X. Front Cover
1. Objectives of 9-11 DBCC and Roster of Sponsors and Supporters
2. History of Downtown and Interesting Places - Plus A Virtual Tour
Getting Around Downtown (Lower Manhattan)
DBCC-Directory I - Shopping and Dining
DBCC-Directory II - Financial and Professional Services and Technology Businesses
9-11 Memorial Websites - Poems, Songs, Photos, Videos and Stories
Utility Tools - Area Code and International Call Tables and World Wide Toll Free Directory

8. Acknowledgement of Contributors 

9. Contact Us and Order Information

9-11 is the greatest man-made tragedy in the new century. Some say it changed the world. Some say it changed the future. More than 3000 lives were lost in the disaster. The pain was felt by many and will still be felt by many for long time to come. The tragedy took place at World Trade Center in Downtown New York, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania. The terrorists hijacked commercial airlines and committed mass murder by crashing the planes into buildings or into country side. 

Just before the arrival of the anniversary of 9-11, Business for Downtown Business decided to create a digital memoriam for 9-11 in the form of a CD. In this memorial CD you are viewing, we have collected a number of significant websites that have been dedicated to 9-11. There are numerous essays, poems, songs, photos, videos and memoriam written or recorded on or for or during and after the event 9-11. This collection can never be exhaustive since more information and thoughts on 9-11 are being written everyday. We hope the collection here serves as a token from a small number of contributions leading to the vast web of stories and reports about 9-11. Obviously, downtown businesses have been hurt by the 9-11 tragedy, but we do not feel beaten on; the contrary we feel stronger. In this CD project, we want to demonstrate that we felt the pain, we won't forget what had happened and we will survive and emerge stronger.  

In memory of  9-11, we dedicate this CD to those who have lost their lives in the 9-11 tragedy and to those who have given their lives in the effort trying to rescue the victims. Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the families and victims of NY, DC, Pentagon, Pennsylvania, American Airlines Flight 11, UNITED Airlines Flight 175, American Airlines Flight 77, & UNITED Airlines Flight 93.

Here are our collections:  

  • Songs of 9-11 Written and Published

There are numerous songs and poems written about 9-11. The 'WORD' file presented below is one compilation made and published on the web by Valerie Ghent. All of the works in this collection were presented at The Songwriter's Beat 9-11 Tribute Concerts, held on March 11th and 25th 2002 at the Cornelia Street Cafe in New York City, to commemorate the six month anniversary of the tragic events of 9-11.  Valerie has kindly offered the 'WORD' PDF file to be included in this 9-11DBCC. Ms. Ghent is a songwriter, musician and producer who has collected a number of songs written by various artists, expressing their feelings about 9-11. She was a volunteer at the WTC site from September 2002 until the closing of the site in May 2002 and is still involved with several WTC organizations today. After self-publishing 'Word', Valerie produced the "We'll Carry On" benefit CD, a compilation of sixteen songs by members of  FDNY and WTC volunteers as well as downtown NYC musicians. These songs were presented at the March concerts, including "We'll Carry On", a song she wrote herself. Ms Ghent has also offered the available lyrics of these songs to be included in this CD. 

In what follows, you can click the 'WORD' file by either clicking the link or the Rose2Tear image to view the collection. The table of contents of this collection is displayed to help you to locate a particular piece in the PDF file. Next, you can click the individual song lyrics of songs from the CD "We'll Carry On". There is a very touching story about the CD jacket which is shown next to the song lyrics below. The CD cover was made from a panoramic poster of NYC and World Trade Center (taken from the observation deck of WTC tower 2 on Janurary 1, 2001) by Salt Lake City photographer Everen T. Brown. WTC volunteer Kevin McCrary started collecting signatures of hundreds of WTC recovery personnel (FDNY, PAPD, NYPD ESU) on the perimeter of a number of posters. Valerie asked Everen and Kevin's permission to use one of the three posters as the cover art for the CD. The picture shown below is the "We'll Carry On" CD jacket designed by Valerie using one of the posters. The cover of "We'll Carry On" is signed by FDNY, PAPD and NYPD; another poster is signed by FDNY personnel only; and a third was signed by FDNY, PAPD, NYPD as well as members of the National Guard and Air Force. You may click the image of the CD jacket to get a larger view.

"We'll Carry On" is available from West Street Records (for 100% donation) As everything to create "We'll Carry On" was donated, 100% net proceeds are going to WTC charity.

