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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” Mister Rogers’ moving words are as useful today as they were when he first uttered them decades ago. They have been tweeted and […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE | The water was loud and the wind sent fine spray from the North Memorial pool over the assembled crowd, with no trace of the memorial fountain that originally marked the spot of the World Trade Center terrorist attack — not on Sept. 11th, but 20 years ago today. The crowd included […]

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BY ELIZABETH BERGER  DOWNTOWN ALLIANCE  |  A bouquet of flowers, a quick bite, a literary journal: These are the kinds of little things that make so much of a difference in today’s fast-paced world. Underground connections, soaring architecture, interactive signage and wayfinding: These are the hallmarks of a 21st century transportation network. What do they have in common?  […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | Battery Park City Authority executives Tessa Huxley and Robert Serpico don’t usually cry at board meetings, but both had tears in their eyes Jan. 29 when Huxley announced Vince McGowan’s retirement from the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy. McGowan joined the conservancy in January 2000 as assistant executive director. Previously, […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  Over eleven years after the terrorist attacks toppled the Twin Towers and abruptly cut short more than 3,000 lives, the first money was paid to people suffering from the environmental fallout of 9/11. On Jan. 29, 14 firefighters and one corrections officer with respiratory ailments were reportedly awarded payments between $10,000 […]

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As the governor and mayor put together their own plans to protect New York City and State from future storms, they would be wise to visit the case of South Ferry — if not the storm-damaged subway station itself. The station is a few years from reopening and it will cost a jaw-dropping $600 million […]

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  BY KAITLYN MEADE  |   Tom Berton, 47, president of Manhattan by Sail, has been sailing the waters around New York City for more than two decades. Starting out with legendary skipper Nick van Nes, Berton pursued his passion for sailing by buying the Shearwater yacht just prior to 9/11. But despite setbacks, he has […]

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In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, small businesses throughout Lower Manhattan have once again found themselves in an economic swamp. Shuttered mom-and-pop shops along Front Street, Avenue C and elsewhere are struggling to find a way out of the marsh, while several hundred employees who are out of work are scrambling for income to keep […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | Led by tour guide Annaline Dinkelmann, founder of Wall Street Walks, a dozen people set out on a recent afternoon to see exactly what Superstorm Sandy had done to Manhattan’s Financial District and how the cleanup was going. This was the first of Wall Street Walks’ “Sandy” tours, which will continue […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Dozens of emergency patients were shipped out of New York Downtown Hospital prior to Sandy’s arrival in the tri-state area, marking the first time in the hospital’s 60-year-history that it had to evacuate its William Street facility. The task was daunting but necessary, as the safety of patients would have otherwise […]

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