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The Abbottabad Papers

The U.S. Navy SEALs who killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in his compound in Pakistan also gathered valuable intelligence on al-Qaeda. Nelly...

20 Years Later: The Destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas

In March 2001, the Taliban ordered and directed the demolition of two treasured symbols of Afghanistan’s pre-Islamic heritage: the Bamiyan Buddhas....

Transit Center Will Keep Fueling Downtown’s Engine

By Liz BergerA bouquet of flowers, a quick bite, a literary journal: These are the kinds of little things that make so much of a difference in...

Picture Lower Manhattan: Zuccotti Park

Zuccotti Park has had quite a history.  Formerly called Liberty Plaza Park, it was built in 1968 in return for a height bonus for an adjacent...

Guiding Visitors Through A Difficult Chapter in New York City History

A former television newsman, Philip O'Brien was always in the middle of major news stories during his fast-paced career. Two years ago – after...

Meet a Lower Manhattan Business: Essex World Café

Vivia Amalfitano’s family, which owns Essex World Café, watched the first World Trade Center towers being built, and now has a front-row seat to...

Developing Lower Manhattan: Fiterman Hall

In just a few weeks the Borough of Manhattan Community College launches the 2012-2013 academic year with the opening of the new, 14-story Fiterman...

British Memorial Garden at Hanover Square Renamed to Honor Queen Elizabeth II for her Diamond Jubilee

Yesterday, Downtown Alliance President Elizabeth H. Berger and Chairman Robert R. Douglass joined the Very Reverend Dr. John Hall, Dean of...

Picture Lower Manhattan: The 9/11 Memorial

The 9/11 Memorial is powerful, moving, beautiful -- and it may be easier to describe through a camera lens than to put into words. The top photo is...

THE POST-9/11 TRIUMPH OF LOWER MANHATTAN

By Liz BergerLower Manhattan is back—and better than ever.On September 11, 2001, the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil took 2,752 ...