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De Blasio backs Downtown’s anti-terror barriers

BY JOSH ROGERS | Bill de Blasio has many criticisms for the man he hopes to replace at City Hall, but on some issues like the anti-terror security barriers Downtown, he’s in sync with Mayor Bloomberg. In a meeting with Downtown Express and the rest of the NYC Community Media editorial board May 31, de […]

By KAITLYN MEADE | On a sweltering Friday afternoon, a handful of people were scattered throughout the small graveled plaza near the southern end of Washington St., most of them consulting maps or iPhones for their next destination, while a few chatted over iced beverages from a recently-opened Starbucks. The pedestrian plaza opened between Carlisle […]

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By KAITLYN MEADE |On a sweltering Friday afternoon, a handful of people were scattered throughout the small graveled plaza near the southern end of Washington St., most of them consulting maps or iPhones for their next destination, while a few chatted over iced beverages from a recently-opened Starbucks. The pedestrian plaza opened between Carlisle and […]

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Thousands joined the inaugural 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, despite increased police security. The route started out at Pier 57 and wound around Lower Manhattan. From dedicated athletes to families with kids in tow, participants turned out to honor the victims and the first responders that poured into the area after the attacks. April […]

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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. The crowd on Feb. […]

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$1,501 a slice A man frequenting the Roll and Go $1 Pizza paid more than he bargained for when his laptop was stolen out from under his nose. The man, 29, stopped by the 386 Canal St. establishment for a late-night snack at 9:30 p.m. Fri., on Feb. 22. He told police that he got […]

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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 KAITLYN MEADE  | The World Trade Center transportation hub briefly became a center of crime when three construction workers were arrested Friday morning for selling pot there, the Port Authority said. The workers were arrested as they arrived for work at the W.T.C. Transportation Hub between 6:20-7:15 a.m. Brian McDermott, 34; John Fama, 30; […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE   |  The agency coordinating construction at the World Trade Center and nearby sites is in its last year of operation as the work winds down — but predicts mid to high levels of Downtown construction through 2016. Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center (L.M.C.C.C.) officials are forecasting widespread public works and private […]

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Construction on 4 World Trade Center will be complete in Fall 2013, says Silverstein Properties, the building’s developer. Once complete, the tower will house 1.8 million square feet of office and 146,000 square feet of retail space. Top left: Renderings by Maki and Associates show how the entrance to Tower 4 with an open lobby […]

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