Week Eight: October 30-November 5
|Above Christopher Street|
Week 8 brings additional terrorist threat advisories from the government. Daily rumors spread through the city: “don’t take the subway on Saturday.”
|Fort Tryon park|
The A train to 190th Street arrives about the same time that firemen break through police barriers at Ground Zero, protesting cutbacks at the disaster site.
The Cloisters Museum is beautiful, as always.
200 blocks to the south, the Red Cross is active, providing disaster relief from trucks, unused office space, and tents.
|Here Too is New York|
New antennas appear on top of an AT&T building, replacing those that were lost on the North Tower.
|No more candles|
Even as the Parks Department requests an end to public memorials, organized collections of photographs draw crowds.
|September 11 Photo Project|
Halloween brings the first New York death by inhalational anthrax, and the 25th annual Greenwich Village parade.
|Sunflowers crushed from above|
Costumes reflect the tragedy in different ways.
|Pray for whirled peas|
|Aliens love NY|
|MetroMan & MetroGoat|
Police presence is heavy, but many officers get into the spirit of things. Cops with disposable cameras take photos of the more scantily clad revelers.
Of course, not every costume references the tragedy; one man dresses himself and his goat in suits of plastic subway cards.
|A cape in Central Park|
On Sunday, the New York City Marathon is run on schedule, dedicated to the heroes and fallen of the attacks.
Security is heavy along the five-borough course. Roads near the finish line are blocked by Parks Department and sanitation trucks filled with sand.
|Win some, lose 7|
Later that night, the Yankees lose Game 7 of the World Series.