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Global Beat Fusion: Norah Jones and Goodness from Benin & Martinique

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

Two albums have recently exploded into my inbox that are strong contenders for the "Best of" list for '09. Ironically, they are "albums" made in the '60s-'70s in lands overseas and from other time zones than Brooklyn.

Lingering Disgrace

Kelly Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kelly Caldwell

Everyone remembers the huge dust clouds. Almost immediately, people began streaming into the Disaster Assistance Center where I worked, asking for help with toxic-air related problems.

Commemorate 9/11 With A New Dollar Coin?

New York Times | Sewell Chan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Representative Jerrold L. Nadler, a Manhattan Democrat whose district includes ground zero, introduced a bill on Thursday that would require the Unite...

Sacred Memories: A 9/11 Ritual

Rabbi Irwin Kula | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Irwin Kula

So what message would I like to send out today 9/11? No words at all. Simply a chant of actual final cell phone conversations of people, who simply and heroically witnessed a yearning to love.

Turning Tragedy Into Compassionate Action

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

I can think of no greater tribute to the victims of September 11th than in the positive and inspirational actions that millions of Americans have taken on their behalf both today and year round.

Is the Age of Terror Over?

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gary Hart

By abandoning the "war on terrorism" paradigm, President Obama has helped us understand that acts of terrorism will continue in parts of the world, and that we must continue to make such acts as difficult as possible here in the United States.

As It Should Be: Moving On From 9/11

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

You can hold onto the past only for so long until looking backward becomes fear of moving forward. Sometimes a day should just be a day.

9/11's Dark Heritage

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

We still haven't quite acknowledged that our leaders never adequately warned the men and women working around the smoldering site that the place where they were flinging themselves into duty was a toxic landmine.

September 8 and September 11: Joy, Pain, and Hope

Jeff Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeff Goldstein

I am an American, and I am a New Yorker. I grew up in Long Island, then the Bronx. I grew up with an iconic skyline shaped by the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings and the World Trade Center.

World Trade Center Redevelopment: The Biggest Shrug

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

For years, the World Trade Center occupied a prominent stage in New York politics, as elected officials jostled over questions of design, governance a...

What World Trade Center? What We Need is a Sheriff

Glyn Vincent | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Glyn Vincent

This year, after ninety six months of starts and stops, re-designs and security modifications, court battles and other miscellaneous delays, a few steel columns of the new World Trade Center tower are finally visible.

Government by Lynch Mob -- Obama Should Ignore Critics and Just Lead

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

On issue after issue, Obama is acting like he is soon to run for re-election, instead of being a president with a massive mandate still only months into his administration.

A 9/11 Reality Check

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

What if eight years ago the World Trade Center had been leveled by a small nuclear bomb that took out most of lower Manhattan as well? How many millio...

World Trade Center Death Toll Keeps Growing

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

More than 800 World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers have died since 9/11 -- and cancer has killed at least 270 of those heroes, new data show...

DDB Brasil Commercial Shows Planes Crashing Into World Trade Center, New York (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On Tuesday, a tasteless ad that depicted September 11th happening with hundreds of planes instead of two found its way on to the Internet. The ad was...

The Dick Cheney Interview We'd Love to See

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Ostroy

For his Chris Wallace interview, Cheney looks frustrated, irritated and impatient, yet still possesses the aura of the uber-confident terror-fighting SuperHero so few people truly understand and appreciate..

World Trade Center Owners Stop Paying $300,000-A-Day Penalties (PHOTOS)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York (AP) -- The owners of ground zero say they've stopped paying $300,000-a-day penalties to the developer at the World Trade Center site after m...

Largest Column Installed Yet At World Trade Center Site

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Workers at One World Trade Center have set a 70-ton piece of steel into place, making it the largest column installed yet at the tragic construction s...

My Digital Birthday

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Rosenbaum

A digital birthday is an excuse to reach out to your community of friends on various forms of social media, and use the moment to focus your social network on the causes that matter to you.

Immigration Detainee's Death Causes Controversy

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the 43-year-old man died in a New Jersey immigration jail in 2005, the very fact seemed to fall into a black hole. Although a fellow inmate scraw...

The Definition of National Embarrassment

Sheldon Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sheldon Silver

As a native of Lower Manhattan and as the assemblyman who represents the district within which Ground Zero is located, the failure of the rebuilding effort is as appalling as it is intensely personal.

NYC Odd Couple, Bloomberg And Silver Pressure Port Authority on Trade Center Towers

nytimes.com | CHARLES V. BAGLI | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Although the negotiations over the World Trade Center site have gone nowhere, the deadlock has produced something of note: a startling alliance betwee...

Ground Zero Construction Talks Deadlocked

New York Times | CHARLES V. BAGLI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the developer Larry Silverstein remain deadlocked over construction of two giant office towers at gr...

Not in My Backyard: Fear of the Guantánamo Legion of Doom

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Yup, that's right, the self-same prison system that has held Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and the Son of Sam is apparently no match for a bunch of unarmed, sensory-deprived foreigners.

A Suggestion for Obama: RE: Jets Flying Past NYC Buildings

Jacob Dickerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jacob Dickerman

Okay, Barack. That wasn't you. Okay. I'll accept that, because I like you. I'll go along with this not being on your head thing. But here's a little thought you might want to pass along to your staff.