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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September 22, 2001
"Union Square, September 22, 2001" Village Preservation (GVSHP) Image Archive, accessed Nov 28, 2022,