Category Archives: 9/11 Community

Koenig Sphere moving to WTC Liberty Park, Port Authority says

The 25-ton bronze Koenig Sphere, a sculpture badly damaged in the terrorist attacks of September 11 is coming to the World Trade Center site — but not to its original home on the Memorial Plaza, where it remains unwanted, writes Irene Plagianos in DNA Info. Before year’s end, the beloved Sphere  will be moved to the new Liberty Park, an elevated park atop the Vehicle […]

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Street renaming for Court Officer Theodore Leoutsakos, who died of site-related illness

City Council approved a number of new street renamings last Thursday. One of them is for a member of the September 11th community, reports Christopher Barca in the Queens Chronicle. The corner of 29th Street and 21st Avenue will be named for Court Officer Theodore Leoutsakos who died of World Trade Center-related pancreatic cancer years after […]

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Heroic NYPD duo raced to get suspected bomb out of Times Square

Sgt. Hameed Armani and Officer Peter Cybulski were parked on Broadway near Times Square last night when someone tossed a suspected bomb into their vehicle. The device clicked and flashed. The brave cops drove away from the crowd, risking their lives to save the people in Times Square, report Paige Leskin and Chris Brito of PIX 11 News. ‘”I look around, saw […]

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