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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 opposes Port Authority’s proposal for 9/11 Memorial Mayor Michael Bloomberg has rejected the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s recent attempt to gain more oversight of the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum. In an announcement made Mon., July 2, the mayor said he wants to keep the memorial out of the “political process,” according to the […]

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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 on Thursday, March […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  In an op-ed in the Daily News on Sunday, Feb. 19, New York State Senator Daniel Squadron proposed a game-changing plan for the Battery Park City Authority. Battery Park City is now 40 years old, observed Squadron, and has matured from empty landfill in the Hudson River to a community […]

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With the culmination of the Deutsche Bank trial last week, in which all three defendants were found “not guilty,” there is a movement to reopen the case so that a tragedy such as the one that, in 2007, took the lives of NYC firefighters Joseph Graffagnino Jr. and Robert Beddia, will never happen again. Last […]

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Keep Ward on board Since taking the helm of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 2008, Chris Ward has shown strong leadership throughout a rocky economic period, and has made enormous advances on some of the thorniest issues that had been impeding downtown and World Trade Center development. We call on […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | Hydraulic fracturing, or “hydrofracking,” is a controversial technique for extracting natural gas from shale deposits a mile or more beneath the Earth’s surface. And it may be coming to New York State, according to the State’s Department of Environmental Conservation. On June 30, the D.E.C. released a summary of a […]

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Time is running out for New York State’s existing rent regulation laws to be renewed and expanded. Downtown and citywide housing advocates, fearing the law’s looming expiration date in mid-June, are lobbying day in and day out for the cause. The Real Rent Reform Campaign, made up of 60-plus organizations from around the city, is […]

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