World Economy

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Despite Atheists' Best Efforts, the Ground Zero Cross Can Stay at the 9/11 Museum

    The 17-foot-high, 4,000 pound cross fashioned from a column and a cross-beam recovered from the wreckage of the World Trade Center can stay at its new home at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, a federal appeals court has ruled. The decision brings an end to a lawsuit from the American A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Badass 16-Year-Old Parkourist Justin Casquejo Climbs One World Trade Center

    11:27 am: This post has been updated throughout. One World Trade Center has a security system estimated back in 2008 to cost at least $20 million (a figure that has since doubled to $40 million) -- "a state-of-the-art integrated security system that includes closed-circuit television, coupled with ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 3, 2013


    An alternative to everything

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2012

    Google and James Cameron: Asteroid Miners?

    Looks like Bruce Willis's mining team from Armageddon could be employed again. In a relatively strange press release, according to the Wall Street Journal, a new, fittingly named company called Planetary Resources, Inc. has teamed up with none other than the high officials at Goo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Mayor Bloomberg Slams Results of Port Authority Audit, Says WTC Memorial is Worth the Cost

    Mayor Bloomberg has slammed the results of an audit that called the Port Authority "a challenged and dysfunctional organization" with "ineffective cost controls," saying that the cost of the World Trade Center memorial is worth it for the sake of New York's reputation. "Can you imagine? If America ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Mike Bloomberg Contemplates Motorcycle

    This is something of a still life, but with people! Yesterday, our inscrutable Mayor Bloomberg was down at the World Trade Center, where a really fancy (and big!) motorcycle designed by Paul Teutul Jr. of American Chopper fame was unveiled as a tribute to the reconstruction of the World Trade Center ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Live: Don Fleming And The Folding Men "Remember" September 11

    Brad Cohan​ Don Fleming and the Folding Men Mercury Lounge Sunday, September 11 Better Than: Watching Terrorist Motherfuckers Destroy The World Trade Center As Don Fleming told the Voice recently, the Velvet Monkeys/Gumball/B.A.L.L./Half Japanese dude and superproducer moved to NYC in 1986 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    You Can Now Buy a 9/11 Memorial Flag to Help You Remember 9/11

    ​Guess what? You can now buy an "official 9/11 Memorial Flag," which will surely satisfy you in the case that you were looking for exactly such a flag to buy. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the existence of the flag, which will be flown at the State Capitol and at the entrance of the Nati ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 31, 2011


    Take a wild ride with the NYPD's drug squad

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    9/11 Augmented Reality App Lets You Put the Twin Towers Anywhere You Remember Them

    ​Brian August is a guy who believes in stories. For nearly 10 years, he has been mulling the creation of 110 Stories, a project that would bring together the collective memories of anyone who'd ever gazed out upon the World Trade Center from as far away as Jersey and Connecticut, as well as fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    City Not Budging On Ban on 9/11 Survivors at Ground Zero Commemoration

    ​It was reported last week that members of the World Trade Center Survivors' Network, who had previously been allowed at the annual commemoration of the tragedy, would not be allowed to attend the 2011 ceremony at Ground Zero. (Nor, for that matter, would any other survivors.) Despite public o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    9/11 Survivors Will Not Be Allowed to Attend Ground Zero Commemoration

    ​This year's commemoration ceremony at Ground Zero -- which marks the 10th, and will be held for the first time at the new 9/11 memorial -- will be the first to exclude survivors who escaped the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, reports DNA Info. The World Trade Center Survivors' Netwo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Barack Obama Will Visit Ground Zero on Thursday

    ​President Barack Obama will be in New York City on Thursday to visit Ground Zero, where Osama Bin Laden's September 11 attack brought down the World Trade Center towers almost ten years ago. Though no schedule for the trip has been announced, New York 1 confirms that Obama will meet with fami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    9/11 Video From Police Helicopter Now on YouTube

    The "secret-sharing" website Cryptome has released a never-before-seen video of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, as visible from a police helicopter circling 300 feet above the burning towers. The video was obtained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology as part o ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 22, 2010


    And it still has life more than 200 years later

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Downtown Mosque Poetry: "We Don't Landmark the Sky, But I Wish We Could"

    The city's Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to deny granting "individual landmark status" to 45-47 Park Place today, removing one of the final roadblocks to the Cordoba Initiative's plan to build a $100 million mosque and community center near Ground Zero. The commissioners' una ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2010

    The G20 Summit is Blowing Up Toronto

    ​Dress in all black, blow up a car, run. That's the general idea of attending the Group of 20 Summit this weekend in Toronto, if you're not invited to the shirt-and-tie party. As usual, the facist-hating environmental activists are causing a ruckus at the meetings where the world's most import ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 15, 2010


    Gunning for trouble in Bryant Park

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2010

    New York City Re-Opens Search for 9/11 Remains

    WTC debris at the Fresh Kills Landfill​On Friday, New York City is launching a planned three-month sifting operation at the Fresh Kill Landfill on Staten Island to search World Trade Center debris for human remains. In an e-mail to the families of victims, Consumer Affairs Commissioner Nazli ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 16, 2010


    Meet National Book Award winner Colum McCann

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    The 50 Worst Songs of the '00s, F2K No. 11: Darryl Worley, "Have You Forgotten?"

