NYC Stories

WTC Destruction as seen from the sky.
Aerial Photo of the World Trade Center devastation taken by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) from a Cessna Citation Jet on Sept. 23, 2001 at an altitude of 3,300 feet.

WARNING: NYC Stories is intended for mature audiences. The stories and folklore were sent to me and do not necessarily reflect my personal or political views.

Never Forget

NYC Stories is an historical document containing stories, video and folklore from September 11, 2001.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.

Hanging posters in NYC
Hanging signs in NYC, 2001

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.

See the complete 9/11 Stories and Folklore Archive List.