In the months following the destruction of the World Trade Center and on each anniversary of 9/11, crowds gathered at the West Side Highway and Christopher Street to support the rescue workers and first responders as they traveled on the “Hero Highway” on their way to Ground Zero. This intersection is now known as Point Thank You.

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February 15, 2002

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"Alaskan Couple with an Officer from the 6th Precinct, February 15, 2002" Village Preservation (GVSHP) Image Archive, accessed Dec 7, 2022,