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Signs of progress at the World Trade Center site have been visibly mounting over the past year. As of Feb. 1, the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center reported that 1 W.T.C., expected to open late 2013, will have the glass facade installed in floors 90-100. The first piece 408-foot-tall spire (which will bring total height […]

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BY CATHERINE MCVAY HUGHES   COMMUNITY BOARD 1  |  In the coming two years, our vision of Community Board 1 as New York City’s premier live-work neighborhood will take important strides forward. This community, whose strength is founded on our working together, has many reasons to be optimistic. This year and next will be big years […]

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BY ELIZABETH BERGER  DOWNTOWN ALLIANCE  |  A bouquet of flowers, a quick bite, a literary journal: These are the kinds of little things that make so much of a difference in today’s fast-paced world. Underground connections, soaring architecture, interactive signage and wayfinding: These are the hallmarks of a 21st century transportation network. What do they have in common?  […]

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BY JOE DANIELS  |  On Feb. 26, the 9/11 Memorial will have a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in which six people were killed. The names of those victims are inscribed on the memorial among the names of 9/11 victims. As we look ahead into the new year, […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Downtown residents, workers and tourists will soon have a new outdoor area to hang out in. To help relieve congestion around the National Sept. 11 Memorial, the city has plans to transform the strip of Washington Street between Albany and Carlisle Streets into a sprawling pedestrian plaza. The plaza, which will […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  On 9/11, Rebecca Segarra, a seventh grader at Tribeca’s I.S. 89, saw American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center from an upper-floor window in her middle school. Shaken by the incident as a teen, Segarra said, “My anxiety just skyrocketed from there. I don’t really […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS AND SAM SPOKONY  | It was a bright, crisp morning similar to Sept. 11, 2001 — filled with grief, hope and fond memories. Scores of 9/11 family members from around the nation convened at the National Sept. 11 Memorial plaza on Tues., Sept. 11 to commemorate the deaths of their loved ones. The […]

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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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W.T.C. Health Registry survey deadline extended The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (D.O.H.) has extended the deadline for responses to the 2011-12 World Trade Center Health Registry child survey until Sun., Sept. 30. Only about a third of the more than 3,000 families with children currently enrolled in the Registry have […]

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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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