September 11

2018 Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K start time, street closures

With the end of September comes the 17th annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K run/walk in New York City. Considered one of the top 5K races in America, Sunday’s run retraces the final steps FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller took as he strapped on his gear and ran through the Hugh L. Carey...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 11:53am

Advocates raise awareness for victims of 9/11-related illnesses

A group of former students from a Lower Manhattan high school and other advocates held a public health forum Thursday to continue raising awareness about 9/11-related illnesses — and share their experiences to urge others to step forward and get treatment. The coalition included former...

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 10:44am

#Neverforget: The most memorable quotes from the 9/11 attacks

As we look back on the fateful September morning when two hijacked planes forever changed the face of Lower Manhattan and the nation, we're haunted not only by vivid images of that day but also by words. Metro.co.uk collected some of the most memorable quotes from the 9/11 terror attack....

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 9:32am

Since 9/11, Lower Manhattan focuses on revitalization and remembrance

“It’s so pretty here,” Victoria Smaltz of Indianapolis said as she took in the 9/11 Memorial on Thursday afternoon, a day so crystal clear that it was hard to tell where One World Trade Center ended and the sky began. It wasn’t much different from that Tuesday morning...

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 5:00am

Kids who breathed in 9/11 dust now show signs of heart disease risk: Study

Children who breathed in the ash and fumes following the collapse of the World Trade towers on 9/11 are now showing early signs of risk for heart disease, according to a new study. Researchers at NYU Langone Health released a report on Thursday in the journal Environment International that looked...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 5:12pm

For first time in 2 years, remains of 9/11 World Trade Center victim identified

The remains of a victim from the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center have been identified, a few weeks shy of the tragedy’s 16th anniversary, the New York City medical examiner’s office announced Monday. Though the name of the male victim has not been released as of yet, he is the 1,...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 3:45pm

First responders, recovery teams to be permanently honored at 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Fifteen years to the day since recovery efforts at Ground Zero formally ended, officials announced that the men and women who spent nine months working amid its rubble will be permanently honored at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. The dedication, which will be located on the Memorial Glade on the...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:34pm

FBI rereleases chilling photos from Sept. 11 terrorist attack on Pentagon

More than 16 years after terrorists crashed a commercial jet into the Pentagonon Sept. 11, 2001, the FBI has rereleased a batch of photographs depicting the massive devastation from the attack and the first responders' efforts to search through the debris.Twenty-seven photos, among them 10 of the...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 3:36pm

Plan calls for civilian watchdog to monitor NYPD surveillance of Muslims

A proposed policy to protect Muslims from unconstitutional surveillance would place a civilian watchdog at the heels of the NYPD.The proposal filed Monday is a revision of one filed in October 2016 that a federal judge rejected for being insufficient protection from potential violations.The...

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 2:17pm

President George W. Bush’s post-9/11 remarks to Muslim community resurfaces via daughter

Amid the protests and opposition against President Donald Trump’s travel ban, poignant words about the Muslim community from the last Republican to occupy the Oval Office have resurfaced.Jenna Bush Hager posted on Twitter Tuesday a portion of a 2001 speech her father, President George W. Bush, gave...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 8:25pm

‘I Was There’ is not your typical heroic 9/11 movie

“I Was There” is not the first movie to be made about the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. But it may be the first to center on a first responder who, in hindsight, is not as heroic as the world first thought.Directed and co-written by Jorge Valdes-Iga, the film will be screened Sunday, Jan. 29, at...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 11:00am

Villanova, PSU men’s basketball doubleheader hosts inaugural fundraiser for kids of 9/11 victims

Within days of 9/11, a college scholarship fund was established for the children of those who were killed or injured during the attacks.Millions of dollars for the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund has been raised since then, and more is needed for the fund to continue through 2030. The first-...

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:06pm

PHOTOS, VIDEOS: History of Bombings in New York

Three bomb-related incidents took place over the weekend, two in New Jersey and one in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York, but New Yorkers have an unfortunate, long history with bombs by terrorists and other anarchists.Anarchists Bungle Bomb Intendedfor John D. Rockefeller, 1914Labor leaders were...

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 2:30pm

‘Heavenly’ figure captured in photo of 9/11 tribute at WTC memorial

An image taken during at the World Trade Center site just before the 15th anniversary of 9/11 has created debate around what mysterious figure it may or may not be showing.The photo was taken on Sept. 9 by Rich McCormack during the "Tribute in Light," which features two light beams shining toward...

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:11pm

9/11 robbery planned by Bronx trio wearing Muslim garb carrying fake bomb: Reports

On the 15th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, a Bronx man and his two friends planned to dress in Muslim attire, wield a fake bomb and rob a check cashing establishment in the Unionport, a new complaint alleges.Juneal"Indian"Ali, 29,was arrested after one of his to-be accomplices turned...

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 5:57am

World peace is simple for this graffiti artist

Given the chance to paint on buildings around the country, New York born graffiti artist Renda Writer can only think of one thing worthy to say: world peace.Writer is hoping that he can get his message across a brick wall — this time in the Lower East Side at 33 East 1st St where he's spray-...

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 2:31am

September 11 ceremony street closures map

On Sunday, the 9/11 memorial ceremony will take place in Lower Manhattan to commemorate the victims lost on September 11, 2001. This will be the 15-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks. During the ceremony the names of victims will be read aloud and there will be moments of silence taking...

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 9:43pm

15 years after 9/11: Lower Manhattan reinvented

Dr. Dina Anderson remembers downtown’s deserted and sometimes scary streets from visits to her favorite college-era music venue, the legendary, now-defunct Wetlands Preserve on Hudson Street.Downtown was daring then; now it’s home for Anderson and her two children, Niko, 7, and Alia, 6. In fact,...

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:30pm

Philly police union slams Clinton over DNC speakers

Philadelphia's police union is criticizing Hillary Clinton for the lineup of speakers expected at the Democratic National Convention.Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak Tuesday night alongside members of Mothers of the Movement, a group of relatives of black men killed by police....

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:15am

Pokemon Go is luring players to 9/11 Memorial

PokeStops seem to be popping up everywhere — but some of those spots are reportedly leading players of the viral app to inappropriate places.The 9/11 Memorial is one location that is littered with PokeStops, according to the New York Post. Pokemon Go allows players to “travel between the real world...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 4:25pm