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City businesses taking major hit during cold snap

Siteseeing bus

(Credit: The city's sightseeing buses are seeing fewer visitors due to the cold. (Anthony Lanzilote))

Frigid temperatures, snowstorm after snowstorm and harsh travel conditions are keeping New Yorkers and tourists away from many of the city's top attractions and hot spots.

From museums and parks to restaurants and entertainment locales, some Big Apple venues' owners and operators say they've seen fewer visitors lately.

One of the spots that's experienced a dip in attendance compared...

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One World Trade center to open in 2014

1 wtc

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After more than a decade of construction, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere is slated to leave its mark in downtown Manhattan in 2014.

While there isn't an official opening date set, 1 World Trade Center is close to completion and developers have said they are confident it will open sometime in the new year. Tenants who have leased space so far include Condé Nast, Vantone China...

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First tower on new World Trade Center site opens

Four World Trade Center

(Credit: A visitor to 4 World Trade Center checks out the view of the city from 68th floor. (Charles Eckert))

The World Trade Center's rebirth began Wednesday with the grand opening of the first tower on the 16-acre site.

Elected officials, residents and business leaders joined Silverstein Properties, the building's developer, for 4 World Trade Center's opening. Although the 977-foot building pales in comparison to its neighbor, 1 World Trade Center, which was officially named the tallest building...

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One World Trade Center officially tallest building in America

1 wtc

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The Big Apple reclaimed its crown Tuesday as the home of the United States' tallest building, while New Yorkers who have cheered downtown Manhattan's rebound since 9/11 couldn't be any more proud of the honor.

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced that at an official height of 1,776 feet, One World Trade Center slightly eclipses Chicago's Willis Tower's 1,451 feet for the...

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4 World Trade Center ready to leave its mark on downtown

4 World Trade Center

(Credit: Project architect Osamu Sassa stands on 4 WTC's 57th floor outdoor terrace. (Craig Ruttle))

A new and long-awaited chapter in downtown Manhattan's resurgence after 9/11 begins next week when the first tower of the 16-acre World Trade Center site officially opens.

At 977 feet, 4 World Trade Center may dwarf in comparison to its neighbor, 1 World Trade Center, the tallest building in the western hemisphere at 1,776 feet, but the tower's architect said its relatively small height doesn't...

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