NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Is it appropriate to have a gift shop, cafe and a black-tie affair at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
The museum, which opened to the public Wednesday, has been the subject of much criticism since last week’s dedication. Some have been angered by the presence of the museum’s gift shop, which sells coffee mugs, T-shirts and tote bags; a formal event at the museum last week attended by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg; and plans to open a cafe at the site where nearly 3,000 people were killed in the 2001 terrorist attack — some of whom’s unidentified remains are housed at the museum.READ MORE: Political Consultant: New York State's Impeachment Of Gov. Cuomo 'Could Get Very Ugly'
As WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, some family members of victims and survivors say it’s crass commercialism that has no place on such hallowed ground.