Kristen Lombardi

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  • 8 years ago

    On March 28, Grace Perez, the long-time executive director of the Violence Intervention Program, spotted the e-mail in her in-box. She was about to drive the 65 miles from her home in upstate New York to East Harlem, where she had built up a bilin...

  • 8 years ago

    Andrew Berman is standing beneath the iconic arch in Washington Square Park, facing south toward Lower Manhattan. Not so long ago, the leader of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation would come to this spot to take in the downtow...

  • 8 years ago

    By the time Steven, a 16-year Washington Heights resident and former Wall Street broker, had climbed the stairs to his apartment—4D—the smell had grown so strong it consumed the hallway. Jingling his keys, Steven, 62, paused and said, as...

  • 9 years ago

    More than five years have passed since John Feal arrived in lower Manhattan on the day after the September 11 terrorist attacks to help in the recovery effort and, as he drives toward ground zero, he's starting to sweat. Happens every time he retu...

  • 9 years ago

    On a snowy Tuesday in late February, Skip Blumberg stood outside the five-foot-tall metal fence that surrounds City Hall Park, the green oasis nestled downtown between Broadway, Chambers, and Centre streets. Blumberg was peering through padlocked ...

  • 9 years ago

    Chuck Schumer was late. It was September 8, 2006, three days before the fifth anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, and the usual faces of New York's congressional delegation had gathered yet again for a hearing to attract attention to the "l...

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