It's been eleven years since a group of murderous monsters destroyed a good chunk of lower Manhattan during the September 11, terrorist attacks, but a lot's been going on to remind their buddies that "we're still here, dickweeds!"While the enormous Freedom Tower is perhaps the most visible reminder ... More >>
With no politician willing to take charge, the 9/11 recovery has dragged on far too long
Voice cover photograph by Andre Souroujon, 2001This morning, the city will stop to remember the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks for the eighth time. Once again, relatives of the slain will journey to Ground Zero and the names will be read and public officials will utter condolences in lofty ver ... More >>
Last week Bloomberg demanded a sitdown with the World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein and Governors Paterson and Corzine to see about speeding up this Ground Zero rebuilding thing. It now appears that the Port Authority has its own plan to speed things up by cutting one of the five towers ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg is sick of this lollygagging at Ground Zero, and he wants a sitdown with developer Larry Silverstein -- and the governors of New York and New Jersey, who share responsbibility for the Port Authority ,which owns the site -- to git 'r done. Sheldon Silver also wants action: "I am fed ... More >>
Every so often somebody tells us that it's going to a take a while for the new World Trade Center to be built. It's now reported that a Cushman & Wakefield analysis of developer Larry Silverstein's plan, prepared for the Port Authority, shows the three new towers will probably not be completed until ... More >>
Good for the New York Times! Always trying to take a broad view (even when one doesn't exist, as Jack Shafer often points out), the paper weighs in on how the plight of Bernie Madoff's white-haired victims gives us valuable insights about the global meltdown with this morning's "Fossils of Larges ... More >>
There's a well-known journalistic theory that the press serves as a "watchdog" over the government. After all, what other non-governmental occupation is mentioned in the Bill of Rights? In the case of the development debacle at Ground Zero, both papers have plucked that low-hanging fruit gleefully, ... More >>
The basics of alternative 9-11 theories
Afederal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit charging that the city's Office of Emergency Management helped cause the collapse of Seven World Trade Center on 9-11 by storing diesel fuel for its emergency generators in the 47-story building. The Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein are ... More >>
Silver and his Albany pals mint hundreds of millions in corporate handouts without anybody noticing
It's anybody's guess whether and when the latest version of the Freedom Tower will be built, but the folks involved in it constructed an impressive edifice of spin at Wednesday's unveiling of the new plans. Comparing the rushed Tower redesign to the hasty reworking of the city's Olympic bid, Mayor ... More >>
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