Posts Tagged ‘memorial’

Organizing the Chaos, Post-9/11

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

02_OTDTSliderThurs Union worker leads NYC memorial ride to honor first responders, returning vets   Most New Yorkers have vivid recollections of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. But for Gregg Nolan, then a foreman with Local 15 of the International Union of Operating Engineers, the images of working down at Ground Zero are indelibly etched [&hellip
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South Village Mourns Jessica Dworkin After Scooter Death

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

dt_dworkin_flier   By Paul Bisceglio The South Village lost an iconic friend last week in a gruesome accident along Sixth Avenue. Jessica Dworkin, 58, was struck by a tractor-trailer and dragged for two blocks under its wheels. Dozens of pedestrians witnessed the collision. On the morning of Aug. 27, Dworkin began to cross Sixth Avenue on [&hellip
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On 9/11, No Speeches Makes No Sense

Written by Christopher Moore on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

chris Why Cuomo, Bloomberg and even Christie should be talking that day The plan for this year’s 9/11 commemoration sounds an awful lot like last year’s, especially since word came down that no public officials will deliver remarks. No speeches, especially anything deemed “political,” shall mar the reading of the names of those lost on that [&hellip
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Remembering 9/11

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts & Film

10th anniversary tributes and memorials For the last decade, the end of summer has meant one thing to New Yorkers, even subconsciously: the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Hard to believe, but this year marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, and New Yorkers still haven’t forgotten. Whether they’re celebrating the memory of the [&hellip
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It Still Takes a Village

Written by admin on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

How could I not begin with an account of the seventh annual 9/11 memorial service, held around a memorial tree opposite 530 E. 84th St.? Thankfully arranged since 2002 by former East 84th Street Block Association president Judith Cutler, more than a dozen people reverently gathered there one windy, rainy morning. Assembly Member Micah Kellner [&hellip
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SO LONG, SPEEDIE

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

It is a memorial unlike most, decorated with the standard flowers and photography, as well as reflectors and spare parts. Chained to the tree barrier outside Malachy’s pub on West 72nd Street near Columbus Avenue, the memorial dedicates the spot where “Speedie,” a Free Spirit-brand bicycle, was stolen on July 27. Bike owner Betsy Johnson, [&hellip
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