September 28, 2012
Lower Manhattan has blossomed from tragedy into tourist magnet in the years since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, a revival that's generating some growing pains along with celebration.
For local residents and businesses, the throngs of visitors have brought an economic boon and new energy to their stricken neighborhood, community groups told City Council members at a committee hearing Friday. But there also have been downsides: crowded sidewalks, overflowing trash cans and local businesses being pressed into service as public bathrooms. More.