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9/11 Memorial: Bloomberg seeking gov funding, a possible Cuomo family feud, and construction Days after Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie requested federal funding for the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum, Mayor Michael Bloomberg voiced his support of their efforts. Cuomo and Christie sent their letter to the National Park Service on […]

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Bloomberg backs federal funding requests for 9/11 Museum Days after Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie requested federal funding for the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum, Mayor Michael Bloomberg voiced his support of their efforts, according to WNYC. Cuomo and Christie sent their letter to the National Park Service on Sat., June […]

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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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  Patrick Foye, former deputy secretary for economic development for State Governor Andrew Cuomo, took the helm last fall as executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, owner of the World Trade Center and construction manager of parts of the site. In an exclusive interview with the Downtown Express publisher, […]

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BY CYNTHIA MAGNUS  | More visitors continued to flock to Zuccotti Park, and Community Board 1 continued to try to liaise with the protestors that are camping out there, as Occupy Wall Street entered its fourth week on Saturday. Over a thousand protesters gathered on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Washington Square Park to hold a […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  If the managers of the National September 11 Memorial were concerned that few Lower Manhattan residents would bother to show up at the memorial for the four hours on Oct. 2 reserved exclusively for them, they worried in vain. On the first of what are planned to be monthly evenings […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Downtown residents’ wish to have their own ceremony at the National Sept. 11 Memorial for the 10th anniversary of 9/11 was never granted. Instead they were given what some community members feel is an equally good opportunity for reflection: special access to the memorial on the first Sunday of every month. […]

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BY JOHN BAYLES  |  On Saturday morning work at the World Trade Center site came to a brief halt. Welders stopped welding, cement workers stopped pouring cement and bricklayers stopped laying bricks. Construction workers directed their attention to a single piece of steel. It wasn’t a piece of steel they had been working on — […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  A group of 9/11 families are protesting the National September 11 Memorial and Museum’s plan to preserve the remains of their loved ones 70 feet below the World Trade Center site. The Memorial and Museum, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office and the City Medical Examiner’s office, plans to place the […]

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