News & Updates


November 11, 2002 -- New York Times -- Ironworkers’ Job of Clearing Ground Zero Is Over, but the Trauma Lingers
The four men sat on a sunny sidewalk in Greenwich Village on a recent workday and ate their lunch staring at the steel skeleton of a building going up on West Third Street. One of them commented on how much easier it was to eat a sandwich in front of steel that was strong and straight and new, not molten and mangled and laden with debris. Continue reading

October 23, 2002 -- New York Times -- Ground Zero Cleaning Deadline Is Extended
Residents of Lower Manhattan who want their apartments to be inspected for cleaning by the Environmental Protection Agency now have until Dec. 28 to sign up, the E.P.A. said yesterday. Only a quarter of the eligible residents have accepted the offer, which had been due to expire today. Continue reading

October 23, 2002 -- New York Times -- Apartments Tested Downtown Are Ruled Free of Asbestos
The vast majority of the apartments in Lower Manhattan that have been cleaned and tested over the last few months had no asbestos contamination from World Trade Center dust, federal Environmental Protection Agency officials said yesterday in releasing the first results from the cleanup program. Continue reading

October 3, 2002 -- New York Times -- Metro Briefing | New York: Manhattan: Ground Zero Cleaning Deadline Is Extended
Residents of Lower Manhattan who want their apartments to be inspected for cleaning by the Environmental Protection Agency now have until Dec. 28 to sign up, the E.P.A. said yesterday. Only a quarter of the eligible residents have accepted the offer, which had been due to expire today. Continue reading

September 25, 2002 -- New York Times -- Few of Those Eligible Register For Cleanup Help Near 9/11 Site
With just a week left to sign up, only about a quarter of the New York City residents eligible to have their apartments tested and cleaned to remove leftover World Trade Center dust have registered, federal environmental officials said today. Continue reading

September 11, 2002 -- New York Times -- COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE: REGIONAL MARKET — Downtown Manhattan; A Big Victim Is Still Empty After a Year
Only the magnitude of disaster a few yards away could have eclipsed the painful story of the former Federal Office Building at 90 Church Street. Continue reading

September 11, 2002 -- New York Times -- THREATS AND RESPONSES: THE DOCTORS; Mental Health: The Profession Tests Its Limits
New Yorkers were hardest hit by the terror of Sept. 11. But they also lived in a city rich in the resources to deal with its psychological impact. Continue reading

September 11, 2002 -- New York Times -- THREATS AND RESPONSES: THE DOCTORS; Mental Health: The Profession Tests Its Limits
New Yorkers were hardest hit by the terror of Sept. 11. But they also lived in a city rich in the resources to deal with its psychological impact. There were more psychotherapists and mental health agencies per square mile than anywhere else in the country. Internationally known trauma experts taught at local universities. Continue reading

September 11, 2002 -- New York Times -- COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE: REGIONAL MARKET — Downtown Manhattan; A Big Victim Is Still Empty After a Year
Only the magnitude of disaster a few yards away could have eclipsed the painful story of the former Federal Office Building at 90 Church Street. This imposing one-million-square-foot Art Deco structure was handsomely renovated in the late 1990's by Boston Properties, which holds the master lease. Continue reading

September 10, 2002 -- New York Times -- THREATS AND RESPONSES: RESCUER’S HEALTH; Lung Ailments May Force 500 Firefighters Off Job
As many as 500 New York City firefighters may have to retire early as a result of ''respiratory disability,'' chronic breathing problems caused by their exposure to dense clouds of dust, smoke and fumes at the World Trade Center, health officials said yesterday. Continue reading