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BY SHELDON SILVER  |  Each time I travel the streets of my hometown, I am inspired by the incredible progress we have made in rebuilding our Lower Manhattan community over this last decade. Surely, ten years ago, no one was predicting the incredible comeback we have made or the bright future that is so clearly […]

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BY GAYLE M. HORWITZ  |  Not many years ago, what is today’s Battery Park City was the shoreline of the Hudson River, dotted with crumbling piers. As the 1960s became the ‘70s, promise became progress as 92 acres of landfill began to take shape. We were in financing, design and construction mode for decades until […]

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BY ERIC GREENLEAF  |  This spring brought distressing but not unexpected news — none of Downtown’s elementary schools will have enough room for the coming fall’s kindergarteners. Almost a hundred Downtown families are consigned to wait lists and face an uncertain future, not knowing if their child will be able to attend their local school, […]

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BY SAMUEL I. SCHWARTZ  |  Over 20 years ago, when I was the city’s traffic chief, I warned that Lower Manhattan would be deluged with drive-through traffic if then-Congressman Guy Molinari’s one-way toll system at the Verrazano Bridge was passed into federal law. It was, and as a result, Lower Manhattan is suffering more than […]

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BY DANIEL SQUADRON  |  I’ve long believed that progress only happens when citizens and communities are an active part of making government work. That’s certainly true when it comes to the real progress we’ve seen over the last year, both here in Lower Manhattan and across our city and state. Even as a member of […]

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BY REV. DR. JAMES H. COOPER  |  Historic Trinity Church measures its progress by the positive impact its robust mission has on people’s lives in our community and around the world. As we have seen the residential population of Lower Manhattan grow over recent years, so too has parish programming centered on children and families. […]

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BY JOE C. DANIELS  |  Visitors to the National 9/11 Memorial who are old enough to remember recall horrific images of the burning towers, the collapse of the buildings and the tall piles of debris. They know, too, not only of the devastating loss of innocent lives and the impact on victims’ families, but also the […]

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