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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Though the hiatus on construction of the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum looks like it is coming to an end, the museum still won’t be open until late next year, at the earliest. On Mon., Sept. 10, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the 9/11 Memorial Foundation […]

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The settlement made between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the National Sept. 11 Memorial is a crucial step forward toward resolving the year-long financial impasse that has significantly thwarted progress at the World Trade Center site. Having a written agreement forces both sides to commit to a set of guidelines […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS | Though the hiatus on construction of the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum looks like it is coming to an end, the museum still won’t be open until late next year, at the earliest. On Mon., Sept. 10, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the 9/11 Memorial Foundation […]

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Families file appeal over 9/11 victims’ remains Seventeen families of 9/11 victims filed an appeal on Fri., Aug. 17 against a court decision that may decide where the victims’ remains will be placed. The group disagrees with the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum’s decision to bury the unidentified remains beneath the memorial’s two reflecting […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |   Seven construction workers were banned from the World Trade Center site on Fri., July 27 after they were caught drinking by detectives from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The workers had multiple alcoholic beverages during their lunch break at the Raccoon Lounge on Warren Street, where undercover […]

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Four workers fired from W.T.C. site for drinking during lunch Four steamfitters working on the World Trade Center site were fired on Wed., July 18 after undercover detectives from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey caught them drinking on their lunch break, according to a source close to the situation. All of […]

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MICHAEL BURKE  |  At the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s monthly board meeting in June, Patrick Foye, the agency’s executive director, expressed his support for restoring the Fritz Koenig Sphere to the World Trade Center site and including it in the National Sept. 11 Memorial. “This is an artifact that survived and […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  A flight over New York City shows its numerous islands set like gemstones and surrounded by gleaming bands of water. Rivers, estuaries, bays, wetlands and the Atlantic Ocean comprise 520 miles of the city’s shoreline, binding New York and New Jersey into one complicated ecosystem. But, said Roland Lewis, president and […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY  |  On Tues., June 26, a construction worker at 4 World Trade Center fell from a height of about six feet and was hospitalized for his injuries. While the worker has since been released from the hospital and the incident hasn’t appeared to disrupt construction, the Downtown Express has gained access to federal […]

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Complaints and lawsuit over fenced-in Chase plaza  Financial District residents are up in arms over the fact that Chase Manhattan Plaza, the two-acre space between Pine, Liberty, Nassau and William Streets, is still fenced off and under constant security watch. Although the plaza, owned by JPMorgan Chase, had once been open to the public for […]

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