Lower Manhattan Development Corporation

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Father of Firefighter Killed in Deutsche Bank Blaze to Shun Trial in Protest

Joseph Graffagnino Sr. said he will not attend the trial of three construction supervisors charged with killing his son.

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State Will Cut Half of Lower Manhattan Development Corp.'s Staff

The LMDC may continue to exist for another four to five years, but it will lose its large staff.

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Close the LMDC by 9/11/11, Residents Say

The LMDC agency should develop a sunset plan immediately, Community Board 1 members said this week.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Chinatown, Little Italy Too Tough for Tourists to Navigate, Study Finds

The groups unveiled a survey showing that many tourists have trouble finding their way around the area.

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Deutsche Bank Demolition Finally Reaches Street Level

All that's left of the former 41-story Deutsche Bank skyscraper is part of the basement.

Manhattan »

Drawing Center Will Stay in SoHo, Freeing Up Millions in Lower Manhattan Grant Money

The Drawing Center was once supposed to move to the World Trade Center site, but 9/11 family members protested.

Downtown »

Downtown Development Official Injured at Deutsche Bank Site

David Emil, president of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., broke his wrist as he was leaving the site Tuesday.

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Deutsche Bank Demolition Nearly Complete

The former 41-story building has been reduced to just a few rows of steel and concrete.

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Church Destroyed on 9/11 Begins Legal Action Against Port Authority

The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church plans to sue the Port Authority for the right to rebuild at Ground Zero.

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Mayor: Give Park51 A Chance To Make Case For 9/11 Funds

Mayor Bloomberg said Park51 should be given a chance to make their case for a grant.

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Park51 Applies for 9/11 Recovery Money to Build Mosque Near Ground Zero

The mosque and community center is one of 265 organizations that applied for funds.

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Downtown Arts Center, Pedestrian Bridge and East River Park Get $137 Million Boost

The Lower Manhattan Development Corp. voted on the $137 million in grants Monday morning.

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Titanic Park Reopens in Financial District Following Renovations

The park features a lighthouse dedicated to the 1,517 Titanic victims.

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Faulty Equipment Delays Deutsche Bank Demolition Until Next Year, Officials Say

Crane malfunctions and unexpected obstacles caused the two-week delay.

Downtown »

Downtowners Tell LMDC How to Spend $158 Million

The bulk of the money will likely go toward the WTC performing arts center, but the rest is up for grabs.