Volume 81, Number 15 | September 8 - 14, 2011
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933

Looking back at 9/11 • A special Villager supplement

Out of the Ashes

Photos by Lincoln Anderson

Memorial has become the ‘Heart of the Village’
Everyone is pitching in to help get the Tiles for America memorial back in shape for the tenth anniversary of 9/11 this weekend. To keep the tiles from being blown off and destroyed by Hurricane Irene, a group of women who call themselves the Village Angels, along with volunteers, took them all down two weekends ago. Clockwise from above: Village Angel Dusty Berke, right, talking with Joanna Shows, who was carrying a plant someone had donated to the memorial; nanny Meredith Kennedy and Dashel Neville put up a tile; Jim Power, the “Mosaic Man,” brought over his 9/11 planter from Astor Place, and it now has a palm tree in it; tiles laid out on a police barricade in the rain, ready to be rehung by community members or passersby on Wednesday.

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