The area that was cleared for construction of the original World Trade Center complex was previously occupied by various electronics stores in what was called Radio Row. These streets and stores were demolished in the 1960s to make way for the World Trade Center.
While the PANYNJ is often identified as the owner of the WTC site, the ownership situation was complicated after the September 11 attacks. The Port Authority did own a \"significant\" internal portion of the site of 16 acres (6.5 ha) but has acknowledged \"ambiguities over ownership of miscellaneous strips of property at the World Trade Center site\" going back to the 1960s. It was unclear who owned 2.5 acres (1.0 ha) of the site which is land where streets had been before the World Trade Center was built. In subsequent deals, the Port Authority gave some land to Larry Silverstein, including the land under 2 and 3 WTC in 2008.
Soon after the September 11 attacks, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Governor George Pataki, and President George W. Bush vowed to rebuild the World Trade Center site. On the day of the attacks, Giuliani proclaimed, \"We will rebuild. We're going to come out of this stronger than before, politically stronger, economically stronger. The skyline will be made whole again.\" During a visit to the site on September 14, 2001, Bush spoke to a crowd of cleanup workers through a megaphone. An individual in the crowd shouted, \"We can't hear you,\" to which Bush replied, \"I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.\"
In a later address before Congress, the president declared, \"As a symbol of America's resolve, my administration will work with Congress, and these two leaders, to show the world that we will rebuild New York City.\" The immediate response from World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein was that \"it would be the tragedy of tragedies not to rebuild this part of New York. It would give the terrorists the victory they seek.\" However, by 2011, only one building, 7 World Trade Center, had been rebuilt. The buildings that have been rebuilt as of June 2018 include 7 World Trade Center, One World Trade Center, 4 World Trade Center, and 3 World Trade Center. The original twin towers took less than three years from start of construction to be finished and five years from the beginning planning stages. However, given the complexity and highly political nature of the rebuilding efforts, they are often cited as an example of a successful public-private collaboration and are taught as a case study in successful negotiations.
The social center of the old World Trade Center included a spectacular restaurant on the 107th Floor, called Windows on the World, and its Greatest Bar in the World; these were tourist attractions in their own right, and a social gathering spot for people who worked in the towers. This restaurant also housed one of the most prestigious wine schools in the United States, called \"Windows on the World Wine School\", run by wine personality Kevin Zraly. Despite numerous assurances that these local landmarks and global attractions would be rebuilt, the Port Authority scrapped plans to rebuild these WTC attractions, which has outraged some observers.
The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was originally supposed to be relocated, but the most recent plans call for the church to be built in Liberty Park. On July 23, 2008, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reached a deal with the leaders of the church for the Port Authority to acquire the 1,200-square-foot (110 m2) lot that the church occupied for $20 million, and relocate the church. Officials reneged in 2009, leading the Greek Orthodox Diocese of America to sue the Port Authority for failing to rebuild the church. On October 14, 2011, an agreement for the reconstruction of the church was signed that ended all legal action. The ground blessing ceremony and symbolic laying of the cornerstone took place in October 2014, with construction expected to be completed within two years. However, in December 2017, construction was halted due to unpaid expenses. Work restarted in August 2020. The church fully opened for regular services on December 6, 2022, the Feast of Saint Nicholas.
The 1-acre (0.40 ha) park, measuring 300 feet (91 m) long and located at a height of 20 feet (6.1 m), has a capacity of 750 people. A green wall is located on the Liberty Street facade. A walkway from the pedestrian bridge curves along the park; egresses include three stairways, the pedestrian bridge, and a straight ramp down to Greenwich Street. Of these exits, a wide staircase is located parallel to Greenwich Street and directly behind the church. There are wood benches and a small amphitheater-like elevated space at the West Street end of the park. Finally, there is an observation balcony along much of Liberty Street and another slightly curved balcony at the church's foot.
Similar to many other local cities, the City of Riverside performs what are called Best Management Practices to reduce the amount of pollution reaching its storm drains.Regular street sweeping is one of the most cost-effective Best Management Practices used to remove sediment, metals, petroleum products, trash and vegetation which accumulate on streets.
The City of Riverside provides street sweeping on public streets in neighborhoods on the 1st/3rd and 2nd/4th weeks of the month from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Signs are posted on neighborhood streets for your scheduled street sweeping.Residents are required to remove their vehicles from the street during this time.Additionally, weekly street sweeping is completed on main thoroughfares throughout the City. Clean streets keep storm drains clear of debris, reduce the potential for flooding, and prevent pollutants from reaching the Santa Ana River and ocean.
The City of Riverside is committed to delivering the best street sweeping services possible. In our efforts to improve street sweeping, we will be conducting a 6-month street sweeping pilot program which includes the streets shown in the map below. During the 6-month pilot program, these streets in Downtown Riverside will be temporarily reposted. The reposting will include sweeping one side of the street on the 1st & 3rd week of the month. One side will be swept on the 2nd & 4th week of the month. The sweeping day in this neighborhood will remain on Friday and the street sweeping time will be in the morning from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Additionally, street sweeping benefits the community by collecting and removing debris (paper, leaves and other visible objects) that collect in the gutters. This debris can block storm water inlets, causing localized flooding during heavy rains that pollute the local water system. An equally important, but less visible benefit is the removal of metal particles, oil and other hazardous products left behind by passing and parked vehicles. Although virtually invisible, these particles can be extremely harmful to the environment.
The City currently sweeps 870 miles of streets. Street sweeping removes approximately 27 pounds per resident of debris annually from the streets and contaminants that would otherwise remain in the street and eventually end up in the ocean. For Fiscal Year 2009-10, 8 million tons of debris was removed.
The City of Riverside provides street sweeping on public streets in neighborhoods on the 1st/3rd and 2nd/4th weeks of the month from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Additionally, regular street sweeping is completed on main thoroughfares throughout the City.
The small claims division of a district court has the power to hear civil cases in which a party (the plaintiff) is seeking a money amount up to $5,000. This court also hears cases where the plaintiff is seeking return of personal property valued up to $5,000. In Virginia, these cases are heard in the General District Court.
Platted in 1869, the neighborhood attracted former slaves with its working class housing and employment opportunities at sawmills and docks along the river. In 2018, the neighborhood was designated as an Opportunity Zone, a new community development program established by Congress to drive long-term private sector investment into low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. By putting their money into these Opportunity Zones, investors can receive a variety of tax incentives.
All pleadings and mail should only be sent to this location. Only the Montgomery location is staffed daily. For more information about these facilities, and what you can expect when you arrive, read through our Participating in Court section.
DPW cleans residential and arterial streets using mechanical sweepers of various sizes. Between March 1 and October 31, sweepers operate along residential streets where signs are posted restricting parking during street sweeping hours. A $45 ticket may be issued for violating sweeping hours.
The Public Works Department is responsible for the collection of garbage, recycling and the maintenance of public roadways and storm drains. A fleet of trucks and equipment maintained at the Public Works garage enables us to provide these services. Public Works also has a Clean Communities Division funded through the State of New Jersey to help keep the roadsides clean. Other services include:
In order to reduce holiday associated costs, garbage and recycling will not be picked up on any of these holidays except on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day. When a holiday falls on a Monday, all collections that week will occur one day later than your normal collection day. For holidays not occurring on a Monday, should the holiday fall on or before your collection day, the collection will be one day later than normal.
As recovery from Hurricane Ian continues, the Postal Service wants to ensure customers receive mail, correspondence, packages, prescriptions, and other items. This information applies to any resident who may have been affected, but is particularly important for people residing in these areas: 59ce067264