"word" is available here as a download, hard copies of "word" are available from West Street Records. Valerie suggests a donation of your choice be made with each download of "word" to Tuesday's Children, a non-profit organization for sports, mentoring and music for children of  9-11. 

All songs/poems in "word" and "We'll Carry On" by author, all rights reserved.
"We'll Carry On" CD compilation 2002 West Street Records/Cavos Music
"word" 2002 West Street Records/Cavos Music
No part of either publication may be reprinted without permission of publisher and author. For more information and licensing please visit West Street Records or send email to info@weststreetrecords.com 

Word: A collection of 
lyrics & poems to commemorate the tragic events of 9.11.2001


a collection of lyrics & poems
to commemorate the tragic events of 9.11.2001

Norma Hardy, PAPD   The Men 2

Fran Suarez, NYPD 

I Lost My Brother Too 2
Maggie Dubris, 911 Paramedic  Sept.11, 2001 - Dec.5, 2001  3
John Mascali, brother of FF Joseph Mascali, FDNY  American Heroes  4
Hughie Lynch, FDNY Squad 1 Tomorrow  5
Valerie Ghent, WTC Ground Zero Relief volunteer  We’ll Carry On 6
Kathleen Pemble, married to FF Charles Flood, FDNY  Engine 73  7

Lou Reed 

Laurie Sadly Listening  8

Leni Stern 

Where Is God  9

Elizabeth Jordan 

Sanctified  10

Chris O’Brien, son of retired FF Chris O’Brien 

Fly Our Flag High  10

Maggie Dubris, 911 Paramedic 

Out Of A Sky-Blue Sky  11

Marinelle Ringer 

Chronos in Chaos  12

Joseph Bowie 

Why Can’t We See  13

Marinelle Ringer 

Blind, Unbroken Blue  14

Ann Klein 

Waiting For The Snow  15

Al Maddy 

Say What You Will 15

Rosalinde Block, volunteer massuese FDNY E40/L35 

The Word Is Love  16

Sol Weber 

Mourn For The Thousands Slain  16

Larry May & Lance Jordan 

All American  17

Donna Stearns 

Sudden Goodbyes  17

Vincent Pasquale 

I Am A New Yorker  18

John Galvin & Marty Rodgers, Red Cross volunteers 

We Will Remember You  19

Robert Hill 

Innocent Blood  20

Lia Steele

Retrograde  20

Pat Doyle 

And The Bells Ring  21

Kristina Krause 

Catching Manhattan  22

Amandalynn Jones 

This Is Not A Game  22

David Heitler-Klevans 

All Those People  23

Ina May Wool 

Boxcutters and Knives  23

Nancy Hershatter 

September Eleventh  24

Brian Muni 

Always Near  24

Tracy Stark 

A Million Hearts  25

Elisa Peimer 

Hope  26

Theresa Sareo 

I Am The Light  26

David Drake 

Stand Together  27

Art Halperin 

Universal Love  28

Thom Manno 

September 11, 2001  28

Dina Fanai 

Goodbye  29

Peter Giambalvo 

Grace  30


9-11  30

Frank Tedesso 

When Mohammed Came To The Mountain  31

Charles Borkhuis 

Sonnet For The Twins  33

Suheir Hammad 

First Writing Since  34

John Everett Beck 

The World Trade Center  37

Carolyn Ringer 

America’s Heroes  37



The Lyrics of the Music CD, We'll Carry On, Compiled by Valerie Ghent  


The following are a few informative and interesting web sites related to the 9-11 attack to Downtown New York

          On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked the World Trade Center, killing thousands, including 343 firefighters. Filmmakers Jules and Gedeon Naudet were there to witness this tragedy. They found themselves in lower Manhattan as the attack unfolded, and they captured unique footage from the area, including the only images from inside Tower 1, where firefighters were trying to get a handle on the dangerous situation.

The footage includes scenes of firefighters trying to escape from Tower 1 after Tower 2 had collapsed. Both Jules and Gedeon, who are brothers, were within a block of Tower 2 when it collapsed, and narrowly escaped death.

On March 10, CBS broadcast an extraordinary film, telling the story of that day from the perspective of those who survived it. The two-hour film was hosted by actor/director Robert De Niro.

          September 11-Remember is a national digital monument dedicated to the over 3,100 victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93. It is a place where the families, friends and colleagues of the victims - as well as members of the general public - can memorialize those who lost their lives by posting photographs and words in remembrance. It is our hope that this website will help us understand, by allowing us to measure in a tangible way, the enormous human toll exacted by the September 11th attacks. More importantly, we hope it ensures that our nation, and indeed the world, will have a permanent place to remember and reflect on those who perished.


