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New York's Stories Of The Decade: Submit Your Nominations (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 11/23/10 11:43 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:15 PM ET

The past decade (2001- 2010) has been defined by New York news stories that have jolted us, for better or worse, into the 21st century.

In honor of the new year, we're asking HuffPost readers, what was the most important New York news story of the first ten years of the 21st century? Please submit your nominations below, or tweet them using the hashtag #storyofthedecade or email them to

Below are some of the front runners for biggest stories, but we want your input! We will soon post the most nominated entries, and then you can vote on the story of the decade.

2001-2010 was a decade full of historically decisive moments and fascinating news stories. But what was the New York story of the decade? Weigh in below.
What was the New York story of the decade?
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9/11 was undoubtedly an extremely important local, national, even global story of the last ten years -- a horrific event that shaped the political landscape of the following decade. But for New Yorkers, it was a deeply disturbing and personal moment. While the nation experienced the event through the TV, we could see firsthand the towers burning, smell the buildings smoldering downtown, mourned neighbors and fallen heroes, and lived with the fear that it could happen again. While the attacks of September 11th shattered the city’s innocence (if it ever had it to begin with), it renewed our local spirit and love for the city.
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