Red Hook’s Cheryl Stewart Takes Down ‘Where Is Osama Bin Laden?’ Sign

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Brooklyn sculptor Cheryl Stewart posted a large sign with red letters outside her Coffey Street home as a protest of the Iraq war.

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It listed the number of years and days since 9/11 and asked, “Where is Osama Bin Laden?”

“[It was] one simple question that no one else was asking,” she said.

For nine years and 232 days, she marked each day.

“3,000 of my neighbors were killed and my whole city was changed and I took it very personally,” she told WCBS 880 reporter Marla Diamond.

Sometimes neighbors helped.

“This was symbolic. Once it got started, the snowball had to keep rolling,” Michael Hornstein, who lives across the street, said.

“It’s kind of made people aware of it,” neighbor Izzy Hornstein said.

Her Red Hook neighbors took down the sign yesterday after someone put “dead” over the numbers – following the killing of Bin Laden at the hands of a U.S. Navy SEAL team in Pakistan.

“I am relieved not to change the numbers anymore. It’s actually become a part of me, but I’m very glad to let it go,” said Stewart. “It’s a great day for everyone that this criminal is gone. It just should have happened a long, long time ago.”

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  1. M. Bent says:

    The only imbeciles I see here are Frances B and Hugo, who likely voted for George W. Bush. “This woman” is one of many who weren’t fooled by Bush’s smoke and mirrors war in Iraq. A war that had nothing to do with the events of 9.11.01., butt everything to do with dead American soldiers and countless Iraqi civilians.

  2. stephi says:

    Why is she a stupid lady? why is her community stupid? Please think before you say something stupid.

    1. HUGO says:

      This woman is a complete imbecile. She is proud of her sign that she tended to for the past 6 years. If you fail to see he idiocy then you should put up a sign as well.

  3. Frances B says:

    What a stupid lady, and a community to follow. Pointless.

  4. Stan says:

    OSAMA
    I’M SURE YOUR HAVING A GREAT TIME WITH YOUR 47 VIRGINS IN PARADISE (I’LL CALL IT HELL), SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG BUT YOU ARE NOW WHERE YOU BELONG. REMEMBER…. LIFE IS A FULL CIRCLE…. YOU WILL ALWAYS MEET YOUR MAKER…..

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