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Tag: September 11th

Remembering the 9/11 Boatlift: America’s Largest Water Evacuation

Following the September 11 attacks in New York City, people were unable to leave Lower Manhattan due to the closure of bridges and tunnels throughout...

Tribute in Light

Two beams of light shine upward in this annual tribute to the fallen towers of the World Trade Center. From dusk on 9/11 to dawn on 9/12.

A Time and Space for Remembrance and Healing

This will be a time and place to pray, reflect, mourn, or simply sit with your memories. Clergy from the NY Diocese will be present to offer support...

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...