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Back to Ground Zero; NYC 9/11-2006

Cody Lyon | Posted 11.11.2013 | New York
Cody Lyon

Seven years ago on September 11, a good friend and rode our bikes down from the West Village to the World Trade Center site, what was then called Ground Zero.

Here Because He Wasn't There: 12 Years After 9/11

Marci Rich | Posted 11.11.2013 | Fifty
Marci Rich

John was supposed to be on the 98th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001. And because of a fateful decision, he is here, with me, today.

12 Years Ago Today

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

They were everywhere, because the people were nowhere. The city, as any creature would, eventually healed. The pulse thrummed again. The streets rushed again. But the fluttering, The Missing, they stay with me.

Reflections on the Day the Earth Stood Still

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.11.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

The day started just like any other day, with concerns over my commute to work and traffic jams, what attire I should wear for the day's meetings, should I take my lunch to work or eat out?

A Dozen Years

Donna Marsh O'Connor | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Donna Marsh O'Connor

Today is a dozen years since I lost my baby girl as she ran from the falling towers of the then called World Trade Center. She, full of life and with the life of our future held within her womb, was crushed by the matter and the matters that fell. How many lost their lives because of that morning -- our military service people, our first responders, soldiers and innocent civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq? For what? What has been accomplished in the years since that have for a kinder globe for anyone? Know this: my baby girl mattered. She changed so many lives and she taught me that quantity, no matter how measured by any means, can never account for the slightest love. And mine for her right now is massive. Under any circumstances, we must not continue the wars began in her name and in the names of those countless and uncountable who surely left broken hearts and souls to mourn here on Earth.

These Photos Of 9/11 First Responders Break Our Hearts, But They Also Make Us Damn Proud

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Very little needs to be said about the following photos of first responders on September 11th, 2001 and during the subsequent recovery efforts. The im...

Michael McAuliff

A Pocketful Of Terror: Deciphering Toxic Dust From 9/11

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

This post was originally published on September 11, 2011. WASHINGTON -- A few weeks ago, just before I went on vacation with my family, I went to ...

20 Artworks Inspired By The Tragic Events of 9/11

Posted 09.11.2013 | Arts

Since the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, artists from the United States and abroad have attempted to capture the variety of responses they hav...

Building the 9/11 Memorial Museum: Reflections as Opening Day Approaches

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.11.2013 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

On the TED stage I asked the question: "Where were you on 9/11?" Soon, we'll all have a place to answer that question.

How Americans Are Commemorating 9/11 This Year

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Americans will commemorate the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with solemn cer...

Özge Dogan's Documentary, The Sacred, Reveals Sense of Loss in New York's "Little Syria"

Todd Fine | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Todd Fine

Inspired by the efforts of the "Friends of the Lower West Side" and the Save Washington Street coalition to protect the last traces of Manhattan's Little Syria neighborhood, Turkish director Özge Dogan completed an extraordinary documentary film called The Sacred in 2012.

Honoring David McCourt, a Hero of 9/11

Craig Considine | Posted 09.15.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

McCourt's story of immeasurable grief and the ability to overcome hatred makes him another hero of the 9/11 tragedy. He recently passed away at the age of 71 after a battle with cancer. His example is one which should not be forgotten.

Three WTC May Finally Soar

| Posted 09.08.2013 | New York

By Irene Plagianos FINANCIAL DISTRICT -- After years of delays, 3 World Trade is finally getting off the ground. Media company GroupM has signed on...

Amazing Lightning Photo From Sunday's Storm

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 06.04.2013 | New York

The thunderstorm that ripped through New York City on Sunday night provided some much-needed relief from a weekend of sweltering temperatures. And as ...

WATCH: Amazing Video From Top Of One WTC

Posted 07.15.2013 | New York

Afraid of heights? Maybe then don't watch this nine minutes of footage from a camera Port Authority attached to the One World Trade Center spire. ...

Would You Have Done Any Better?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 06.25.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

At the brand-new George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Texas, everybody's favorite former president, George W. Bush, wants you to know he tried really, really hard. And he seems to be asking: Would you, average American, have done any better?

The Immediate and Unmitigated Flow of Journalism

Lisa Chau | Posted 06.24.2013 | Media
Lisa Chau

In a crisis, how do we keep individuals from publicly sharing sensitive information which can endanger lives within minutes? Verification of facts is of utmost importance, but is it immediately possible given the scope and instantaneous nature of the internet?

The Boston Marathon Bombing as a Collective Trauma

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Robert D. Stolorow

A tragedy like this brings us face-to-face with our existential vulnerabilities -- vulnerabilities to harm, death, and loss -- and the existential vulnerability of all those we love and, perhaps worst of all, the limitedness or our ability to protect them.

WTC Site in Flood Zone

Toni Haber | Posted 05.07.2013 | New York
Toni Haber

How has the new flood zone map affected your building and insurance rates? Is your building getting a face-lift?

PHOTOS: 20th Anniversary Of WTC Bombing

Posted 02.27.2013 | New York

The World Trade Center bombing in 1993 was 20 years ago this Tuesday. The attack, on February 26, 1993, killed six people in New York City and injure...

Memories Of The '93 World Trade Center Bombing: 'Thank God The Elevator Never Arrived'

Buck Wolf | Posted 04.27.2013 | Crime
Buck Wolf

"We heard the boom down the street. Still, nobody cared. To live in New York City is to accept the occasional boom. At that moment, nobody had any idea that a terrorist with a truck bomb had blown a crater under the WTC that was the size of the Meadowlands Arena -- or that six people were dead."

WTC Workers Busted For Selling Pot

| Posted 02.22.2013 | New York

By Aidan Gardiner, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer FINANCIAL DISTRICT — They were helping to build the city's highest building — while also helping f...

World Trade Center Bomber Sues Over Solitary Conditions

Posted 02.18.2013 | Crime

First, Ramzi Yousef declared war on the United States government, vowing to wage jihad with bombs. Now, the convicted ringleader of the 1993 attack on...

Building Babel: An Interview With Documentary Filmmaker David Osit

Court Stroud | Posted 03.27.2013 | New York
Court Stroud

Interfaith spiritual community Sanctuary NYC will screen Building Babel, which follows a year in the life of Sharif El-Gamal, the developer behind New York's Park51, sometimes referred to by opponents as the "Ground Zero Mosque."

The Faithful Shopper: Reflections 2012

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.28.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Now that we're all shopped out (even me), have returned the mistakes and planned for future purchases, it's time to take a look back on the best of New York City retail this year, and a couple of wishes for the future.