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BY SHELDON SILVER  |  I have lived in Lower Manhattan my whole life, and it is difficult to put into words my memories of what happened on that terrible day, September 11, 2001. I stood outside my building, looking up as United Airlines Flight 175 flew into the South Tower. That image is seared into […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  After months of meetings, the NYC Department of Transportation has come up with a concrete plan to manage the influx of tour buses expected to arrive Downtown starting next month for the opening of the National Sept. 11th Memorial. Lower Manhattan is anticipating a notable increase in tour buses once the […]

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Maybe it’s just us, but as the pages of the calendar continue to turn, bringing us one day closer to the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, we feel as if we are already seeing more tour buses on Lower Manhattan streets. In actuality this is probably not the case, but is perhaps a manifestation […]

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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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