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  1. 1. WEEKEND NEW YORK September 9-11, 2011 #1 FREE DAILY NEWSPAPER IN NEW YORK CITY We remember {pages 08-14} Inside: Memorial poster honoring 9/11 victims THOMAS E. FRANKLIN/THE RECORD (BERGEN CO. NJ)/GETTY IMAGESNEW YORK Interview: Sally LaPointe shows Reviews: BCBG Max Azria andFASHION WEEK her softer side Richard Chai {page 27}
  2. 2. www.metro.us02 new york NYC’s #1 FREE DAILY WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2011 Gone, not forgotten:1 NYPD honors fallen Officers’ family members given special medallions Children of 9/11 mourn parents lost Zadroga family: There’s still work to be done This Thursday, the New York Police Department a great man, a hero.” “It was hard growing up EMILY ANNE EPSTEIN/METRO honored the officers killed without her,” said Patricia on Sept. 11, 2001 with a Smith, 12, who lost her somber ceremony at Lin- mother, Officer Moira coln Center. Smith, nearly 10 years ago. After brief remarks, Twenty-three officers Mayor Michael Bloomberg were killed on Sept. 11, but and Police Commissioner the 50 police officers who Raymond Kelly handed me- died of illnesses contracted METRO morial medallions to fami- after working at Ground LIVE BLOGS ly members of those offi- Zero were also honored. FROM cers who have passed away. Jim Ryan accepted the GROUND After each name was medallion on behalf of his ZERO: read, it was met with a pro- brother, Sergeant Michael found applause. W. Ryan, who died in 2007.WWW.METRO.US Joel Perry, who lost his “It’s great that we’re /911 brother, Police Officer John honoring them, but Perry, in the attacks, took they’re not out of ourMetro will be his daughter on stage to ac- thoughts or our memo-providing continuous cept the medallion. ries,” he said.Sept. 11 coverage all “I never met him,” saidweekend long and Autumn Perry, 12, of her EMILY ANNE EPSTEINlive blogging from uncle. “But I know he was emily.epstein@metro.usthe World TradeCenter on Sundayfor the 10-yearmemorial service. Clock is ticking “I was shocked they didn’t include the cancers,” said Joseph Zadroga, father of James Zadroga, the first ONLINE emergency responder to TODAY die of illnesses related to Ground Zero exposure, and Casey Ryan, 11, honored her father, Sergeant Michael W. Ryan, who died in 2007 after for whom the Zadroga Act working at Ground Zero. “I miss him,” she said. “But we can never be separated.” WWW.METRO.US/ MIXTAPE was named. Cancer is not THE EMERGENCE covered under the Zadroga OF A ROCK RECLUSE Act. Zadroga stands at Even though it’s been ten right, with his wife, Linda, “I liked being up “As you know, our “If he were here years since 9/11, first re- and son’s daughter, Taylor sponders are still fighting Ann Zadroga. there to represent losses did not end today, I would tell WWW.METRO.US/ THEWORD for health care coverage “They’re making them wait her. I felt proud.” on 9/11.” him that I love him.” TERESA GIUDICE’S for illnesses they say they years for help, but they’re PATRICIA SMITH, OF HER MOTHER, RAY KELLY, CASEY RYAN, OF HER FATHER, VOW RENEWAL OFFICER MOIRA SMITH NYPD COMMISSIONER SERGEANT MICHAEL W. RYAN contracted at Ground Zero. not going to live that long.” WWW.METRO.US/ ORANGE EXTRA GUM GOES ALL WILLY WONKA Politician demands probe Tales of a piece available for purchase on Gothamist, over arrest of fellow pol rape trial called “Confessions of a ‘Rape Cop’ Juror.” NEW YORK. Harlem Council- Councilman Jumaane NEW YORK. Patrick The 70-page e-book man Robert Jackson, co- Williams was arrested at Kirkland, a juror in the tri- describes private jury con- chair of the City Council’s the West Indian Day pa- al of two NYPD officers ac- versations, including specu- Black, Latino and Asian rade. Williams called the cused of rape, said he met lation that any sex might Caucus, said Thursday he arrest racial profiling, but with accused rapist have been consensual. will ask for a formal inves- Mayor Michael Bloomberg Kenneth Moreno after ac- Moreno whispered “thank tigation into the NYPD’s chalked it up to a “misun- Williams quitting him. The juror is you,” writes Kirkland in the actions when Brooklyn derstanding.” METRO/AB now telling all in a new tell-all. METRO/AB
