Sometimes the enormity of a moment is captured by something small — the details of the everyday take on new meaning. What do you remember from September 11, 2001 and its immediate aftermath? What memory or observation stands out, and why?
PHOTOS. WNYC began visiting the World Trade Center site in April 2010 and continues to document the construction of 1 World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial, the transportation hub and the people working on the site.
Our summer book club continues today with host John Hockenberry's first pick for August. John sees summer reading as an opportunity for challenge. He spent one summer reading the Russian literature, and the following summer he devoted his reading to Charles Dickens. This summer, as the tenth anniversary of September 11 approaches, John decided it was time to tackle a few of the recent novels that deal with that tragic day. His first pick is Jonathan Safran Foer’s "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." The novel follows nine-year-old Oskar Schell in the years after his father dies in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Foer sat down with John to discuss his 2005 novel.
Writing a piece about a major disaster, war or other crisis is one of the bigger challenges a composer may face. In this guide to pieces about September 11, we explore how every composer faced a specific hurdle and how they arrived at a given solution.
Dalia Mogahed, director and senior analyst of the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center and former advisor to President Obama as a member of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, discusses a new Gallup study exploring Muslim-American views on a range of issues in American life.
President Barack Obama and George W. Bush are expected to be in New York City this fall for the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, the mayor announced Friday.
Seventy-five percent of New Yorkers think the National 9/11 Memorial Museum should be free, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.
WNYC got a look at the a half-mile long connection hub known as the Fulton Street Transit Center, which isn't expected to be completed until 2016. The renovation process has uncovered historic tile work and new mosaics are also being installed.
On a weekend that is sure to be packed with commemorative concerts and cultural events, the New York Philharmonic is taking a large-scale approach to marking the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
In July, members of the public will be able to reserve spots online to see the memorial honoring victims of the 9/11 and the 1993 trade center attacks.
While a large gathering at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan featured cheers, tears, and even the popping of champagne, a somewhat smaller but still-jubilant gathering was happening in Times Square early in the morning.
A few hundred people, waving flags, chanting "USA" and even singing the song "Don't Stop Believing" by American power ballad band Journey packed into the middle of the street at 42nd, as onlookers and journalists on the periphery watched.
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Though it may not have won the big documentary award at Sundance, Jim Whitaker's "Rebirth" is likely to be of special note to New Yorkers: it's a new documentary about 9/11 and Ground Zero.