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Tribeca: Profile of a New York City Neighborhood24:50
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As the rest of the world returns to some sense of normalcy, the neighborhood formerly in the shadows of the World Trade Center, Tribeca, continues to face enormous obstacles. Twenty-four hours a day, loud work crews continue to clear the debris from the World Trade Center. Troubling questions about the air quality in the region have many residents worried. Restaurants that used to be packed at lunchtime with World Trade Center workers now sit empty. This hour, we profile the continuing challenges facing Tribeca, "the triangle below Canal Street" — where life has decidedly not returned to normal.

Guests:

Lisa Kraft, 16-year resident of Tribeca

community activist;
Deborah Ortega, owns a small restaurant in Tribeca with her husband

This program aired on January 11, 2002.

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