In the 25th anniversary year of his holiday and what would have been the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s 82nd year, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. is remembered in 2011 with a memorial on the National Mall in D.C. and a Broadway imagining of his last night before his assassination on April 4, 1968.
MetroFocus spent several days exploring the streets around the World Trade Center site. We wanted to see how the events of Sept. 11 still shape people’s daily experiences. We scouted out Wall Street brokers, queried local shopkeepers and chatted with construction workers. Here are their portraits and their stories.
The following was adapted from Edie Lutnick’s book, “An Unbroken Bond:” In the days following 9/11, the country saw the ticker running along the bottom of the TV screen identifying victim after victim as being from Cantor Fitzgerald. The average person may not have known that 658 people died at Cantor, but they knew there were a lot. So, people sent […]
After watching the second plane hit the World Trade Center live on TV, I decided to go to St. Vincent’s Hospital. Doctors were standing on the street waiting for the injured to arrive. But the only people who came were exhausted firefighters who had suffered smoke inhalation. I visited those firemen in their hospital rooms. I later learned that few […]
The Department of Environmental Conservation released a draft of its report on the benefits and risks of hydraulic fracking in New York. The public comment period is on!
On Thursday, teachers and administrators began the usual routines of room redecorating and meeting new students. But for several charter schools that have just opened their doors, this year is all about creating entirely new systems. The founder of a new charter school talks MetroFocus through the grueling steps it took to get his school up and running.