Remembering September 11th and Its Impact on Our Neighborhoods
This Sunday will be the 21st anniversary of the deadly September 11th terror attacks. Our city was devastated by those events, and our neighborhoods were especially affected, due to proximity as well as the inordinate number of people who lived and worked here who were victims or directly affected — from firefighters to local residents.
Village Preservation has amassed a treasure trove of images in our Historic Image Archive connected to 9/11 and the World Trade Center, most generously donated by local residents and New Yorkers. This includes everything from images of the attacks as they unfolded from our neighborhoods and nearby, to the aftermath of cleanup, searching, mourning, and coming together, to pre-9/11 images of the World Trade Center. They tell a remarkable story of loss, resilience, humanity, and individual human life.