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  4. 4. www.metro.us04 new york NYC’s #1 FREE DAILY WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2011It’s Metro Ready to rumble This Saturday at 11:30 a.m., three MetroChallenge Challenge winners will participate in the first-ever Civilian Military Combine, a race and obstacle course to honor the victims of theweekend! Sept. 11 attacks. For the past month, our challengers have been meeting at 7 a.m. every day to train for the race at CrossFit gym in the After more than a month of daily Flatiron District. Metro asked our three winnerstraining, Saturday is the big day how they’re feeling the day before the race, esti- The Metro Challenge trio will begin the seven-mile run up Camelback Mountain in the Grueling uphill race Metro’s mated to take two hours Poconos, followed by an obstacle course, including a rope wall. Members of the armed forces, plus members of the FDNY and NYPD, will also run for those killed on 9/11 to complete. METRO Esther Carpenter Esther raised money for Sean Smith Sean is running for his Robert Hawthorn Rob is running in memory the NY Firefighters Burn cousin, who died on 9/11: of his friend, Chris Woden- Center Foundation: shek, a Cantor Fitzgerald “I hope I’m prepared for the employee who died on “What a wonderful oppor- race. I know that what I 9/11. He raised money for tunity this has turned out probably will endure dur- the Semper Fi Fund: to be! A month ago I would ing the race tomorrow is never have felt confident nowhere near the pain and “Knowing how to properly enough to complete this suffering that my family condition myself for this race. But (training) has and friends I lost 10 years race gives me that much- strengthened me both ago went through during needed confidence for Sat- physically and mentally.” their final moments.” urday.” Know Your Options, Know Your Risks for Gynecologic Cancers Presented by NYU Cancer Institute, an NCI-designated Cancer Center In recognition of Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, this program will shed light on women-centric cancers such as cervical, endometrial and ovarian. Our panel of experts will create a forum for a comprehensive discussion, examining the role of risk factors, prevention strategies, diagnosis and treatment options for these particular cancers affecting women across the globe. Lifestyle decisions, hereditary risks and updates in targeted therapies will all be discussed, in addition to exploring exciting new research studies just on the horizon. Stephanie V. Blank, MD Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics Thursday, September 15, 2011 and Gynecology 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM CityMD... your health is important AND so is your time Leslie R. Boyd, MD 550 First Avenue (at 31st Street) Assistant Professor Alumni Hall A Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology RSVP requested. Please visit or call 212-263-2266. Bhavana Pothuri, MD Please provide your name, Assistant Professor phone number, the name of the lecture Department of Obstetrics and number of people attending. and GynecologyCOME IN FOR A FIRST AID KIT! WWW.CITYMD.NET Moderator, John Curtin, MD Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology NYCUl CityMD Contact Info
  5. 5. news NYC’s #1 FREE DAILY WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2011 05Jobs plan includes 100 million JOE RAEDLE/GETTY IMAGES Business. Google activetax cuts, spending users on Twitter SAN FRANCISCO. Only about Obama hopes American Jobs Act will be OK’d by end half of Twitter’s 200 million-plus registeredof the year Says it’s time to end the ‘political circus’ members log on daily, but the microblogging websitePresident Barack Obama vest and hire there will be is chalking up growth of Quotedsaid on Thursday the Unit- customers for their prod- 40 percent every quartered States faces a “national ucts and services. You in mobile device usage,crisis” and pressed Con- “It’s a major should pass this jobs plan Chief Executive Dick Cos-gress to urgently pass a leadership moment right away,” Obama said in tolo said on package of tax cuts for Obama. He’s a televised speech. Twitter, one of a coterieand government spending running out of Taking aim at Republi- of Internet social network-he is proposing to revive cans who have consistently ing services like Facebookthe stalled economy. months before opposed his initiatives, and Google Inc.’s The cost of Obamas voters settle in on Obama said it was time to While much of Zagat’s content is free and available embryonic “Google+”, is to anyone, some content remains behind a paywall andplan would be $447 billion, whether his “stop the political circus it was unclear if Google would remove it. gearing up for a hotly an-a Senate Democratic aide and actually do something ticipated initial public of-told Reuters. presidency has to help the economy.” fering. But Costolo told re- With his poll numbers failed.” Obama, who pushed porters they would do soat new lows amid voterfrustration with 9.1 per- TERRY MADONNA, POLITICAL SCIENTIST AT FRANKLIN AND through an $800 billion economic stimulus package Zagat bought by Google only on their own terms. “We want to be able tocent unemployment, Oba- MARSHALL COLLEGE in 2009, said his American remain independent, growma was poised to use a Jobs Act would cut taxes for Google Inc. has bought Zagat, the popular dining the business the way wehigh-stakes address to Con- hill fight with Republicans. workers and businesses and recommendations and ratings authority. Zagat, want to and not be behold-gress to pitch a sweeping “It will provide a jolt to put more construction which polls consumers and compiles reviews about en to public markets untileconomic plan that is criti- an economy that has workers and teachers on restaurants around the world, will be a cornerstone we feel like we want tocal to his re-election stalled and give companies the job through infrastruc- of Google’s “local offering” in tandem with its be,” Costolo said atchances but he faces an up- confidence that if they in- ture projects. REUTERS mapping services and core search engine. REUTERS Twitter’s offices. REUTERS DON’T ASSUME IT WAS LEFT BY ACCIDENT. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. TELL A COP OR AN MTA EMPLOYEE OR CALL 1-888-NYC-SAFE. Funding provided by grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  6. 6. 06 news NYC’s #1 FREE DAILY WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2011Fashion icon is fined PASCAL LE SEGRETAIN/GETTY IMAGESfor anti-semitic slurs John Galliano has been convicted by a French court for statementsdisparaging Jews Analysis: Can the ex-Dior head continue his career?6,000 euros — that’s the “An icon has been de-price disgraced fashion de- bunked, and it was all his What’s next? by the number of sympa-signer John Galliano will fault,” reacted Yves Bed- thetic stories about hishave to pay for anti- douk, attorney of one of In fashion, timing is downfall, the answer is yes.semitic slurs uttered at the the victims. “And that’s the everything. So the irony is He may never head anotherLa Perle bar in Paris. real price for him.” lost on no one that John couture house, but the ma- The court decided to Hamelle thanked the Galliano’s guilty verdict for jority of the fashion world’s“impose on him a penalty court at the Palais de Jus- a series of racist rants was top editors, stylists and cor-of a suspended fine, so the tice. “The court here took announced on the first day porates will forgive him.fine will not actually have into account ... the fact that of the Spring/Summer ‘12 Many already have, comingto be paid,” his lawyer, Au- he was sick at the time of ready-to-wear shows. to his defense with soundrelien Hamelle, said on the event of a triple addic- bites about how he isn’tThursday. The former cre- tion to alcohol. Now Mr. This happened just days normally an anti-Semite (isative director for the Dior Galliano is ... looking for- after Karl Lagerfeld en- it possible to turn that onfashion house will, howev- ward to the future and hope dorsed Marc Jacobs as Gal- and off?)er, have to pay a symbolic that people will, with time, liano’s replacement at Dior And presumably, shoppersone-euro fine to each of understand and forgive.” in an exclusive interview will pardon him too. Histhe victims who have been with Metro. Clearly, fashion wedding dress for Kateinsulted and to each of the AURÉLIE SARROT has moved on. Moss, featured in American John Galliano walks the runway for Christian Dior duringfive local associations that But the question is, will Gal- Vogue, was a blogosphere the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011.took civil action. METRO WORLD NEWS IN PARIS liano do the same? Judging hit. MWN/KH FBI raids pressure on the Obama administration, which US solar championed Solyndra as being at the forefront of ON THE WEBSITE start-up solar technology when President Obama visited LOS ANGELES. FBI agents RIGHT NOW searched the offices of the firm’s facility in 2010. The FBI said it was A PENTHOUSE WITH A Solyndra, the U.S. solar searching for materials, PURPOSE: METRO TOURED start-up that received mil- including documents, but A SOLAR HOUSE BUILT BY CCNY STUDENTS. SEE WHY lions of dollars in federal did not offer specifics. THIS CUTTING-EDGE URBAN loan guarantees before DOE officials confirmed DWELLING COULD WIN A filing for bankruptcy this the search but also NATIONAL SOLAR week. declined to give any addi- DECATHLON. The search Thursday tional information. comes amid intensifying REUTERS
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  8. 8. 08 9/11: 10 YEARS LATER WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2011MESSAGES OFREMEMBRANCE Words matter Those of ordinary Americans have filled Metro’s pages as we mark the10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks But at times of national crisis, it is often the words of ALEX WIGGLESWORTHour leaders that matter most Here, they reflect on a decade that changed America FROM POLITICAL LEADERS “This Sunday, as we put patriotism ahead of reflect back on the past, partisanship, there is no let us remember not only challenge that this coun- the agony and anguish of try can’t meet. That –“[Sept. 11] is very compli- attack on the twin towers the attacks but how we that is the ultimatecated because it was the and on Washington and channeled our pain into lesson of our past decade.worst day in my life, over the skies of Pa. hap- something positive and And I believe the “As we approach the 10th responsibility, and every-worst day in the life of my pened. ... It is a defining powerful. Let us remem- ultimate way we can anniversary of the Sept. one plays an importantcity — to some extent, I event for us; and right ber not only the day that honor those we lost is to 11, 2001, terrorist role in helping to keepimagine, the country or now, as we enter into the time stood still — but the apply that lesson to all attacks, the safety and se- our communities safepretty close to the worst second decade of the 21st decade we have spent re- the challenges our curity of the American and secure. We remindday for the country. And century, it’s the most covering, rebuilding and nation faces. So that the public remains our high- our federal, state [and] lo-in some ways it was the defining event — and it’s renewing. Let us remem- legacy of 9/11 will be felt est priority. While threats cal partners, and the pub-greatest day, the most glo- had tremendous implica- ber not only how the not just here in Lower remain, our nation is lic, to remain vigilant andrious day because of the tions for us, and it’s hav- towers fell, but how we Manhattan but across stronger than it was on to report any suspiciousdisplay of bravery and for- ing implications for us rose up – determined to each and every one of 9/11, more prepared to activity to local lawtitude and strength that that we still don’t quite defend our freedoms. our 50 states for decades confront evolving threats enforcementpeople showed. ... Every- understand.” And let us remember and centuries to come.” and more resilient than authorities.”one remembers where RUDOLPH GIULIANI, FORMER NEW that when we unite as NEW YORK CITY MAYOR MICHAEL ever before. ... Homeland JANET NAPOLITANO, SECRETARYthey were when the YORK CITY MAYOR Americans, and when we BLOOMBERG security is a shared OF HOMELAND SECURITY READ MORE ON PAGE 10 “I think no one has every day. These lost sight of fact this passengers gave is the final resting the last measure of place of 40 heroes, their lives for 911.METRO.US and they’ll be there people in forever. This is their Washington. sacred ground. ... Continually and to You never know this day, I will be when you’ll be always moved by called on to do an what they did and YOUR SITE FOR 9/11 NEWS act of courage, but their sacrifice.” ADD YOUR OWN TRIBUTE in the meantime, GENE STILP, AND MEMORIES we can do little acts FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL ACTIVIST
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  10. 10. 10 9/11: 10 YEARS LATER WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2011 PHOTOS: GETTY IMAGES From the From a service leader From a former president “As firefighters and emer- president gency medical personnel, “S we deal with a crisis as it happens. We pull people ept. the 11 was a out of burning buildings, monumental we administer first aid, day in our we get their hearts beat- nation’s history. ing again. We deal with It was a significant day the first wave of trauma. and it obviously changed Mental health profession- my presidency. I went als are there for the from being a president second wave of trauma. that was primarily They are the ones who focused on domestic come in and help after issues to a wartime presi- we’ve gone home. They dent, something I never help with the problems anticipated nor my staff members to pro- and I’m intently listening that are not visible to the something I ever wanted vide help to New York to the lesson. And I felt a naked eye — suffered to be. I had been notified City, whatever help they presence behind me. And both by victims and first that a plane hit the needed to take care of Andy Cards’s Massachu- responders. These World Trade Center. At this incident and then setts accent was whisper- problems might seem less first I thought it was a walked into the ing in my ear, ‘A second critical, but they are actu- light aircraft and my re- classroom. The classroom plane has hit the second ally harder to deal with, action was, man, either was full of kids who were tower. America is under and they don’t disappear the weather was bad or reading. And in the back attack.’” in a day.” FDNY COMMISSIONER something extraordinary of the classroom was a FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT SALVATORE J. CASSANO, ON happened to the pilot. I full press corps and GEORGE BUSH, AS TOLD TO MHA-NYC’S 9/11 HEALING AND then informed some of staffers and some adults NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC REMEMBRANCE PROJECT FROM RELIGIOUS LEADERS “T “ A his anniversary s the Tenth An- not only took thousands offers us an op- “9/11 impacted the niversary of the of innocent lives but im- portunity to re- American Muslim 9/11 attacks ap- pacted millions of flect the values community in two proaches, Jewish people. One cannot, in of the God to whom we ways. The attacks were individuals and families