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9/11/01 Plus 8 Open Thread

I’ve never been one to drink before noon, but at 10:28 am on Tuesday 9/11/01 I did.  That’s when the North Tower collapsed and the enormous tragedy of that day sunk in. Comment below.

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Never Forget; Remember with Reverence

Our own FDNY heroes, Engine Company 205 / Ladder Company 118 “Fire Under the Bridge”, lost 8 men on 9/11/01 including 6 who died together in their firetruck under the rubble.  The photo of their recovered vehicle was one of the most poignant images of the attack’s aftermath. Now more than ever, as some choose […]

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Six Years On: 9/11 Open Thread

Tribute in Light, BHB Photo Club pic by dietrich via Flickr Some are saying it's time to move on, others are still grieving and want to continue to make 9/11 a day of remembrance. What do you think?  How have you feelings about 9/11 evolved since 2001? Comment below. Thanks.

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Rep. Towns Holds Court Over 9/11 Debris

Congressman Ed Towns, along with other members of Brooklyn's congressional delegation, held hearings yesterday at Borough Hall on the clean up and the long term effects of 9/11 debris: New York Times: EPA is Urged to Widen Focus on 9/11: Yvonne J. Graham, the deputy borough president in Brooklyn, said that of the $140 million […]

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Artist Talks Promenade 9/11 Memorial

Brooklyn Papers has scored an exclusive interview with reknowned British sculptor Anthony Caro regarding plans for a 9/11 memorial on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.  The idea was the brainstorm of local artist Phillip Ashby who approached the modernist with the concept. "I am very interested," he tells the newspaper. "I feel that [this is the […]

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Evening, 9/11, Five Years Later

A beautiful view from the Promenade, we never wanted. And so we pray. 

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Five Years Later the Heights Remembers

Now through Monday, the City, Brooklyn and the neighborhood offer many ways to reflect on the 9/11 attacks five years later. Go Brooklyn on Brooklyn Museum's "Looking Back From Ground Zero Nabe resident William McGowan writes in Newsweek "My 9/11 Response" NY Daily News: 9/11 Series  In the neighborhood, The First Presbyterian Church (24 Henry […]

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Local Man Pushes for Promenade 9/11 Memorial

The Brooklyn Eagle reports nabe resident Phil Asby an "artist and paralegal" is leading a movement to build a 9/11 memorial on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.  Both Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and the Brooklyn Heights Association's Judy Stanton have been "approached" with the idea according to the paper.  It adds that Asby has contacted […]

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9/11 Commission Report Comic Book

Slate has begun excerpting Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón's The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation.  In light of the the administration's almost surreal actions before and since the attacks,  it's strangely appropriate for the commission's findings to be outlined in this medium.  However, as the tragedy's fifth anniversary approaches, it's an opportunity to leave politics […]

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Heights Engine Company Heart of New Play

The New York Times writes about New York State Athletic Commissioner Ron Scott Steven's foray into playwriting. His play, about a fictional firehouse, is set in Brooklyn Heights. "Ron Scott Stevens sat at a white table in a rehearsal room on Eighth Avenue one night last week, pages from his new play spread out before […]

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