(Also known as "The God Song")

Download "SILENT NIGHT 911" HERE

You say you will never forget where you were when you heard the news on September 11, 2001.

Neither will I.

I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room with a man who called his wife to say "Good-Bye." I held his fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the peace to say, "Honey, I am not going to make it, but it is OK...I am ready to go."

I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to their children. I held her up as she tried to understand his words and as she realized he wasn't coming home that night.

I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out to Me for help. "I have been knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!" I said. "Of course I will show you the way home - only believe on Me now."

I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls. I took him home to fend to his Flock in Heaven. He heard my voice and answered.

I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer. I was with the crew as they were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their faith has saved them.

I was in Texas, Kansas, London. I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news. Did you sense Me? I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew every name -though not all know Me.

Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor.

Some sought Me with their last breath.

Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through the smoke and flames; "Come to Me... this way... take my hand." Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me. But, I was there.

I did not place you in the Tower that day. You may not know why, but I do. However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time, would you have reached for Me?

September 11, 2001 was not the end of the journey for you. But someday your journey will end. And I will be there for you as well.

Seek Me now while I may be found. Then, at any moment, you know you are "ready to go."

I will be in the stairwell of your final moments.

God (author unknown)

  • Remember September 11, 2001  
    A beautiful collection of thoughts, letters and photos.

  • September 11 Air Safety Hazards(911 ASH)
    Q&A on toxic aftermath of the 9-11 attack and some photos. 

  • 9-11: Looking Back...Moving Forward
    A nice website created by teens including facts about 9-11, a time line of the
    tragedy and reactions from teens across the country.

  • Lower Manhattan Past and Future
    This web site was developed as a team effort by the Mumford Center staff, with special contributions by Deirdre Oakley and Jin-wook Lee in memory of those whose lives were lost in the attack.

  • America Attacked 9-11
    Dedicated to the men, women and children who lost their lives;
    all those who sacrificed their lives; And to all the Heroes that responded to the emergency 11 September 2001 7 MB file including photos.

  • Firehouse.com The 9-11 Tragedy

  • The World Trade Center Memorial
    A memorial site where you can submit missing person information and memoriam of victims.

  • 9-11-2001.org This Web Site is dedicated to those who are missing, hurt, to the families of the deceased, to the heroic firefighters, law enforcement, emergency service personnel, volunteers who are helping them and YOU.

  • September 11 Archive
    Website contains archives that cab be surfed and searched.

  • Pentagon Stain Window Glass Graphic  More than 400 chaplains and chaplain assistants recently assembled a stain glass window to be hung at the Pentagon later this year in honor of the Sept. 11 victims.

  • Artistcrafts.com Memorial Website for 9-11 Tragedy with photo gallery.

  • Where Were You

         This site exists to gather the thoughts and emotions of everyday people to the events on and after September 11, 2001. 
          This site features over 1000 compelling first-person narratives of the crisis, many from young people. These personal stories come from across the United States and a few foreign countries.

  • UConn Remembers September 11

            University of Connecticut graduating class of 2002 offered the university a gift named Class of 2002 September 11th UConn Education Fund. This fund has been designed to provide scholarships for the children of the victims of the September 11th tragedies. 

  • New York Magazine
    The online memorials are only a small part of this website from New York Metro Magazine. The memorial page does include links to seven other online memorials. The site includes...

  • New York Times
    This site is intended as a place to remember and celebrate the lives of the men, women and children lost on September 11, 2001.

  • Around the World
    On the first anniversary of the tragic events of September 11th 2001 many different ceremonies are planned both in New York, around America, and in many other countries around the world. Bring you information here of the planned events.

  • 911AttackMemorial
    This site is intended as a lasting memorial tribute to the men, women, and children who lost their lives in the attacks on September 11, 2001, and all those brave souls who died trying to save them. They will remain forever in our hearts and our prayers.

  • CNN Memorial
    CNN.com has established this site as an evolving record of those who died and a place for readers to build a living memorial for them.

  • Port Authority Police Memorial In Memory Of The Thirty-Seven Port Authority Of New York And New Jersey Police Officersilled In The Line-Of-Duty During The Terrorist Attack On The World Trade Center On September 11, 2001

  • Squad 252 of FDNY, Brooklyn Squad 252 is one of several FDNY Firehouses that was severely devastated by the terrorist attacks against America on September 11, 2001. Squad 252 responded at 9:00am to the 5th Alarm at the World Trade Center. On duty that morning were some of Squad 252's finest members. They never returned.

