Tag Archives: 9/11

Bloomberg And Schumer “Furious” About Air Force One Fly-Over

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Oops, It Was Air Force One

Several buildings in lower Manhattan were evacuated this morning after a jumbo airliner tailed by fighter jets flew frighteningly close to the skyline. Turns out, it was a photo op for Air Force One. Via the Staten Island Advance: A plane, that appears to be a commercial jet tailed by fighter jets, is a “pre-planned” military flight taking photos of …

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Fuck You And Goodbye, Dubya

Turn it up and sing along. (Unless you’re at work; there be dirty words here.)

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Palin Unknowingly Accepts Book About Killed Openly Gay Priest, Mychal Judge

Yesterday when Sarah Palin visited a downtown 9/11 memorial, author Michael Daly was there signing copies of his book about Father Mychal Judge, the quietly gay yet celibate priest who was killed by falling debris outside the Twin Towers. When Palin approached Daly’s table, his handlers suggested inscribing a copy for her. In the photo at left, Daly’s book is …

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That Day

(This story makes its third appearance on JMG. It last ran on this day in 2006.) Manhattan, September 11th, 2001That day, I got to my office on 42nd Street at about 8:55am. About ten minutes later, I got a call from Thomas in Orlando. “Honey, you should look out your window because a plane just hit the World Trade Center!” …

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Evening View – The Twin Beams Of Light

Sent in by downtown Manhattan reader Blake.

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Analogies Are Fun

(From Married To The Sea via Ballad Of A Ladyman)

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Paper Trail

Watching the New York Giants roll through the Canyon of Heroes in this morning’s ticker-tape parade, the first such NYC event since 9/11, it’s more than a little disquieting to watch thousands of pieces of paper tumble from lower Manhattan’s skyscrapers. That image is so vividly seared into the brains of New Yorkers (and the rest of the world), it’s …

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Six Years

Six years. It doesn’t seem possible, does it? It’s a dark, wet, gloomy morning in Manhattan today, which feels appropriate. In a way, it’s always going to be 9/11 in NYC as you can’t walk five blocks without coming across some marking of the day – a painted firehouse door or a memorial plaque. Here’s the story and photos I …

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Survivalism

Passing a downtown dollar store last night, I noticed that among the safety pins, nightlights, and egg timers, you can also get a 12-pack of face masks. I’ve often wondered if the reason that I haven’t had any post-9/11 respiratory issues is that I happened to find a face mask lying on the ground and kept it on for the …

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