fact, begin to adequately have given our allegiance. on our country and will join others in various quantify the fallout after Let us remember those faith. As we grieved communal observances the evil of that day —“T who were lost and memori- for the lives of the and memorials. The psychologically, spiritual- his Sept. 11, great challenges as a na- alize this day by innocent, we had to death and devastation of ly, socially, economically, Michelle and I tion. We’re emerging committing our lives to deal with our faith Sept. 11 impacted people politically, etc. Life has will join the from the worst econom- ‘the things that make for of virtually every continued — there have being tarnished. It has commemora- ic crisis in our lifetimes. peace’ — drawing closer to religious and ethnic back- been joyous moments,tions at Ground Zero, in We’re taking the fight to those who suffer, cultivat- been a challenge for ground, and so it is creative achievements,Shanksville and at the al-Qaeda, ending the ing understanding in the many Muslims; certainly fitting that we scientific advances and soPentagon. But even if war in Iraq and starting midst of suspicion, finding however, 9/11 did come together across so- much more over thisyou can’t be in New to bring our troops truth in the arguments of start a national cial divisions and join decade— but it is notYork, Pennsylvania or home from Afghanistan. those with whom we conversation about one another in wrong to reflect on theVirginia, every And we’re working to re- disagree, embracing some Islam’s place in remembering and affirm- attacks on 9/11 as a hur-American can be part of build the foundation of measure of personal sacri- America. After 10 ing our kinship. ... On ban — a devastation —this anniversary. Once our national strength fice today to make a better years, I am confident 9/11, the horrible attacks and to reach into our pastagain, 9/11 will be a Na- here at home. None of world for our children and that the conversation for tools to approach thetional Day of Service and this will be easy. And it grandchildren tomorrow. present.” has reinforced ourRemembrance. And in can’t be the work of gov- Let us gather one decade RABBI SIMKHA Y. WEINTRAUB,the days and weeks ernment alone. As we from now — not amidst the nation’s pluralism.” LCSW, RABBINIC DIRECTOR,ahead, folks across the saw after 9/11, the ruins of all that has been RUGIATU CONTEH, OUTREACH SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS JEWISH BOARD OF FAMILY ANDcountry – in all 50 states strength of America has torn down — but in the AND COMMUNICATIONS AND MESSAGES ONLINE CHILDREN’S SERVICES AT THE NEW– will come together, in always been the charac- midst of that new world of DIRECTOR, COUNCIL ON WWW.METRO.US YORK JEWISH HEALING CENTER, ONtheir communities and ter and compassion of peace and security for all, AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS, APPROACHING THE 10TH YARHZEITneighborhoods, to hon- our people. So as we which we have built up PHILADELPHIA CHAPTER OF 9/11 AS JEWISH FAMILIESor the victims of 9/11 mark this solemn together.” PAX CHRISTI USAand to reaffirm the anniversary, let’s “Tstrength of our nation summon that spirit oncewith acts of service and more. And let’s show en years ago, of thousands more people ing, which responds with pen, when these are usedcharity. ... Even the that the sense of members of al- have been killed. New York gratitude to these alterna- to provoke prejudice andsmallest act of service, common purpose that Qaeda used four Yearly Meeting of the Reli- tives. ... We testify to the hatred. Neither will we bethe simplest act of kind- we need in America passenger gious Society of Friends world that we disown all silenced by fear when weness, is a way to honor doesn’t have to be a aircraft as weapons to kill (Quakers) urges everyone wars and fighting with are called to witnessthose we lost; a way to fleeting moment. It can nearly 3,000 people on to recognize this anniver- outward weapons for any against evil masqueradingreclaim that spirit of be a lasting virtue — not Sept. 11, 2001. The United sary as an occasion to cause whatsoever. These as good. We seek to build aunity that followed 9/11. just on one day, but States government’s remember that there are are never necessary. There world in which a justOn this 10th every day.” response was to answer vi- always alternatives to vio- are no “just wars.” Among peace is possible.” RELIGIOUSanniversary, we still face PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA olence with violence. In lence and that there is a the weapons we renounce SOCIETY OF FRIENDS (QUAKERS), the ensuing wars, hundreds Spirit in every human be- are the tongue and the NEW YORK YEARLY MEETING
