Blogger Tim Sumner asks: Where does ground zero end?
The dust clouds from the collapsing South and North Towers rapidly rolled out in all directions. Papers from the World Trade Center landed in Brooklyn and many homes and businesses there also had to be decontaminated. Human remains were found as far away as the East River. The streets were inch-deep with debris the length of Wall Street, which terminates at South Street near the historic Sea Port.
The Burlington Coat Factory is less than 400 feet from World Trade Center Tower 7 which also collapsed. Those who say a mosque there would not be at Ground Zero are just plain wrong.
For some, a small section of the Brooklyn Promenade, which is across the East River from the World Trade Center site, is hallowed ground.
Since 2002, this picture of the Twin Towers has hung on a fence on the famed walkway. It is protected from theft and vandalism because “hallowed ground” is a New York state of mind.
In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, we were all New Yorkers.