A moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday marked when the first plane hit the twin towers on a clear, sunny day in 2001. Then, families of the victims started reading aloud the names of those who died.
The Tri-State area commemorated the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with tributes, memorials and prayer services.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said it’s the consensus of the intelligence community that New York remains the No. 1 terrorist target in the United States.
The ride started at 7 a.m., leaving from West 43rd Street and heading down to the World Trade Center site where participants held a memorial and prayer service.
President Barack Obama, along with first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden, walked out of the White House at 8:46 a.m., the moment the first plane hit the World Trade Center.
Welles Crowther, 24, has come to be known as the man in the red bandana for sacrificing his own life to help save several people on that day.
The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund held its annual Bikers For Bini charity event Sunday at the Staten Island Mall.
Grimm said the information session is aimed at those who may not even realize they are eligible for federal help.
The children of firefighters killed on 9/11 get a bump in points on the fire department’s list, but the children of those who died from 9/11-related illnesses do not.
The medical examiner’s office said Tuesday that the remains were moved from the 30th Street building as a precaution before superstorm Sandy hit.
The mayoral hopeful was answering a question about airport security when he made his controversial remark.
Boeing Co. confirmed the rusted metal part from a Boeing 767 is a trailing edge flap support structure, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. It helps secure wing flaps that aid in regulating plane speed.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev bought two “Lock and Load” reloadable mortar kits containing 24 shells each on the evening of Feb. 6, said April Walton, the manager of Phantom Fireworks in Seabrook.
About 60 truckloads – or 600 cubic yards – of debris that could contain tiny human bone fragments have been unearthed by construction crews working on the new World Trade Center tower in recent years. Investigators will spend 10 weeks trying to find remains in that debris.
The “Postcards” Memorial on the St. George Waterfront contains 274 plaques in honor of Staten Islanders who died in the 1993 and 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. In recent weeks, officials said some of the plaques have been damaged or removed.