    F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here. Just another schmo who hoped that 9/11 would change everything...for his career.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Pantone Announces Color of the Year

    ​As the world economy continues to collapse and celebrities line up to off themselves, there's heartening news: Pantone has announced the color of the year! And it's Obama! I mean Sully! I mean burnt siena! I mean....(drumroll)...turquoise! "Why turquoise?" I hear sea foam green screeching ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 8, 2009


    Ashanti's got nothing on Diana Ross

  • Voice Choices

    June 3, 2009


    Sometimes the only way to get to love is through a tragedy

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Chocolate as International Comfort Food

    Despite the global economic downturn, 2008 saw record sales of Swiss chocolate. [BBC News]Meanwhile, in the fourth quarter or 2008, U.S. consumer spending on food dropped 3.7%, the steepest decline in the 62 years the Commerce Department has been compiling such data.[WSJ]The federal government has o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2007

    Children Exposed to 9/11 Air More Likely to Develop Asthma

    It was bad enough when the only known casualties of the EPA's lies about the safety of the air downtown after 9/11 were first responders, now add children to that list. Children who breathed the air downtown after 9/11 have increased instances of asthma as compared to other youngsters in the Northe ... More >>

  • News

    October 16, 2007

    Rudy's Pants On Fire

    Secret testimony shows that Rudy's stump speech is inflated, at best

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2007

    Scenes from Outside the 9/11 Memorial

    A lot of the talk during the lead-up to the sixth anniversary of 9/11 seemed to be about moving on and post-9/11 fatigue, but when you meet people mourning at Ground Zero, the wounds still seem so fresh. Natalia Sanchez, right, was 11 and Ana Sanchez, 7, when their uncle Alejandro Castano died in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2006

    Your Turn: Befriending a Terrorist's Mom

    In this week's Voice, Bernice Yeung writes about a woman who lost her son in the World Trade Center on 9-11 and ended up befriending the mother of Al Qaeda terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui. That's Phyllis Rodriguez, at right below, with Moussaoui's mom, Aicha el-Wafi. "I felt for her as a mother," ... More >>

  • News

    September 5, 2006

    Reprint: Terror Attack

    An eyewitness account of 9-11

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2006

    Marcher: 'I'm Left With Nothing'

    Sixteen-year-old Sadia Ali, a native of Pakistan, was among the throngs of protesters from Queens who gathered at ground zero in lower Manhattan yesterday, on their way to the big rally at City Hall. Seeking an easily accessible station, organizers picked the World Trade Center subway stop as a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2006

    911 on 9-11: "You Alright Up There?"

    The City of New York today released tapes and transcripts of 911 calls from the World Trade Center. A court made the city do it, but it also required that the voices of the callers be deleted. This protects the callers' privacy and their families'. But it doesn't sanitize the desperation of what wer ... More >>

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
  • News

    September 6, 2005

    9-11 Conspiracists Invade Ground Zero

    The alt.truth crowd takes its message to the memorial service, ‘The New York Times’, and a great big punk concert

  • News

    April 6, 2004
  • News

    August 5, 2003

    Bush's 9-11 Secrets

    The Government Received Warnings of Bin Laden's Plans to Attack New York and D.C.

  • News

    September 10, 2002
  • News

    February 26, 2002

    The Chosen One

    Journalist Daniel Pearl Was Killed for Being a Jew

  • News

    February 12, 2002

    Rebuilding at Ground Zero

    Will Any of the Possibilities Really Be Considered?

  • Books

    December 25, 2001
  • NYC Life

    December 4, 2001


    The Holiday Season is Upon Us. Feel Like Celebrating or Hibernating?

  • NYC Life

    October 23, 2001

    Spore War

    Dozens of Americans Have Tested Postive for Exposure to Anthrax. Having a nervous Breakdown Yet?

  • News

    September 25, 2001

    Working-Class Heroes

    Towering Losses, Towering Deeds

  • News

    September 25, 2001

    The New Terrorism

    How the Cold War and Its Aftermath Fueled Islamic Militancy

  • News

    September 25, 2001

    Local Is Global

    Bomb Plots in Manila, Mayhem in Manhattan

  • News

    September 25, 2001

    Naming Names

    The New York Times Blacklists 13 Writers after WTC Report

  • Art

    September 18, 2001

    Photo Realism

    When Art and Events Collide

  • News

    July 6, 1999

    Blame Game

    Role-Playing Microsofties Trigger Security Alerts

  • News

    June 8, 1999

    Jazz Listings

    Compiled by Ginger Adams Otis

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