11/11/11 Brings Luck, Hope And Celebrations In New York And Around The World

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — What did you wish for?

Did you mark 11:11:11 a.m. on 11/11/11 today?

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ John Montone reports

From right here in town to all across the world, people are celebrating 11/11/11 in a variety of ways.

PHOTOS: 11 Pictures Of 11/11/11 From Around The World

The Corduroy Appreciation Club in New York City is celebrating the once-in-a-lifetime occurrence with the “Grandest Meeting of All” of corduroy fanatics.

The club says the date 11/11/11 most closely resembles the fabric they love, and to honor it and the date, the club has been searching for what it calls the “Corduroy Messiah,” a child who is turning 11-years-old on 11/11/11.

No word if their corduroy Messiah has been found, but the president of the club is set to give a speech about “the continued campaign against velvet and the state of corduroy in a post-11/11/11 world.”

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While the Corduroy Appreciation Club celebrates their favorite fabric, others are hoping 11/11/11 will be their lucky day.

One man told 1010 WINS’ John Montone he’ll be picking up some lottery tickets.

In Atlantic City, the Trump Taj Mahal is planning drawings every 11 minutes for up to $1,111.

Others believe a reawakening of the human consciousness will occur.

“Eleven is a number of illumination and enlightenment, a number of insight, blinding flashes of the obvious, and a number of transformation,” said Vikki MacKinnon, a numerologist in Calgary, Ontario.

But Daniel Jones from the Lower East Side says he heard the world was supposed to end on 11/11/11.

“It’s supposed to be what you call, an apocalypse,” he said. “But who knows what to expect in New York these days.”

At least one Manhattan couple took advantage of the rare date. Ahna Tessler and John Harrison picked the date of 11/11/11 to have their twins via a C-section.

Their twins, a boy and a girl, were delivered Friday morning at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital.

Couples marry in Times Square - Nov 11, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Couples marry in Times Square - Nov 11, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Eleven couples tied the knot in at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Times Square, married at 11 minutes and 11 seconds after 11 a.m., making the time of their marriage 11:11:11 on 11/11/11.

1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks with happy couples

Newlyweds Dennis and Joey, from Staten Island, who have been together for 17 years, said this has been a long time coming.

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Newlyweds Joey and Dennis pose at a wedding for 11 couples at the Crowne Plaza Times Square on November 11, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for IHG)

“It’s the luckiest day of the year, and its Veterans Day and it’s got the right feeling — that we’re able to have equality,” Dennis told 1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks.

“I was actually on a date with my girlfriend, felt like I needed to be at the party, dropped her off early, went to the party met Joey and then that was it,” Dennis told WCBS 880 reporter Alex Silverman.

WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman In Times Square

On the other side of the world in China, the date is viewed as auspicious and romantic and about 1,000 couples across Malaysia also have their wedding date as 11/11/11.

In Shanghai, a special “1111” train started at 11:11 a.m. on the No. 11 line.

And millions of clocks around the world will at some point read 11:11:11 on 11/11/11 and if you add up all those ones, it will equal 12.

What are you doing to celebrate 11/11/11? Tell us below in our comments section…

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  • Sandi

    I told my dying father “Happy Veteran’s Day” at exactly 11:11 a.m.

  • Santhi Maiyealagan

    hope this 11/11/11 give luck to everybody

  • Kayla

    today is my 16th birthday and am in Grade 11

    • MJ

      Happy B-Day! This Year My B-Day Was I Turned 15 On 5/15, Double 5 (from 5)And Minus 5 (from 15) I’m In 10th Grade. Does This Count As Anyrhing…:P

  • chris

    we are having friends over for a toast at 11:11. It will either be 1 drink or 12

  • Cynthia Renee

    I celebrated my 48th birthday today, I know lots of people whose birthday is today, and it’s finally a really cool birthday to have!!! so everybody stop knocking it, and those who think it’s good luck, think of yourself as being blessed instead of lucky.

  • Kimberly Gigstad

    It’s been a banner day for me. I found my brother, Scott (different dads) after years of searching. What more could anyone ask for?

  • jerseyjoey

    Only a lemming would think three numbers will save them, hahaha goes to show you liberal mentality. What a joke, so this is news.

    • CT Native

      Liberal mentality? What the heck does this story have to do with politics? Grow up!

  • michaelfury

    “blinding flashes of the obvious”

    You thought the Bank of America logo was a flag, didn’t you?

    ordo ab chao


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