NYC Stories 2001

World Trade Center crumbling to the ground
World Trade Center just after the second tower fell, September 11, 2001.

NYC Stories is a collection of 9/11 ephemera. was originally conceived as a website built to be a place where New Yorkers could share tales about life in the Big Apple. About a month after the website launched, the World Trade Center was destroyed by terrorists.

In the days and weeks that followed, New Yorkers seemingly spoke of only one thing: recounting their September 11th experience. Memories fade over time. As conversations began to shift back to everyday things, I invited people to email stories and memes to be published on this site, and I promised that I’d keep their stories free and available to the public.

NYC Stories is intended for mature audiences. The contents collected here represent a snapshot of the city’s zeitgeist just after September 11.