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BY ALINE REYNOLDS | J&R Music & Computer World is vying for an ambitious reward for the company’s neighborhood-friendly efforts during its 40-year existence Downtown. The electronics store, situated along Park Row between Ann and Beekman Sts., is requesting that part of the thoroughfare be named “J&R row” to pay tribute to its 40th anniversary […]

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By Aline Reynolds  |  Osama bin Laden’s death and the rapidly-approaching 10th anniversary of 9/11 is causing Downtown community members to become increasingly anxious about their safety. The last thing they need to hear is that a neighborhood firehouse, situated only blocks away from Ground Zero, is slated to close. Engine Four is one of […]

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BY Marissa Maier | Even before September 11, 2001, Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook was accustomed to challenges. At the time, the Baptist minister led a congregation in the Bronx and a popular lunchtime sermon series in the Wall Street area. She tackled issues of tolerance on President William Clinton’s Initiative on Race. She served as […]

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Just hours before Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s afternoon press conference at 4 World Trade Center on Mon., May 2, a piece of rebar fell from the 13th floor of the tower and struck the hand of a 14-year-old boy. The teen suffered a bruise on his palm and was treated at the Engine 10 Firehouse, located […]

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Last Thursday President Barack Obama visited Ground Zero for the first time since being elected, drawing hundreds of people to Lower Manhattan eager to catch a glimpse of the Commander in Chief. The World Trade Center site was one of several stops Obama made in New York that day to commemorate the victims of 9/11 […]

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First it was a spark, then a fire, and then it was a five-alarm blaze. The news spread on the web, people were receiving alerts on their smart-phones and they were tweeting like crazy; Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 World Trade Center attack, had been killed in Pakistan by U.S. […]

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Monday morning at Ground Zero people were still reflecting and reacting over the news of Osama bin Laden’s death.

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