On September 11, 2001, The Observer’s reporters worked to capture the dazed reactions of the city’s residents.
At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 11, at the intersection of West and Greenwich streets, a line of vehicles was forming: fire trucks, ambulances, dump trucks, tow trucks, city buses. Outside this convoy of city vehicles, city officials, police Read More
On September 11, 2001, The Observer bumped Michael Jackon’s birthday party from the cover to grapple with a painful new era for the city.
Spared the bombs and sieges that scarred nearly every other world capital in the 20th century, New York on Sept. 11, 2001, suffered the most catastrophic attack on American territory since Read More
Former mayor Rudy Giuliani was at the University of Arkansas over the weekend and he was (inevitably) asked about his plans for 2012:
Says Hizzoner: ”My concern about 2012 is — because I’m a Republican — to make sure that the Republican party fields a candidate that can win. And if I think that I can help Read More
Just when it looked like the controversy surrounding the Ground Zero “mosque” was finally behind us, a furor has errupted yet again over the developer of Park51′s decision to apply for 9/11 rebuilding grants from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.
The news first broke this morning at The Daily Beast, where writer John Avalon Read More
Yes, it’s true. (Or might be.) For years, fringe types have pointed to amazingly sketchy but entertaining evidence that the attacks of 9/11 were actually foretold by the beloved Fox cartoon. Nearly four years before 9/11, in an episode of the show entitled “The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson,” there’s a curious little Read More
As even casual observers of the financial press no doubt have realized, the second anniversary of the demise of Lehman Brothers arrives tomorrow. And the two years that now stand between that systemically terrifying event have done almost nothing to diminish the significance of the investment bank’s implosion in the Read More
Congressman Anthony Weiner fell into his “Mr. Smith-meets-Howard-Beale” act again yesterday, this time blowing up at Peter King and other House Republicans for killing a bill that would have provided free medical services for rescue and recovery workers who suffered illnesses from toxic dust at Ground Zero.
The $7.4-million bill was the subject Read More
Back in the bad old days of the cold war-when mutual nuclear annihilation was a policy option-a culture of secrecy arose in Washington. What wise observers understood even then was that while governments tried to keep secrets from each other, their chief concern was to keep secrets from their own people. Considering what Read More
Gaffes seem to be gushing as much as Gulf Coast oil. John Boehner’s antsy metaphor and Joe Barton’s apology to BP were heartfelt PR disasters. After his interview, General McChrystal was on his own, like a rolling stone. Last month, it was Carly Fiorina caught on camera mocking her general-election opponent Barbara Boxer for hair Read More