For some people, the terrorist attacks have been a gold mine
The ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is coming up in less than a month. Every year, the fallen Twin Towers have been memorialized with twin beams of light shooting up into the sky overnight; the "Tribute in Light" is organized by the Municipal Art Society (MAS) and has returned annually v ... More >>
The divine rights of an Albany powerbroker
When the city allowed Bloomberg pals Bovis Lend Lease to pick contractors to take down the Deutsche Bank building, which was contaminated by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, they got some lulus. John Galt Corp, named for the Randian superman, made a botch of the job, and its purchasing agent Robert Chiar ... More >>
By Wayne Barrett and Lucy JordanThe Voice's cover story this week, "Bloomberg's Biggest Scandal--the Deutsche Bank Fire--Should Be His Downfall" -- examined the determination of top city officials, including Bloomberg's longtime top deputy Dan Doctoroff, to ignore the risk of installing Bovis ... More >>
During its coverage of this morning's 9/11 ceremonies, WABC mentioned the building and population growth in the surrounding neighborhood. "58,000 residents call Lower Manhattan home," it said, "and building booms as never before." Downtown Alliance President Liz Berger was interviewed, and said "Who ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg notices that "progress on the redevelopment of the World Trade Center has been frustratingly slow," and in a Wall Street Journal editorial, suggests the solution is to first listen to him brag about how many rich people he got to live in Lower Manhattan just by showering them with mo ... More >>
A newly renovated downtown theater space offers a glimpse of projects in progress
Rumor has it that New Yorkers are stretched a little thin come the end of the month. With the average price of Manhattan apartments hovering over $26 bucks per square feet anyone not wanting to live in a closet, or Queens, can expect to spend over $3,000 per month for a two-bedroom. What's a renter ... More >>
The clash over exactly what story to tell at the ground zero museum
Bloomberg's wealthy-and-above-suspicion argument? Too rich.
The underworld's reach into the men who build New York's skyscrapers
Post9-11 Art reels in the past; an architect looks forward
Living where everybody's in the money and all of New York began
Insult to injury: Looking at the real problem behind the pseudo-solutions at ground zero
City Leaves Key Tribeca Project Unprotected Against Speculators
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Is Back From the Brink of 9-11
Could The World Trade Center Become The World Cultural Center?
Artists Meet Frustration at Ground Zero
Rebuilding Effort Could Secure City's Future as Bourgeois Playground
Will Any of the Possibilities Really Be Considered?