For a tour guide, 9/11 prompts new NYC narrative

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We were in love with our new apartment in New York City, especially the 300-square foot terrace with its panoramic views of Lower Manhattan. Because we lived on the 24th floor, it felt like we were floating in the sky.

A licensed tour guide, I was thrilled to be living in the heart of the historic Financial District. I had taken thousands of tourists over the years to the World Trade Center complex, where we would take the 82-second elevator ride to the observatory on the 107th floor and enjoy views that stretched 45 miles in every direction.

Life seemed

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Commission grants conditional approval to I-5 proposal

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The Oregon Transportation Commission has granted conditional approval to a plan to expand Interstate 5 through Portland’s Rose Quarter as well as build a cap over the freeway to allow for the redevelopment of a Black community destroyed when the interstate was first built.

Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the commission’s unanimous decision Thursday follows the recommendation of Gov. Kate Brown that the Oregon Department of Transportation pursue “hybrid option 3.”

That plan would essentially tunnel the freeway and provide economic opportunity for the region’s Black community in an effort to reclaim the Albina district. Supporters say the idea

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Covid Scotland: University students unable to travel amid red list hotel quarantine chaos

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Complaints have emerged that Corporate Travel Management (CTM), the company hired by the government to book hotel quarantine for those coming from overseas from countries deemed to have high levels of Covid, have not sent booking emails and are unavailable on the phone, leaving students unable to board flights without confirmation of their £2,285 hotel quarantine accommodation.

Anyone coming from a country on the red list needs to quarantine in a hotel for ten days after arriving in Scotland.

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Housing and community centre plan for Gateshead pub

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A PUB could be transformed into housing and a community centre if plans are given the go-ahead.

Durham-based charity Handcrafted is behind a proposal to give the Shakespeare Inn, in Gateshead, a new lease of life.

The charity helps people to develop skills, build confidence and “engage in positive activity” through practical training and creative activities, which it runs from 9am to 4pm on weekdays.

The organisation wants to put four one-bedroom flats on the first floor of the hostelry.

A leaflet distributed by the charity to near-by properties explained the proposals.

In it the organisation described how the premises

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Sunwing unveils its inaugural Best of the Best List, a curated selection of top travel experiences and resorts for the 2021-2022 season

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Sunwing unveils its inaugural Best of the Best List

The Best of the Best List is a curated selection of top travel experiences and resorts for the 2021-2022 season

The Best of the Best List is a curated selection of top travel experiences and resorts for the 2021-2022 season

The Best of the Best List is a curated selection of top travel experiences and resorts for the 2021-2022 season

TORONTO, Sept. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As part of its ongoing commitment to developing customer-centric content and offering seamless travel experiences, Sunwing has released its first annual Best of the Best List. Designed to help Canadians have the best travel experience possible, the new program will be unveiled every

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