News & Updates


October 11, 2001 -- New York Times -- A NATION CHALLENGED: THE AIR QUALITY; Contaminants Below Levels For Long-Term Concerns
The quality of the air has become a matter of widespread anxiety among people who live or work in Lower Manhattan -- anxiety compounded in many cases by open disbelief in assurances from government and public health officials that the air, while acrid and sometimes smelly, is generally safe to breathe. Continue reading

October 11, 2001 -- New York Times -- Contaminants Below Levels For Long-Term Concerns
The quality of the air has become a matter of widespread anxiety among people who live or work in Lower Manhattan -- anxiety compounded in many cases by open disbelief in assurances from government and public health officials that the air, while acrid and sometimes smelly, is generally safe to breathe. Continue reading

October 10, 2001 -- New York Times -- Counselors Waylaid by Outsized Task
Catherine Masterson arrived at the armory on Lexington Avenue and 26th Street in New York at 6 a.m. that first Saturday after the terrorist attacks and spent the next 14 1/2 hours counseling grief-stricken families of the victims. She especially remembers how she coaxed a 9-year-old girl who had lost her father into talking about her feelings by giving her two stuffed kittens, one wrapped in bandages and the other wearing a Red Cross uniform. Continue reading

October 10, 2001 -- New York Times -- Counselors Waylaid by Outsized Task
Catherine Masterson arrived at the armory on Lexington Avenue and 26th Street in New York at 6 a.m. that first Saturday after the terrorist attacks and spent the next 14 1/2 hours counseling grief-stricken families of the victims. Continue reading

October 6, 2001 -- New York TImes -- A NATION CHALLENGED: BATTERY PARK CITY; E.P.A. Says Air Is Safe, But Public Is Doubtful
The Environmental Protection Agency has tested the air in Lower Manhattan more than 1,000 times and has concluded that it does not show dangerous levels of contamination. Continue reading

October 6, 2001 -- New York TImes -- E.P.A. Says Air Is Safe, But Public Is Doubtful
The Environmental Protection Agency has tested the air in Lower Manhattan more than 1,000 times and has concluded that it does not show dangerous levels of contamination. Continue reading

October 5, 2001 -- New York Times -- Levy Tries to Calm Fears About Air Quality Near Ruins
Trying to relieve parents' environmental concerns about schools near the World Trade Center, Schools Chancellor Harold O. Levy said yesterday that he would move his office to one of the schools, Stuyvesant High School, when it reopened to students on Tuesday. Continue reading

October 5, 2001 -- New York Times -- Trade-Off by Environmentalists on Rebuilding; Looser Rules for Manhattan Are Backed to Avoid a Bigger Threat: Sprawl
Corporate leaders and politicians who argue that New York City must rebuild Lower Manhattan as quickly as possible -- even if it means sidestepping or streamlining some environmental protection rules -- are getting support for their position from what might seem an unlikely quarter: environmentalists. Continue reading

October 5, 2001 -- New York Times -- Trade-Off by Environmentalists on Rebuilding; Looser Rules for Manhattan Are Backed to Avoid a Bigger Threat: Sprawl
Corporate leaders and politicians who argue that New York City must rebuild Lower Manhattan as quickly as possible -- even if it means sidestepping or streamlining some environmental protection rules -- are getting support for their position from what might seem an unlikely quarter: environmentalists. Continue reading

October 5, 2001 -- New York Times -- Levy Tries to Calm Fears About Air Quality Near Ruins
Trying to relieve parents' environmental concerns about schools near the World Trade Center, Schools Chancellor Harold O. Levy said yesterday that he would move his office to one of the schools, Stuyvesant High School, when it reopened to students on Tuesday. Continue reading