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.
NYCstories.com was launched in August of 2001. It was intended to be a place where people could share tales about the Big Apple. One month later the towers fell.
Following the attack, New Yorkers seemingly only spoke of one thing—recounting stories about what happened on September 11th.
After several weeks passed, conversations began to shift back to everyday topics. Memories diminish over time and eventually completely disappear. In an attempt to record the raw and vivid experiences people were sharing, I began to hang signs around Manhattan asking folks to submit their tales.
In addition to a wide range of 9/11 stories, this collection also holds some of the popular electronic folklore that circulated the Internet during the weeks and months after the World Trade Center attack.
In 2011, I added the video My 9/11, which contains an hour of first-person video shot in the streets of Manhattan on the morning of September 11, 2001.