Timeline History

New York City History Timeline 2001 - 2010

Year Politics Historic Events Personalities Art & Literature Architecture / Buildings Finance Crimes and Disasters Sports & Entertainment
2001     Volume tops 2 billion .

Terrorist Attacks on WTC :On September 11, terrorist attacks destroy the World Trade Center. The NYSE closes for four days -- its longest closure since 1933 -- and reopens on Sept. 17, setting a record volume of 2.37 billion shares.

Dow's Biggest Point Slide :The DJIA plummets 684.81 points, closing at 8,920.70 - its steepest point decline in a single day.
Sep 11, 8:45 a.m. American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767 carrying 92 people, crashed into the North tower of the World Trade Center in NYC. It was enroute from Boston to LA.

9:03 a.m. United Airlines Flight 175, a Boeing 767 carrying 65 people, crashed into the South Tower of the WTC. It was enroute from Boston to LA.

9:38 a.m. American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757 carrying 64 people, crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. It was enroute from Washington DC to LA.
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2002 Michael Bloomberg succeeded Rudolph Giuliani as New York City's mayor. President Bush said he would sell Governor’s Island in NY Harbor to NY state and NYC for a nominal charge City That Never Sleeps
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    NYSE OpenBook:NYSE OpenBook® launches, a new market information product that provides off-floor market participants a view of the buy and sell interest in all NYSE-listed securities beyond the best bid and offer.

Sarbanes Oxley Act:The Sarbanes-Oxley Act , which aims to protect investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures, goes into effect.
Larme Price (30) killed 4 immigrants in 4 different all-night stores in Brooklyn and Queens.  
2003   Between 300,000 and 400,000 people participate in the New York February 15, 2003 anti-war protest.     NYSE LiquidityQuote:NYSE LiquidityQuote launches in a 28-stock pilot, disseminating executable, sizable quotes outside of the best bid or offer. Investors and market professionals can use this product to find greater market size and depth.

Rule 500 Eliminated:NYSE eliminates Rule 500, allowing a listed company’s board of directors to make the determination on the voluntary delisting of its securities.
Othniel Askew shoots to death political rival City Councilmember James E. Davis in the City Hall chambers of the New York City Council New York City's municipally-owned broadcast television service, NYCTV is founded.
2004     The new NYC MOMA opened in midtown Manhattan. Its new tower was designed by Yoshio Taniguchi.

The $1.7 billion Time Warner Center in NYC was completed. It measured 2.8 million square feet
NYSE Files to Expand Automatic Trading:On August 2, the NYSE files to expand the NYSE Direct+® system. If approved by regulators, limits will be eliminated on the size, timing, and types of orders that can be submitted via Direct+, significantly increasing the level of purely electronic trading at the NYSE.    
2005   Christo and Jeanne-Claude opened their NYC Central Park Gates project.     Highest price paid for membership:Highest price paid for NYSE membership -- $4,000,000.

NYSE Hybrid Market:NYSE Hybrid Market is launched, creating a unique blend of auction and electronic trading. NYSE Hybrid Market provides customers with more choices and greater flexibility in accessing the superior liquidity and best prices of the NYSE marketplace.

Seat Sales End:In anticipation of the NYSE’s transformation into a publicly held company, member seat sales officially end and are replaced by the sale of annual trading licenses.
Nicole duFresne an aspiring actress is shot dead in the Lower East Side section of Manhattan after being accosted by a gang of youths. In 2005 Christo and Jeanne-Claude installed The Gates, a site-specific art project inspired by traditional Japanese torii gates
2006   New York became the first city in the nation to ban artery-clogging trans fats at restaurants     NYSE and ArcaEx Merge.

Trading in NYX Stock Begins.

NYSE Group Acquires MatchPoint Trading, Inc.:NYSE Group acquires a new crossing system, MatchPoint Trading, Inc., a financial services technology company specializing in call market trading and technologies.

NYSE Group Buys Ownership Stake in Marco Polo Network.

NYSE Group Completes Acquisition of SIAC from Amex:SIAC (Securities Industry Automation Corporation) is wholly acquired by NYSE Group, Inc.
Jeff Gross, founder of the Staten Island commune Ganas is shot and wounded by former commune member Rebekah Johnson. Johnson was captured in Philadelphia on June 18, 2007 after being featured on America's Most Wanted.  
2007       President George W. Bush Tours the NYSE.

Record Volume Day:The NYSE handles its largest single volume day - 4,121,107,134 shares.

NYSE and Euronext Merge: NYSE Euronext is formed out of the merger of NYSE Group, Inc. and Euronext N.V. The merger marks a milestone for global financial markets, bringing together major marketplaces across Europe and the United States whose histories stretch back more than four centuries.
On July 18, a steam pipe exploded in Midtown Manhattan, causing chaos, evacuations, several injures, and one death.  
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