What does NYC do on 911’s anniversary?

It’s been 17 years since 9/11. I walked around ground zero and lower Manhattan all day. It was foggy. The weather, like the people, sulked. You may wonder: What do people do on 9/11 in New York City? Well, here’s a quick glance.

The One World Trade Center surrounded by a thick layer of fog.


John, a retired firefighter, poses for a portrait.


People hanging out at Washington Square Park.


A group of construction workers on break.


The J-Train at 5:30p.m.


A woman selling hats at Zuccotti Park.


NYPD officers on Trinity Place.


A man playing the bagpipe.


Firefighters mingling and drinking beer outside of O’Hara’s Ground Zero Pub.


“This face will break your camera, kid!”


The Tribute in Light art instillation at 11 o’clock.