The Star of Honor Memorial Quilt by Donna DeFalco-Boyle, Angie Roth and Quilt Collaborators


The Star of Honor Memorial Quilt is dedicated to all family members whose loved ones were lost on September 11, 2001. The quilt project was started by Donna DeFalco, a Massage Therapist who worked on Ground Zero among firefighters and volunteers since the second day of the attack. Inspired by firefighter, Mark Dulski's remark, "The names of everyone out there should be on the flag, not messages to them.", Donna sketched out an idea for a flag. She knew it would be a quilt. As a member of the Brooklyn Quilters for 16 years, she knew she would get the support of an incredible group of quilters. American quilts have been a unique form of expression in American history. It is so appropriate an art form to honor the victims of 9-11. The following are a few early photos taken of the quilt. The quilt has been displayed in numerous occasions and traveled around the country, including exhibition at the Business for Downtown Business Seminar Series on 9/6/2002. 


The front view of the Star of Honor Memorial Quilt            A crowd gathered in front of the quilt


People admiring the quilt being displayed                       Donna DeFalco with a friend in front of the Quilt     

The design of the quilt has the traditional American Flag as a background, spanning ten feet by six feet. On the flag side of the quilt there are 424 hand-embroidered white stars with the names and affiliations of every uniformed service worker who perished. The back of the quilt is made up of 198 personalized six-inch blocks in red, white and blue, with a blue border embellished with six stars created by young children. Messages are written from firehouses, New York City Police, Port Authority Police Commands, Ground Zero workers, the emergency service squads and the victims' families.


On the flag side, there are six gold stars on the blue field that represent the sum of individuals who perished on 9-11:

  • The World Trade Center, honoring all 2,654 individuals.

  • The Pentagon,  honoring the 184 service members, employees, and contract workers.

  • American Airlines Flight 11, Boston to Los Angeles, which crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, honoring all 92 persons aboard.

  • American Airlines Flight 77, Washington to Los Angeles, which crashed into the Pentagon, honoring all 64 people aboard.

  • United Airlines Flight 93, Newark to San Francisco, which crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and on which Todd Beamer along with other courageous passengers organized a plan to sabotage the hijackers, honoring all 45 Americans who sacrificed their lives.

  • United Airlines Flight 175, Boston to Los Angeles, which plowed into the South Tower of the World trade center, honoring 65 passengers


Anniversary of 9-11

The following news describes the planned anniversary event at the Ground Zero. Visit the above websites links to see various activities and reports about the 9-11 anniversary.   



A sample Photo from Spencer platt/Getty Images, for more photos of Spencer Platt and others click here and for a photo of digging out Ground Zero click here  and photos by Cynthia Nellis click here

Daniel Greenwood
Photo taken on 9-29-2002 by Daniel Greenwood at NYC (9-11-2001.org)



Mayor Bloomberg Announces Plans for September 11th Commemoration with Governor George E. Pataki

August 6, 2002

Well good morning and I want to welcome Governor Pataki to the blue room and his staff. This morning we are going to outline the City's plans to observe the first anniversary of the terrible attack on the world trade center.

I want to begin by thanking the thousands of New Yorkers who have used the Web site and phone line the City set up for this purpose. They have made suggestions about this commemoration and we have tried to listen and include and use as many as we could. Many suggestions have also come from family members who lost love one on 9/11 and we paid particular attention to those.

The overwhelming spirit of these proposals, which were remarkable for their thoughtfulness and sensitivity, was to plan an observance that recalls the enormous tragedy of that terrible day--

That pays tribute to the heroism and sacrifice of those we lost. And that also evokes the courage and determination that New Yorkers have shown since and on 9/11.

We've sought to respect those feelings. Our intent is to have a day of observances that are simple and powerful, that honor the memory of those we lost that day, and that give New Yorkers, Americans and people around the world the opportunity to remember and reflect.

The schedule for the day will be as follows:

Early on the morning of September 11th, five bagpipe and drum processionals will begin to march toward the World Trade Center site from points in each of the five boroughs.

The processionals will be led by the pipe and drum corps of five governmental agencies that performed heroically on 9/11 and in its aftermath: the Fire Department of New York, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the NYPD and the City Corrections and Sanitation Departments.

The processionals will converge at the World Trade Center site just after 8 a.m. The marchers will descend the ramp at which time a memorial service will begin.