  11. 11. of HOPE and HEALING Come. Hear. Reflect. Share. Express. Create. On the afternoon of September 11th, the Collegiate Churches of New York* will open our sanctuary doors from 12:30 – 3:30 to those in the city seeking a safe space to voice the feelings the day may evoke. For a listing of the day’s events visit:*Fort Washington Collegiate Church *Marble Collegiate Church *Middle Collegiate Church 729 West 181st Street 1 West 29th Street 50 East 7th Street New York, NY 10033 New York, NY 10001 New York, NY 10003*West End Collegiate Church Intersections International 368 West End Avenue 274 5th Avenue New York, NY 10024 New York, NY 10001
  12. 12. 12 9/11: 10 YEARS LATER WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2011‘Facing the horror directlygave us a common purpose’ Diana Ogilvie, a musician for the US Navy band based in Washington, DC, ‘9/11 was our hit the WTC,” he an exclusive account to Metro of the birthday she will never forget Pearl Harbor “And then we realized that we might be next.” ROBERT TURTIL/AFP/GETTY IMAGES moment — we Rumors soon swirled knew we had that the White House and the State enemies’ Department had been at- tacked. Government U.S. Justice Department workers were soon told employee recalls the day of to go home as heavily chaos and panic near the armed police cordoned White House on 9/11 off the area, backed up A by helicopters and llen Payne armed vehicles. “It was worked at the frightening walking past BY A view from the executive offices of Justice the White House, seeing DIANA Department in a people run out and peo- the Department of Veterans Affairs in building two blocks ple moving everyone,” OGILVIE Washington, D.C., shows the White House in the foreground and a cloud of smoke billowing from the Pentagon after it was from the White House. “We were shocked and says Payne. This started his walk MUSICIAN FOR attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. angry when the planes home — shared by tens THE US NAVY BAND of thousands of other BASED IN WASHINGTON, D.C. Washington workers who had no other way ofI reaching their homes. “I awoke to a day like any Quoted and arrived shortly after nation would never be able stopped in [upscale other, save for the fact the second strike. All en- to go back to the innocent neighborhood] George- that it was my birth- trances and exits to the times we had enjoyed be- town, where the bars day. I left for work a lit- “Life as we had base were sealed for securi- fore this day. Listening to were open. They weretle later than normal. In known it had been ty purposes soon after. My him was a surreal experi- packed with peoplethe car, I nonchalantly forever changed. co-workers and I could see ence, but facing the horror watching the news ontuned the radio to the sta- Our nation would smoke billowing in the directly gave us a common TV.” Then, crossing overtion on which I depend to distance from the direc- purpose. the bridge, he saw thenavigate my way through never be able to tion of the U.S. Capitol Eventually, the base was smoke rising from thethe notorious traffic of go back to the building, and we heard re- opened and personnel Pentagon. “9/11 was ourWashington, D.C. As I ap- innocent times we ports of another incoming were allowed to go home. Pearl Harbour moment,”proached the city, the plane — but communica- Our family trickled home, he reflects. “We knewnews flash of the crash at had enjoyed before tion lines were clogged changed people with no we had enemies andthe first of the twin towers this day.” and we weren’t able to interest in celebrating knew they could be un-hit the airwaves. I immedi- send or receive calls. birthdays, only shock at conventional, but whoately felt a sense of dread Not long after, our com- the events of the day. Seek- could have expectedand thought it was a ter- manding officer addressed ing comfort that dark this? We used to thinkrorist act even while the Subdued and anxious, I the troops. He said that life night, I walked outside and we were insulated fromannouncer called it a freak hurried to my military du- as we had known it had looked up into the eerily Payne violence.”accident. ty station in Washington been forever changed. Our still and silent sky. ELISABETH BRAW
  13. 13. Weekend Service Changes September 10-12 and September 17-19 12:01AM Saturdays to 5AM Mondays Service between Manhattan and Brooklyn suspended Travel alternatives: In Brooklyn Free shuttle buses provide alternate service. Transfers available between free shuttle buses and trains at: Lorimer St Marcy Ave and Hewes St and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs Broadway Junction and Between Manhattan and Brooklyn Take special weekend service between Metropolitan Av and 57 St-6 Av station Overnight, take or via a transfer at Delancey-Essex St and Broadway Junction In Manhattan Take the M14 for stations along 14 St We know that service changes are inconvenient, but they’re necessary to maintain a system that runs 24/7. The MTA’s construction program will make your service safer, faster, better.2011 Metropolitan Transportation Authority