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Astoria Characters: The Guys With the Great Garden

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.22.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

People stop and stare and hold their babbling babies up to the wrought-iron railing. It's not every day you see a koi pond on Ditmars Boulevard. Or a garden that looks as though it outgrew Architectural Digest.

Defining America's Exceptionality: The Unveiling of the 9/11 Museum

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Molly Alexander Darden

A nation's politicians and foreign policy do not define its people; ordinary citizens reacting extraordinarily define its people. My neighbors, friends and thousands of other people like them make America strong, rich and resilient.

A Cultural Reverie on the New 9-11 Memorial Museum

Bob Deutsch | Posted 07.13.2014 | Media
Bob Deutsch

The lower Manhattan site has been cleaned up and a new mega-skyscraper has risen from the rubble. Not yet so for the American psyche.

Grave Robbing or Archaeology?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Where does the idea of "desecration" begin and the idea of "important scientific research" end?

First Nighter: Bikeman, Thomas F. Flynn's Captivating 9/11 Memoir

David Finkle | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Because of the hell into which he was thrown with thousands, Flynn conjures moments reminiscent of Dante's Inferno. There are even echoes in his lines of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land. And what could be more understandable?

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 ...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - Remembering 9/11

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Twelve years ago we were hurt, wounded, scared and maybe even downtrodden, but we were never defeated.

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...

LOOK: The Heart-Wrenching Images Of 9/11 That We'll Never Forget

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

Twelve years after the Sept. 11 attacks, these images still resonate, reminding of the absolute physical and emotional devastation that so many people...

Rights To Iconic Name Sold For Just $10

AP | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. -- The public agency that owned the World Trade Center sold its naming rights to a nonprofit more than two decades ago for $10 and...

What I Want You to Hear in Tribute to 9/11

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

Today, may the gentle sounds of our whispered blessings rise up and join together in the September skies, covering our nation with a sheltering blanket of reverence, unity, and meaning.

Foreign Policy Wishes for Father's Day

Joel Rubin | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Joel Rubin

As a father, I question myself: what am I -- and what are we - -going to do over the next two decades to ensure that our children, when their time has come to lead, have a better world in front of them, just as we have had?

The Slow Death of Urban Grit

Justin Hernandez | Posted 07.28.2013 | New York
Justin Hernandez

There's always a sense of pride and happiness I feel whenever I return to New York after traveling. As I saw the Empire State Building illuminated against the nighttime sky during my taxi ride, I knew I was home.

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."

Feeling Lost on 9/11

The Minnesota Daily | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
The Minnesota Daily

9/11 is a day I will never forget where I was and what I was doing. It's burned into my memory and often replays at the oddest moments. In my mind, I always wonder what I would have done.

Eleven Years Later: Looking Back at 9/11

Marian Salzman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Marian Salzman

Whatever your position on American military involvement in the Middle East, 9/11 encouraged us to stand together and support anyone who was making a sacrifice for America

Breathtaking Shot Of The 9/11 Tribute In Light

Posted 09.11.2012 | Arts

Noam Galai, the guy behind the scream image seen around the world, is also an incredibly talented photographer. In an e-mail to The Huffington Post...

September 11 and the Triumph of Hope

Karen Dukess | Posted 11.11.2012 | Fifty
Karen Dukess

Eleven years ago this morning, my husband overslept and missed a train that would have gotten him into the city in time to attend a conference in the Marriott beneath the World Trade Center. Unpredictably, and for so many people with unfathomable cruelty, the minutes made a difference.

Prayer For What Crumbled On September 11th

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 11.11.2012 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

As we look to the past, we remember a day when towers fell, and buildings blew apart, a day when hatred seemed to have the final say, and we as a country were amazed at our own "failure of imagination."

The Global Search for Education: We Will Remember

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.10.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

We will remember the 2,977 people from more than 90 nations who were killed as a result of the horrific terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. More than 400 of them were people who responded first to the attacks.

The National 9/11 Museum: A Generation Needs It Now

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Steve Rosenbaum

The National 9/11 Memorial Museum deserves to be back on track with a firm opening date. It's importance overshadows a petty political squabble, and standing in its way puts the Nation's needs behind political objectives.

Rod Sheard on Designing the Olympic Stadium and Sustainability (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 10.17.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Common consensus holds that a building of a certain scale, unless something extreme occurs, tends to be an unchanging landmark. Not so, according to R...

'Long Island Medium': Client Connects To Father Who Died 9/11

Posted 04.16.2012 | TV

Theresa Caputo helped a young woman deal with the loss of her father during the 9/11 tragedies in New York on the latest "Long Island Medium" (Sun., 9...

'Man On Wire' To Perform Grand Central Stunt?

Posted 04.02.2012 | New York

Famous French aerialist Philippe Petit could reprise a Grand Central Station stunt in honor of the landmark's centennial celebration next February. ...

South Korean Developers May Change 'Twin Towers' Building Design

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

South Korean developers may be backing down from plans to erect two luxury apartment buildings that some say resemble the World Trade Center buildings...