Mulino a Vino is opening at 279 Church St. with a sampling of high-end wines including a $4,000 bottle.
Some residents of 170 John St. worry the new restaurant will bring noise and crowds to their block.
The city plans to add new pedestrian plazas to Whitehall and State streets.
So far more than 4,500 people have registered for a stake in the $2.8 billion Victim Compensation Fund.
The sculpture damaged in 9/11 will go into storage at JFK Airport, officials said.
Four of Downtown's five zoned elementary schools have kindergarten waitlists, school staff said.
Michael White, known for haute Italian cuisine, will serve up American food in TriBeCa.
Taxi drivers and residents spoke at a hearing about the proposal.
After a crane dropped steel beams at the WTC in Feb., the city ordered contractors to lighten their load.
The NYPD's security plan for the World Trade Center would barricade off neighboring blocks to traffic.
New designs show plans for a new all-glass building on Pier 17.
Dozens of angry John Street residents attended a community meeting about the noise March 6, 2012.
Steel beams fell 40 stories from 4 World Trade Center in the Feb. 16, 2012 accident.
Residents are concerned about the noise and inconveniences the NYC Half-Marathon will bring.
The city turned on the new stoplight at Greenwich and Duane streets Feb. 21, 2012.
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