NYC Stories is an historical document containing stories, video and folklore from September 11, 2001. Following the attack, New Yorkers seemingly only spoke of one thing—recounting stories about what they experienced on 9/11. After several weeks passed, conversations began to shift back to everyday things. Memories diminish over time and eventually disappear. In an attempt to record the raw and vivid tales people were sharing by word-of-mouth, I hung signs asking people to share their stories.
In addition to 9/11 survivor stories, this collection also holds some popular electronic folklore that circulated the Internet during the weeks and months following the World Trade Center attack as well as My 9/11, which is an hour-long video shot on the streets of Manhattan on September 11, 2001.