Ground Zero & 9/11, New York City
Mid September '06 on another beautiful NY day there was a farmers market next to the Path station.
Construction slowly continues(?) while birds fly over & take it all in.
It's safe now to stand near the intersection of West and Liberty street.
At the restored firehouse south & across Liberty street from the pit it's business as usual, except for all the tourists who wander in off the street to just nod and like me cluelessly ask "how's it goin?"
Around the corner on the Greenwich St. wall of Division 1 Engine Company 10 firehouse is a 56-foot-long bronze bas-relief memorial to the brave FDNY members who 'walked in and didn't walk out.'
Whilst walking through Greenwich Village I came to a vacant lot enclosed by a wire fence covered in ceramic tiles. Whilst standing there a council worker drove his van up and unlocked the gates to park his vehicle for the night. I asked him about the tiles and he said they are wired to the fence in rememberance of the 9/11 disaster. There is a tile shop next to the lot.
Location corner Greenwich Ave & W 11th Street.
We all know since 9/11 all the airports are on high alert. They will check everything. Remember....no knives....no blades (including shaving blades)....another thing it would help if you pack lightly....and alot of things in america are pretty cheap you can get razors and everything over here. So just pack clothes and if you have medicine you must take i suggest you bring it with you....just make sure not to bring any items that look like a weapon as they might think you are weapon.
New York is definitely a very liberal city with much to do and many liberties. Don't think for a second that you can abuse of us New Yorkers though, especially after the events of Septemeber 11, 2001. We've always been a tough crowd. If you misbehave, you may take a ride in this NYPD car.
So please come, have fun, enjoy yourself, and behave!
Standing on the edge of ground zero, 10 months after those terrible attacks, was a very emotional moment.