New York

9/11 Memorial and Museum Gets It Right


New One World Trade Center and plaza Original slurry wall holding back Hudson River No memorial has ever tried to accommodate so many opinions and needs as the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Its slow progress and occasional retreats were well chronicled in the news. Survivors, victims’ families, rescue workers, neighbors, local, state and federal government… Read more »

“Visit Hasidim” – A Personal Story of Life in Williamsburg‘s Hasidic Community


Freida Vizel, tour guide of Visit Hasidim  I had seen members of the easily identified Hasidic community strolling in Central Park in Manhattan.  A flight on El Al to Israel was filled with the faithful.  Thousands live in Jerusalem where we tried to engage their children in play but were shooed aside.  And in “The… Read more »