Governor Pataki, the last defender of the ground zero Freedom Center, pulled the plug today, citing “controversy.”
On the political front, this frees Jeanine Pirro and Ed Cox from their uncomfortable position to the left of Hillary Clinton. She had freely denounced it while they, bound to Pataki, held back.
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It started as an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, but a campaign by some 9/11 families to push the International Freedom Center off Ground Zero has gained such momentum that the museum is now pushing back. In the type of letter meant to head off official recriminations, center co-founder Tom Bernstein, of Read More
Long before the city’s cultural organizations were thinking about what they might do at Ground Zero, Tom Bernstein, the president of Chelsea Piers, made his pitch for a museum about freedom in a series of private meetings with city and state officials.
Mr. Bernstein had never founded a museum before; nor had the filmmaker friend Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C.-On inauguration night, the toughest ticket
in town was the Texas and Wyoming Ball, held in a cavernous, blue-bedecked
Washington Convention Center hall. Hundreds of Republican revelers-men in
tuxedos with big hats and women in ball gowns with big hair-crowded
shoulder-to-shoulder on the dance floor, awaiting a glimpse of their President. In a cordoned-off Read More
Some 100 members of the city’s power elite gathered in the pews in the old Board of Estimate room at City Hall on March 14 to plot the grandest and most ambitious public works project in more than a generation.
Ostensibly, the meeting was a coming-out party for the advisory board that Dan Doctoroff, Read More
Li Lu, a student leader in the Tiananmen Square uprising, has jumped headlong into the bull market. In January, he rented two rooms of office space on the 15th floor of 660 Madison Avenue, and, equipped with a phone, a computer and a Bloomberg machine, he got to work investing other people’s money, running a Read More