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Manhattan Residents Sue Over 'Fortresslike' Security At World Trade Center

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers living around the rebuilt World Trade Center are fighting what they call the "fortresslike" security planned for their n...

IMAGES: Huge Changes Coming To LES

Posted 09.19.2013 | New York

A large swath of the Lower East Side is set for a major facelift. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office announced Wednesday a $1.1 billion dollar plan ...

These Interactive Photos Of Lower Manhattan Show Just How Far We've Come Since 9/11

The Huffington Post | Jake Bialer | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

The loss of the Twin Towers twelve years ago forever changed the appearance of lower Manhattan. Below, the collection of interactive before/after ...

12 Years Later

Dr. Antonio Pérez | Posted 11.11.2013 | College
Dr. Antonio Pérez

For me, and for the thousands of men and women who spend much of their waking hours on the Chambers Street campus of BMCC, the renewal of lower Manhattan has deeply personal implications.

Jonathan Hollander's Battery Dance Company 38 Years Later

Jim Luce | Posted 10.18.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

I've always considered myself fortunate to meet the people who are doing big things--positively impacting lives in meaningful ways. Recently I met a ...

PHOTO: Manhattan's Drunk History Discovered

| Posted 08.07.2013 | New York

By Irene Plagianos LOWER MANHATTAN — Manhattan has its own piece of drunk history. Workers digging in the Financial District last week unearthed...

Laurie Anderson: Songs and Stories at River To River

NYC-ARTS | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

Even if you're not particularly attuned to the experimental music scene, Laurie Anderson's hair, shocked into a pixie cut decades ago, and her creati...

Jon Stewart's Restricted Data

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.21.2013 | Technology
Joe Cirincione

You may not know Alex Wellerstein's work, but Jon Stewart does. In a recent Daily Show bit, "World War III Update," Jon Stewart showed a news clip describing what a hypothetical North Korean nuclear blast would do.

Gerry Smith

Four Months After Sandy, Lower Manhattan Businesses Still Waiting On Verizon

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.28.2013 | Technology

Potential customers don't need to ask whether The Wayland, a chic bar in Manhattan's East Village, accepts credit cards. They can just read the sign -...

WATCH: Seaport Still A 'Ghost Town'

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 04.27.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The historic cobblestone streets and 19th-century mercantile buildings near the water's edge in lower Manhattan are eerily deserted, ...

WTC Arts Center Gets $1 Million

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 04.02.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A performing arts center planned for the World Trade Center site got a financial boost Thursday that improves the chances of the lang...

PHOTOS: WTC Spire Base Installed

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 01.15.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Workers at the rising 1 World Trade Center on Tuesday installed the first piece of the spire that will make the 104-floor skyscraper the t...

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.

One WTC Spire Making Its Way To NYC

AP | Posted 11.23.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- The giant spire that will top 1 World Trade Center is making its way to Manhattan. The spire is divided into 18 sections that weigh betwe...

Hurricane Sandy Blackout Video of Lower Manhattan

Untapped Cities | Posted 01.13.2013 | New York
Untapped Cities

After Hurricane Sandy swept through New York City at the end of October, much of Lower Manhattan was left underwater and without power.

PHOTOS: Rubbernecking From Brooklyn

Thomas Shomaker | Posted 01.05.2013 | Travel
Thomas Shomaker

Hurricane left the southern tip of Manhattan powerless and the views from Brooklyn were spellbinding.

Hurricane Sandy: New York After the Storm

Toni Haber | Posted 01.01.2013 | New York
Toni Haber

When I first started preparing for Hurricane Sandy on Sunday, I, like the rest of New York, had no way of knowing the full ramifications of this storm.

WATCH: Time-Lapse Shows Explosion, Blackout

Posted 10.31.2012 | New York

The Hurricane Sandy time-lapse video has finally arrived. We watched an Irene time-lapse last year, but it's safe to say that this video, created by S...

PHOTOS: Massive Flooding At Subway Stop

Posted 10.31.2012 | New York

Photos released by the MTA show extensive flooding at the South Ferry subway station in lower Manhattan, caused by storm surges from Hurricane Sandy. ...

Gerry Smith

Websites Scramble As Hurricane Sandy Floods Data Centers

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.31.2012 | Technology

As Hurricane Sandy made landfall Monday, the freak storm flooded data centers in New York City, taking down several major websites and services -- inc...

11 Years After 9/11, Students Return To Fiterman Hall

dnainfo.com | Posted 08.28.2012 | New York

LOWER MANHATTAN -- Students poured into the newly rebuilt Fiterman Hall Monday morning, nearly 11 years after the collapse of 7 World Trade Center he...

The 9/11 Memorial Tribute Walking Tour

Wicked Good Travel Tips | Posted 10.19.2012 | Travel
Wicked Good Travel Tips

Whenever I allow myself to remember the events of 9/11, I realize that even though we are approaching the 11th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, there are still unresolved emotions swirling in my soul. That is why on a trip to NYC last week, despite record heat in lower Manhattan, I knew a visit to the 9/11 Memorial would be a must.

Artists Find Inspiration in Governors Island's Past

Vera Haller | Posted 07.13.2012 | New York
Vera Haller

For all the changes on Governors Island, it is the island's past that inspires a group of artists who work there in a light-filled former Army warehouse. The juxtaposition of frenetic city life and island serenity is particularly appealing.

The Seaport: Two Centuries of Serving the Community -- What's Next?

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 08.11.2012 | New York
Kristi York Wooten

South Street Seaport's heyday began in the early 1800s, when it was a popular East River port for sailing cargo boats. Today it is still a popular area for New Yorkers to get together.

PHOTOS: New Pics Of 'Well-Dressed Groper' Who's Still At Large

Posted 05.11.2012 | New York

The NYPD has released new photos of the "well-dressed groper" who remains at large after a man was falsely accused and cleared of all charges linking ...