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06.05.15 Bucky Turco

Recently, the crack investigative team at NBC News reported on a food vendor who was selling ridiculously priced hot dogs to people outside of the WTC complex. He reportedly charged one tourist $30, a price which the person could have refused, but didn’t. Due to the media attention and faux outrage that even this site […]

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06.01.15 Bucky Turco

The shiny new One World Observatory at the WTC complex opened to the public on Friday. The sun was beaming down on hundreds of tourists anxious to get corralled along the building, and eventually to its top. Although ticket holders had scheduled times, the building was running way behind. It was around 3:30PM, an hour […]

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05.11.15 Liam Mathews

Last month we saw the elevator ride up to the observatory at the top of 1 World Trade Center. Now, via the New York Times, we see what the ride down looks like. Unfortunately, it’s pretty unsettling. In the video by the Hettema Group and Blur Studio, the elevator bursts out of the side of […]

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05.07.15 Prachi Gupta

The New York Times reports that, for the first time since 9/11, pedestrians will be able to walk the “the length of the World Trade Center site” this June. That’s because the costly WTC transportation hub, now long overdue and well over-budget, is finally opening to the public. The Times reports that the rusty monstrosity […]

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05.04.15 Bucky Turco

Since September 11th, the NYPD has maintained a security perimeter around its headquarters at One Police Plaza that’s unlike any other building in NYC. It includes the closure of smaller side streets and the occupation of Park Row, a vital 4-lane roadway that used to connect Chinatown to Lower Manhattan. For cops, the underutilized street […]

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05.01.15 Liam Mathews

A Viennese baker made a 9/11 cake to protest Austria’s two ruling parties (!?). That’s not a question; that’s what the cake is supposed to do, but why? I fail to see the connection between 9/11 and Austria’s politics. “Sometimes, you have to present an exaggerated view of the situation if you really want to […]

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03.17.15 Liam Mathews

Tech entrepreneur Minqi Jiang has a theory: in New York City, ambulances take too long to get to the scene. 9-1-1 calls run a relay, from call center to dispatcher to ambulance crew, and this inefficient chain costs lives. The median response time is 6.1 minutes, according to an Independent Budget Office study, but in […]

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03.06.15 Prachi Gupta

While most of the city has bounced back after the 9/11 attack, a four-block strip in Chinatown by One Police Plaza remains barricaded; visitors and residents passing through are required to show ID. Lawmakers, who have repeatedly asked the mayor to reopen the area to traffic, are taking up the issue again. WNYC reports that […]

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02.06.15 Christopher Inoa

New York City’s Department of Investigation has released a report blaming the Bloomberg administration for mishandling the upgrade to the city’s 911 communication system, which is reportedly almost $1 billion over budget. The Emergency Communication Transformation Program (ECTP) upgrade was expected to cost $1.345 billion, with the upgrade scheduled for completion in 2017. In the […]

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02.05.15 Bucky Turco

In the past 24 hours, the latest 9/11 bombshell ripped through the media: Zacarias Moussaoui, the so-called “20th hijacker” has claimed that members of the royal Saudi family provided financial support to the Al Qaeda operatives involved in the attacks. The French national, who is currently serving a life sentence in federal prison for his […]

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