Friday, January 14, 2011
By Jami Floyd : IAFC Blogger
9 year-old shooting victim Christina Taylor Green was born on September 11, 2001, and killed last Saturday.
As President Obama said, “here was a young girl just becoming aware of our democracy...."
"She saw all this through the eyes of a child, undimmed by the cynicism or vitriol that we adults all too often just take for granted," the president said.
He was right. For while I want to live up to Christina’s expectations, while I want our democracy to be as good as Christina imagined it, I am much older than she and it has become difficult to see past the cynicism and vitriol.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Infrastructure geeks, don't miss these gorgeous and moving photos by our colleague, Stephen Nessen.
Stephen's been up in the Freedom Tower as recently as last week.
WNYC began visiting the World Trade Center site in April 2010 and continues to document the construction of One World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial, the transportation hub and the people working on the site.
Check here to see the latest photos from the work site.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Both supporters and opponents of the proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero plan to take to the streets this weekend as Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.
The proposed development, known as Park51, has brought about significant controversy in New York City and across the country.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
The commission voted Tuesday to deny landmark status to a building two blocks from Ground Zero, which can now be demolished.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Newly released aerial photos show the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11 from an angle never seen before. You can see a slideshow of the images here.
The photos were taken from a New York Police Department helicopter by Detective Greg Semendinger. He and his pilot were ...
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Attorney General Eric Holder told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the decision to try Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in New York was a tough call and that, in his view, the government is more likely to successfully prosecute Mohammed in a federal or so-called 'Article III' court ...
Tuesday, October 01, 2002
Salman Rushdie, author of Midnight’s Children and Satanic Verses, comments on the importance of maintaining civil liberties during a war against terrorism and discusses a collection of his non-fiction writing, Step Across This Line (Randomhouse, 2002).