Bloomberg Keeps ‘Tribute to Light’ Brilliant Through Pandemic, Police Save Opposite, and Other News


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9/11 Commemorated During the Pandemic

As is the case with most of this year, the mourning for the loss of New Yorkers killed during the 9/11 attacks seems a little different: The memorial service marking the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attack is been reduced to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. In recent years, their loved ones of the nearly 3,000 victims have gathered on ground zero to read aloud the names of the dead. But during Friday’s service, a recorded broadcast of the names of the victims read by the family was played on the speakers. (There was a memorial duel, in fact: Mayor Rudy Giuliani he attended a live reading of names in Zuccotti Park instead.)

Meanwhile, the annual Tribute to Light, which falls in the sky from the site of the destroyed towers (on a clear night, it can be seen from 60 miles away), is almost not happening this year. In August, the 9/11 National Memorial & Museum canceled it due to the coronavirus crisis, citing the need for a team of 40 stage masters and electricians who worked closely for more than a week to prepare. the installation.

But former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Manhattan State Development Corporation have come in with offers to offset the additional costs of health and safety precautions and to provide additional technical support. The museum has been holding the tribute for the past eight years, and Alice Greenwald, the museum’s president and CEO, insisted in a statement that “this year, its message of hope, resilience and resilience is more important than ever. “.


Record Number of Empty Manhattan Apartments for Rent (and Other Events in NYC)

One hundred and fifty adult families – many of whom have disabilities – could be displaced by a refuge for the homeless in the city center to make room for residents the Mayor of Blasio decided to remove (under pressure from NIMBY) from the Lucerne of the Upper West Side.

The MTA will begin issuing $ 50 fines for public transportation riders who don’t wear a mask (and will also provide gifts for people who don’t have them).

Empty shelves along Columbus Avenue (between 67th and 77th Streets) will be ready soon shows art curated by neighbors in the framework of a so-called initiative Art on the Ave.

A walk around the Gowanus Canal, happening Sept. 12, will delve into the history of the waterway and its future (including federal policing and the city’s planned distribution).

In August, the Manhattan rental market the vacancy rate reached a record 5.1 percent, the highest in 14 years, according to valuation firm Miller Samuel.

A new report shows the closure of sales prices in nine Trump-branded condominiums abandoned 25 percent in four years, between 2016 and 2020.

Part of Waterfront Alliance Water City Day, the Southport Seaport Museum reopens tall ship Wavertree, a large sailing ship built in England in 1885, this Saturday. Nautical events take place in city quarters to celebrate New York City waterways and to highlight the imminent threat of climate change for New York.

Ahead of a City Council hearing next week on the challenge to the restructuring of the City of Industry, more than 100 protesters gathered outside the Chelsea home of City Council President Corey Johnson, organizing it to not support the complex plan of the sea to drastically expand its footprint with new retail and office space.

Completed in 1874, the Concert Grove Pavilion in the color of Prospect Park – designed by famous landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux – receive a facelift.

The Village Halloween Parade, an indispensable tradition of All Hallows’ Eve in New York, it was canceled this year because of the coronavirus – doing this only for the second year in the last 47 years without the juvenile procession.

All in one working day: A NYPD officer cast an opossum from the frame of a Manhattan office building Thursday morning.

A new pop-up-concert mini-series at Bryant Park begins Monday and will feature musicians from the American Symphony Orchestra.


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