Tag: September 11 (2001)

How Homeless Shelters Affect Property Values

Weather: Sunny, with a high in the upper 70s and a gentle breeze. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Monday (Rosh Hashana). ImageA shelter was proposed for the old Park Savoy Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.CreditTodd Heisler/The New York Times The Times’s Nikita Stewart writes: Nothing packs a community meeting like word that Mayor de Blasio wants […]

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Children of 9/11, Following Their Fathers’ Last Footsteps

They were just children when their fathers ran toward the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001. They grew up revering parents — firefighters and police officers — who were killed that day, or died years later from the toxic dust. When a reporter starts to ask them “How old?” — wanting to know their current […]

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Trump Says ‘It’s Crazy’ to Spend $13 Million Per Inmate at Guantánamo

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday night that “it’s crazy” that the United States spends about $13 million a year for each terrorism suspect held at the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and added that he would search for alternatives. “I know about that,” Mr. Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One as […]

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Prosecutors Disclose Taped Confession in 9/11 Case

This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — One of the accused conspirators in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks was secretly recorded at Guantánamo admitting he funneled most of the funds that financed the hijackers who killed nearly 3,000 people 18 years ago, according to transcripts […]

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Democrats’ Afghan Strategy Sounds Familiar. It’s a Lot Like Trump’s.

For 18 years and four presidential elections, Democrats running for president have felt compelled to lay out comprehensive plans for the future of Afghanistan, vowing to never again let the country become a breeding ground for terrorists who could strike the United States as they did on Sept. 11, 2001. Now, the candidates are racing […]

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The Rebirth of New York Fashion

ImageMarc Jacobs, spring 2020.CreditLandon Nordeman for The New York Times New York Fashion Week came to an end in 2001 with a Marc Jacobs show because of tragedy: The morning after his extravaganza on Pier 54, complete with disappearing walls to access the after-party and Donald Trump in the audience, the planes hit the Twin […]

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18 Years After 9/11, Giving ‘Light to the Fallen’

Weather: Warmer in the morning than in the afternoon, with temperatures dropping into the 60s. Cloudy and a 50 percent chance of rain. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Sept. 30 (Rosh Hashana). ImageCreditTodd Heisler/The New York Times It was hard to miss Harry Ortiz and his hand-painted denim jacket at ground zero yesterday morning. “Hey, […]

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Sept. 11 Anniversary: Giving ‘Light to the Fallen’

Weather: Warmer in the morning than in the afternoon, with temperatures dropping into the 60s. Cloudy and a 50 percent chance of rain. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Sept. 30 (Rosh Hashana). ImageCreditTodd Heisler/The New York Times It was hard to miss Harry Ortiz and his hand-painted denim jacket at ground zero yesterday morning. “Hey, […]

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On 9/11, New Yorkers Give ‘Light to the Fallen’

Weather: Warmer in the morning than in the afternoon, with temperatures dropping into the 60s. Cloudy and a 50 percent chance of rain. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Sept. 30 (Rosh Hashana). ImageCreditTodd Heisler/The New York Times It was hard to miss Harry Ortiz and his hand-painted denim jacket at ground zero yesterday morning. “Hey, […]

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Growing With Grief in the Shadow of Sept. 11

ImageAn image of Jake Campbell above his mother’s name on the south fountain of the 9/11 Memorial in New York.CreditDamon Winter/The New York Times When I was growing up, the only time I noticed that I was different from other kids at school was when their parents were around. One of my earliest memories is […]

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She Fled the 68th Floor. She’s Finally Dealing With 9/11 Trauma.

Kayla Bergeron can still describe that morning in matter-of-fact detail: She was dutifully working at her desk on the 68th floor when the building lurched. Someone ran in and said that a plane had hit — a small plane, she assumed. She realized it must not have been just a Cessna. And then how she […]

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A Firefighter’s Suicide, and the Latent Toll of 9/11

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Wednesday, the first day of a new state law requiring a moment of silence in schools on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Weather: Mostly sunny, but there’s a chance of thunderstorms tonight. The high may reach into the upper 80s. Alternate-side […]

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Families of Sanitation Workers, Unsung 9/11 Heroes, to Get Health Benefits

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] After the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center, thousands of uniformed and civilian city employees assisted the police and firefighters with the rescue and recovery efforts. Corrections officers helped people evacuate Lower Manhattan; traffic agents directed vehicles; […]

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The Twin Towers in Film and TV: A Tribute or a Painful Reminder?

It can happen abruptly, while flipping through reruns of “Friends” or rewatching a movie like “Armageddon” or “Working Girl”: a sight of the twin towers, dominating the New York skyline like steel sentinels. “I used to get so startled when I first saw them in repeats and old shows,” said Sally Regenhard, a skyscraper-safety advocate […]

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The Taliban at Camp David: Trump Says Why Not?

WASHINGTON — Since President Trump called Camp David “very rustic” — it was not a compliment — at the dawn of his presidency, the storied retreat in the Catoctin Mountains of Maryland has gone from an overlooked weekend option to yet another stage he has tried to use for maximum presidential effect. For visiting foreign […]

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The 9/11 Tribute Lights Are Endangering 160,000 Birds a Year

Every year on Sept. 11, two soaring beams of light turn on over Lower Manhattan in a glowing tribute to those killed 18 years ago. Observers looking closely can spot dots and shapes gathering inside the towers of light, moving, multiplying, wheeling lower and lower. These dots are actually birds, who are drawn to the […]

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