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Justice for 9/11
It was nearly 10 years ago that our lives were forever changed when two fuel-laden passenger jets, hijacked by Islamic terrorists, hurtled into the World Trade Center. Nearly 3,000 people died on Sept. 11, 2001, including 2,752 in the attack on the Twin Towers, among them 343 firefighters and 60 police officers.

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Hundreds of people, many of them young, exulted at Ground Zero after news of Osama bin Laden’s death.


At the scene of the crime,
hundreds join to celebrate

By Terese Loeb Kreuzer
First it was a spark, then a fire, and then it was a five-alarm blaze. The news was spreading on the Web, people were receiving alerts on their smart phones and they were tweeting like crazy; Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attack, had been killed in Pakistan by U.S. forces.

Are we safer now that bin Laden has been taken out?

Westbeth worries about transition to rent regulation
By Albert Amateau
Westbeth, the nonprofit artists’ residence in the West Village, is poised for a momentous transition in July from federal to city regulation.

Saying it’s not over, residents rally for a hospital

‘Bernie’s Blues’: Couple sell cherished memories for a song
By Stephen Wolf
An estate sale is like a treasure hunt all in one place, a salmagundi of wonders, dear but selling cheap. Caught up in the bargains and the hunt we might not stop to consider “the why.”

A big ringy-dingy for ‘Little Mish’
Comedian Lily Tomlin, at near left, with Eileen Johnson, director of the Little Missionary’s Day Nursery, will be one of the honorees at this year’s Sara Curry Awards and Benefit fundraiser on Fri., May 13.


 


Yetta’s got a gun; Claims she needs it for language school
By Lincoln Anderson
Yetta Kurland is sticking to her gun. She says it’s a “requirement” and a “responsibility” for her to be allowed to have a deadly weapon.


Finally, payback, but pain of lost loved ones remains

Families, pols and police on terror leader’s death
By Aine Reynolds
Osama bin Laden, leader of the terrorist network Al Qaeda, was killed during a raid carried out by U.S. forces about 30 miles north of Islamabad in Pakistan on Sunday. His death came 7,000 miles away from Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan, where nine years, seven months and 20 days ago, the World Trade Center was felled in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, which he masterminded.

Ecology center is giving merchants green to go green
By Aline Reynolds
East Village businesses are changing their light bulbs, cutting down on power consumption and taking other eco-friendly measures thanks to an environmental incentive program by the Lower East Side Ecology Center.

Board 3 is flush with issues at its monthly meeting
By Lesley Sussman
A petition drive is currently underway to give E. Fourth St. a new co-name: Ellen Stewart Way.

Crackdown on crowds and loud music in Wash. Square
By Lincoln Anderson
Responding to complaints about a recent increase in the music volume in Washington Square Park, on Sunday Park Enforcement Police issued tickets to at least three performing acts.

Talk about a book tour



ARTS

M is for the many things you can do on Mother’s Day

What may be May’s Downtown best
BY TRAV S.D.
As ‘Bowery Wars’ rage, Horse Trade eyes Under St. Marks buy.

Conference, revival mark 30th anniversary of AIDS
BY SARA M. SIMONS, M.A. & PERRY N. HALKITIS, Ph.D.
Theater community reflects struggles, resilence.

Love, War, Business
BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE
Three shows — three very different experiences.

Husband and wife tap into raw ‘Nerve’
BY MARTIN DENTON (of nytheatre.com)
Duo spearheading dual projects.


PROGRESS REPORT

Making the dream of Hudson River Park a reality

Our ULURP role will be critical on big development projects

Busy BID agenda: Filling stores to fixing up subway

Clearing the record on Center for Comprehensive Care

University surpassing city’s sustainability goals

Forging a strong coalition to block N.Y.U. sprawl

Mixing intellectual curiosity and civic engagement


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