2012 Note: Everything on this page and on the posts to which it links is copied directly from the website I was writing at the time. I’ve only fixed a bit of spelling and taken out a bunch of long-dead links. The last six lines on this page refer to pages I’ve decided not to re-post, at least for now. If you would like to see anything listed here, please email me.
This page is a response to emails and calls from my friends and family around the world. It has my impressions and experiences being in New York right now and pictures and stories from some of my friends.

It is not inspiring.

It is not complete.

It is not necessarily accurate.

It is not formatted or pretty, and it doesn’t use Flash.

It’s just what I’ve seen or heard.


Day One Finding out, going downtown, watching it happen
Day Two
City tries to respond, beginning to hear from people
Day Three
Recovery ramps up
Day Four
Plodding on
Day Five
Dumptrucks and memorials
Day Six
Refugees and waste
Day Seven
I can’t write, but others do
Six Weeks Later
Still angry and sad
Better Days
Ivan and I visit the World Trade Center
Jugglers List of New York-area jugglers confirmed alive and okay


Other stuff that I had up back then, but it’s not mine (and many of the links are dead), so I’m not re-posting them.

Friends Stories Other people’s accounts
Tim’s Photos and Videos Tim skated down immediately too, only he took a camera
Christopher’s Photos 1 Christopher lived in Battery Park City
Christopher’s Photos 2 More photos of Christopher’s
Dennis’s Photos Wow.
Information Reference sites on where to get real information


These stories are also now archived by the National 9/11 Memorial Museum. To view through the Memorial, click here.

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The End of the Line

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A: Howard Beach/JFK, Queens

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Damaso and I were both in town ...

SIR: St. George, Staten Island

Monday, April 9, 2012 Spring break for the Salisbury (CT) public ...

3: 148th Street/Harlem, Manhattan

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 I read a bit of that Quran, ...

S: Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn

Thursday, August 11, 2011 Boy if I thought Damaso changing his ...

NQ: Astoria/Ditmars Boulevard, Queens

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 It’s been almost five months since our ...

JEZ: Jamaica Center/Parsons Archer, Queens

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 We take the J because we both ...

SIR: Tottenville, Staten Island

Saturday, March 26, 2011 Holy end-of-the-line, Batman, Staten Island is really ...

2: Wakefield/241st Street, The Bronx

Thursday, March 24, 2011 We pull a last-minute switcheroo on our ...

R: Bay Ridge/95th Street, Brooklyn

Sunday, March 20, 2011 Ooph. No beautiful glowing glass art at ...

L: 14th Street/8th Avenue, Manhattan

Friday, March 18, 2011 This trip feels oddly important. It’s the ...

1: South Ferry, Manhattan

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Sometimes, admittedly not as often as I’d ...

L: Rockaway Canarsie, Brooklyn

Sunday, March 13, 2011 After 18 years here, the cultural associations ...

6: Pelham Bay Park, the Bronx

Monday, February 21, 2011 We went to Manhattan. We went to ...

M: Middle Village, Metropolitan Ave., Queens

Saturday, February 19, 2011 Yesterday kids were playing basketball outdoors in ...

A: Inwood-207th Street, Manhattan

Thursday February 3, 2011 The idea had been hanging over my ...