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Bill Bratton, former Commissioner of the New York Police Department under Mayor Rudy Giuliani and currently Chairman of Kroll, a risk mitigation and security firm, spoke at a Lower Manhattan Marketing Association function at Pace University on March 22. Bratton sat down with the Downtown Express to discuss the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy and its proposed […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Financial District residents who live near the World Trade Center aren’t the only ones bemoaning the NYPD’s proposed security plan for the site. Cab drivers who have seen the plan are vowing to stay out of Downtown altogether if the checkpoints and other security measures are implemented as planned. Some of […]

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  Patrick Foye, former deputy secretary for economic development for State Governor Andrew Cuomo, took the helm last fall as executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, owner of the World Trade Center and construction manager of parts of the site. In an exclusive interview with the Downtown Express publisher, […]

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There are tragedies throughout history so immense and significant that the impact has altered the way people think about the world and the way they move within it. These tragedies have defined the generations that witnessed them and have governed the generations that followed them. On September 11, 2001 the United States of America was […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS AND TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  For many years, free medical treatment has been available to residents, students and Lower Manhattan workers who were exposed to the Sept. 11, 2001 attack and its aftermath. But the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act that Pres. Barack Obama signed into law in January 2011 […]

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Community Board 1 has nominated Catherine McVay Hughes, the board’s vice chairperson, as one of two representatives of certified-eligible World Trade Center survivors on the W.T.C. Health Program Science and Technical Advisory Committee. The committee, which makes decisions related to the health portion of the Zadroga Act, will advise Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila […]

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  BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Sheila Birnbaum, a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, talks about her objectives as the newly appointed administrator of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, and how her previous experience mediating wrongful death and personal injury law suits of nearly 100 families and 9/11 victims makes her equipped for […]

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