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Ground Zero

Gulf Cleanup Workers and 9/11 Responders

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anthony DePalma

The Gulf Coast's endangered wetlands are a long way from Manhattan, but a courtroom here on Pearl Street can provide invaluable lessons for handling the disaster that could save endless amounts of time, money, and anguish.

Terrorism in Times Square

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bruce Kluger

For whatever reason Osama bin Laden drew a bright red circle around lower Manhattan when he first concocted his insidious call for attention, it has changed this metropolis forever.

Islam at Ground Zero: Yes!

Donna Schaper | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Donna Schaper

The Cordoba Initiative, led by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, wants to build a Community Center at Ground Zero. The Initiative is an established mosque in T...

Performing Arts Center At World Trade Center Site Gets $40 Million From City

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City has stepped into the long-delayed planning for a performing arts center at ground zero with over $40 million to help bu...

NYU Looks To Ground Zero For Expansion

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

New York University is exploring the notion of building part of its campus at Ground Zero as part of its massive, 20-year expansion program. The New ...

Staten Island Mosque: Can We Have a Real Exchange This Time?

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

There is an old adage in combat which teaches that the longer one engages an enemy, the more alike the two sides become. While it may not always be true, it seems to be the case here.

Ground Zero Hotel Opens With Party

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - At rates from $199 a night, guests at the new World Center Hotel can get as close to the hive of activity that is ground...

World Trade Center Towers: The Real Public Cost

The New York Observer | Eliot Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

For more than a year, an exhaustive battle raged over the future of developer Larry Silverstein's towers at the World Trade Center, with the Port Auth...

Trusted Pal Nets 'Tall Guy' and Persico Cousins for FBI

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Edward (Tall Guy) Garofalo Jr. has been around long enough to know that there is no free lunch -- especially in Gang Land. More than likely, someone -- somewhere -- is setting you up.

NYC To Search For 9/11 Victims' Remains Again

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City officials are planning to search through material excavated from around the World Trade Center site for any remains of ...

Ground Zero Mosque Overwhelmingly Approved By NYC Community Board: 'It's A Seed Of Peace' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — After hours of contentious public comment, a New York City community board voted late Tuesday to support a plan to build a mosque and...

World Trade Center Agreement Between Larry Silverstein, Port Authority & Bloomberg

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The World Trade Center developer and government agencies that control the site have reached a tentative deal to resolve a 16-month st...

At Ground Zero Museum, Voices Of 9/11 | ANDY NEWMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Ms. Defontes, who was working on the 89th floor of the north tower on Sept. 11, is one of nearly 400 survivors, victims' relatives, first responders, ...

Ground Zero Mosque Tripped Up By Landmark Status

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City officials say a plan to tear down a building and put up a mosque near the World Trade Center site will need the approva...

People Who Cry 'Mosque Madness' Are Tools of Fear

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

September 11 caused all New Yorkers great fear. But it did not make us tools of fear. It's time to welcome Cordoba House to the city, or at least voice our concerns with respect.

Proposed Muslim Community Center Near Ground Zero: 'A Slap in the Face' or 'Repairing the Breach?'

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

To my sensibility, the image of a Muslim community center going up in lower Manhattan is a sign of hope, a very real manifestation of faith in the future of America and of Islam.

Tea Party Express Leader "Disgraces the Memories" of 9/11 Victims, Says Manhattan Boro Prez

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Matt Sledge

An Islamic non-profit's plans to build a cultural center and mosque at 45 Park Place, blocks from the World Trade Center site, have attracted much attention and some anger.

9/11 Health Trial Settlement To Be Renegotiated For Ground Zero Workers

New York Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A Manhattan judge Friday ordered the city and lawyers for ailing Ground Zero heroes to renegotiate a settlement that would pay the stricken workers at...

9/11 Settlement: Judge Wants To Hear From Ground Zero Workers

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Friday rejected a legal settlement that would have given at least $575 million to people sickened by ash and dust ...

Is a Giant Mosque at Ground Zero Justified?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Tempers are heating up in New York over plans to build a $100 million, 13-story, Islamic cultural center and mosque just two blocks from Ground Zero, to be inaugurated on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Green News Report -- March 16, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool app! Listen on your iPhone, Android, Palm Pre and BlackBerry! IN TODAY'S RADI...

Ground Zero Health Claim Leads To Major Settlement | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK - After years of fighting in court, a Ground Zero health claim by more than 10,000 rescue and recovery workers has led to a settlement that c...

Feds: Mob Prince a Sweet-Talking Racketeer; Wiseguy Cousin a Violent Thug

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Say this for Michael Persico, the handsome, smooth as silk 53-year-old heir to a legendary mob family: He managed to stay out of trouble for a very long time.

WTC Development: Port Authority And Larry Silverstein Meet To Discuss Fate Of Ground Zero

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has met with a developer a day before a deadline to work out a new schedule for rebuild...

World Trade Center Responder Settlement: Up To $657 Million Deal For Sick Ground Zero Workers

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — In the years after the 9/11 terror attacks, 10,000 people who helped clear mountains of debris from Lower Manhattan filed lawsuits bl...