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Handcuffed protesters seated on the sidewalk after a mass arrest near Union Square on Saturday.

With nets, spray and force, police crack down on march
By Jefferson Siegel
Police and marchers from the Occupy Wall Street movement clashed last Saturday in and around Union Square. More than 80 people were arrested, including passersby and members of the press. All spent the night in jail, many having been swept up in police netting on E. 12th St.

Fourth Arts Block cuts ribbon on renovated buildings
By Khiara Ortiz
Last Saturday’s FAB! Festival featured the ribbon-cutting “Curtains Up” ceremony for three multiarts facilities on E. Fourth St.

‘Low Line’ park planned under Delancey

Chinatown BID O.K.’d, but opponents vow to fight on

C.B. 2 angered after N.Y.U. goes to the media first
By Albert Amateau
New York University’s proposal that the city Parks Department take over two city-owned green strips on the east and west sides of the university’s northern superblock provoked conflicting responses from elected officials and Village civic associations.

State health agency, board hear debate on St. Vincent’s site

‘Rape cop’ cleared on drugs


Samuel Menashe, 85, poet belatedly dubbed a master

Abe Greiss, sculptor who fought urban renewal with Jane Jacobs


What my kids said to me is what I’ll remember most
By John W. Sutter
At the end of the day, what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, is a personal experience for everyone.

From the ruins, damaged beauty
Exploring catastrophe, before and after 9/11.


The Art of Remembrance
9/11 observed through dance, music, theater, art

9/11 examined, through art

Do we have fortitude to keep up war against terror?
By Ed Koch
In his address to Congress after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt said it was “a date which will live in infamy.” Nine Eleven is likewise a date that will live in infamy.

Artists bear witness to the rebirth of W.T.C. site
By Gerard Flynn
On the 48th floor of Seven World Trade Center, a group of artists have taken on the daunting challenge of documenting the reconstruction of Ground Zero in its many forms and through many different media since the 52-story building was completed in 2006.

Former MVP hoopster’s team wins one for the Zipper
By Lincoln Anderson and Tequila Minsky
On Mon., Aug. 22, the Stephen Mulderry Men’s Unlimited League held its championship game at the Hamilton Fish basketball court on the Lower East Side. The tournament’s namesake was a 33-year-old equities trader and top player in the league who died in the World Trade Center attack.

On the ground at the Trade Center as Towers fell
By Clayton Patterson
Remembering 9/11 is like viewing an avant-garde filmstrip with several deleted frames. Some images are absolutely clear but there is no continuity of information or connection to what happened before or what came next.

Will he remember? Trade Center was his playground
By Amy Dellasala
“Hey Mom, what was the World Trade Center?”



The Tiles

Memorial has become
the ‘Heart of the Village’

Mighty Twin Towers are laid low on a day of infamy

Disaster on an epic scale: ‘It looked like a movie’

Cheering the rescue workers: My month on the median
By Kate Walter
I saw summer turn to fall on the median of the West Side Highway where I stood waving my American flag, holding up handmade thank-you signs, saluting the rescue and recovery workers. 

Healing at Union Square

Losing the Towers, losing our sense of security in New York
Oh, it’s a long, long while from May to December. But the days grow short when you reach September.

I left Jane St., but that day will always be with me
By Patricia Fieldsteel
NYONS, France — A perfect Provençal morning. That was how I thought of it, then.

Snapshots of lives cut short

Haunting my youth — from Pakistan to Ground Zero
By Muneeza Iqbal
I sat in front of the television doing my homework. It was around five in the evening and I was startled to hear my dad’s voice as he marched up the stairs, hours before he usually came home from work.

After 9/11, learning to love cops and wave the flag
By Heather Fenby
“Die yuppie scum” graffiti covered this neighborhood back in 1988, when the Tompkins Square riot pitted squatters and homeless-rights activists against cops on a hot

Former firefighter recalls the ‘Miracle of Stairwell B’
By Gerard Flynn
In his studio apartment not far from Ground Zero, retired Firefighter Mickey Kross recently demonstrated what he did the morning the North Tower collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, at 10:28 a.m.


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