My trip to ground zero9/19/01
Eight days after the terrorist attack, I went downtown to see the wreckage at the World Trade Center. There were many policemen and soldiers around, but I was able to see the ground zero site from Broadway. It was eerie because there were many camera tourists like me, together with many regular people who work in the financial district. The cops just moved us tourists along politely.
Once you get a few blocks away from ground zero, everything looks pretty normal, except for the increased security. Some subway stations are closed due to damage, and others for security reasons. The mood is pretty somber down there, but is returning to normal in the rest of Manhattan.