At 8:46 a.m., the moment when the first of the twin towers was struck by the first hijacked airliner, I will invite all New Yorkers to take part in a moment of silence.

A eulogy that will be as powerful and as relevant on September 11th as on the day it was first delivered-The Gettysburg Address-will be read by Governor Pataki.

A cross-section of New Yorkers and people from around the world, including family members and colleagues of those lost on 9/11, will read the names of the men and women who perished at the World Trade Center site that day.

My predecessor, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani will lead that reading of names. If anyone has a tie to those lost and it is appropriate to read that out, it is Rudy Giuliani

After the reading of the names is completed, "Taps" will be played. New Jersey Governor James McGreevey will then read an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence.

The memorial will conclude at 10:29 a.m., which is the moment when the second of the twin towers collapsed. Houses of worship throughout the city are invited to toll their bells at that time.

From that moment on, throughout the day, the families of those lost on 9/11 will, for the first time, be invited to descend the ramp to the lowest level of the World Trade Center site. They will have an opportunity to remember their loved ones on what many consider sacred ground. We will ask them to take a rose, put it in a vase and we will save those roses and make them part of the permanent memorial when it is eventually built.

Governmental offices will not be closed on September 11th, and I expect that most places of business will be open. Students will attend classes; workers will go to their jobs. We will carry on our responsibilities to our families and our city.

However, this will not be any ordinary day for anyone in New York. For that reason, I urge all houses of worship in the city to open their doors throughout the day to provide occasions for individual prayer and reflection. And the Governor will talk about how we hope to have all New Yorkers not just from New York City but from New York State, all people not just from New York State, but from the entire country and the world, participate.

Late in the afternoon of September 11th, President George W. Bush will come to New York and visit the World Trade Center site.

At sunset that evening, there will be an observance at The Sphere, the sculpture that once stood in the plaza of the World Trade Center and that is now part of the temporary memorial to the victims of 9/11 in Battery Park. Heads of state from around the world will be invited to join that ceremony during which an eternal flame will be lit and I will read Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Four Freedoms".

That evening there also will be candlelight gatherings in each of the five boroughs giving us all an opportunity to reflect and be renewed.

These events will take place in Central Park, Van Cortland Park, Prospect Park, Flushing Meadows Park and Snug Harbor.

Every New Yorker should feel welcome at one of these gatherings. We ask people from around the city, the nation and the world, who cannot attend, to light candles and join their families and neighbors on street corners or in front of their homes.

These commemorative gatherings will last about 90 minutes. At these gatherings, Cultural organizations in each of the five boroughs will arrange for music that reflects the spirit of the day. Groups performing that evening will include the Bronx arts ensemble in Van Cortland Park, the Brooklyn Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and Brooklyn Youth Chorus in Prospect Park, St. Lukes Chamber Orchestra in Central Park, the Queens Symphony Orchestra at Flushing Meadows Park, and the Staten Island Symphony at Snug Harbor. Jazz at Lincoln Center will also perform at a location still to be determined.

I am grateful for the cooperation of these cultural groups in planning these events. Private funds are being raised for planning and implementing the day. To date, approximately twenty corporations have donated funds, and more donations are needed and are being sought


Numbers for Rememberance

The World Trade Center took 6 years and 8 months to build (1966-1973)
The World Trade Center was destroyed in 1 hour and 42 minutes (9-11-2001)
60 Police Died (37 PAPD and 23 NYPD)
343 Firefighters perished
658 of Cantor Fitzgerald Company died (2/3 of the company employees)
10 Bystanders killed
16 People escaped from the South Tower and none escaped from the North Tower above the floors
18 survivors were found on 9-12 (12 Firefighters, 3 policemen and 3 Civilians)
4598 out of 19858 body parts were identified


9-11 Memorial Events


Broadcasting Events


Other 9-11 Memorial Sites


Michael Sauers 9-11 Bibliography

Annual Reviews Related to 9-11

Port Authority Police Traveling Memorial

Widows' and Victims' Families Assiciation

WTC Ground Zero Relief Website (photo)

Squad 252 of FDNY, Brooklyn

Platt and Others 

Photo of Digging Out Ground Zero

Photos by Cynthia Nellis

Americas Ride

Cantor Family Memorial

Spreading Hope through Flight

Commemorate the Spirit of September 11th, 2001

Nine Eleven History Dot Net

Digital Collection Interactive Publishing
Missing Pieces

9/11 Victims 



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