Monday, September 11, 2017

[Video] Nighttime along Avenue A on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12, 2001

Harold Kramer shared this video that he filmed on the evening of Sept. 11, 2001. Kramer, who owned the Raven Cafe on Avenue A and 12th Street, starts the clip by talking about the events of the day.

At around the 1:45 mark, he shows the Twin Towers mural that Chico quickly put up on the southwest corner of 14th Street at Avenue A. Kramer spent the bulk of the video with people at the mural the following evening.

As one New York Times reader said of the work: "It filled me with hope and sadness and some kind of love for all of the other New Yorkers living through the hours and days yet to come."

The landlord of the building eventually covered the mural with ads. The mural briefly reappeared in November 2013.

[EVG reader-submitted photos from 2013]


creature said...

This. It was a strange, sad time, but it was oddly hopeful too because we took comfort with our neighbors.

Anonymous said...

I hope whoever wins the democratic council primary (which means they will be elected in November), takes a moment to think about how we can reduce the clutter of these "news" boxes on the street corners without withholding access to a free press. Of course the VV box can now be removed. Let's face it, whoever wins the council seat will be frustrated in all of the large-scale promises they've made. The best we can hope for is that they will tackle small quality of life issues. Reducing these boxes would be a step in the right direction. They might try getting the post office to include a sticker giving pick up times. I've noticed many mail boxes no longer have them. Small things. Small things.