because of the events that transpired during those specific moments on that particular day, history was transformed. Seldom can we pinpoint the specific event that transformed our future. The world is a different […]

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BY DANIEL MELTZER  |  It is surprising that no news organization or commentator has concluded what was apparent to this viewer when the Lord High Chancellor of the Tabloids appeared, but failed to satisfactorily testify, before a parliamentary committee in London in June. The panel was investigating alleged hacking by his reporters and editors of […]

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