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Tiles For America, New York City

#87 of 118 in Historic Sites in New York City
Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Art Gallery
On Saturday August 29th, in advance of Hurricane Irene, a group of concerned Greenwich Village residents, fearing record winds, took down and secured Tiles for America, which has been a memorial- in -progress at the corner of Greenwich Avenue and 7th Avenue for the past 10 years.

On Sunday, September 4th, the tiles will be reinstalled. Squad 18, led by Captain Brian Smith, will hang the original Tiles for America sign at approximately 11:30 am as part of the 10th annual Father Mychal F. Judge Walk of Remembrance. The walk begins at St. Francis of Assisi Church at 135 West 31st Street at 9am. The walk will end at Ground Zero.

After the Tiles for America sign is reinstalled, the rest of the tiles will start to go back on the fence. First responders and victims’ families have been invited to attend and participate.

During the week of September 4-10, village mosaicist Jim Power (aka the Mosaic Man), will create a bench on site to preserve the broken tiles.

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  • After the tragedy of 9/11, handmade heartfelt memorials popped up all over New York City. Eventually most of them were dismantled and disappeared. This is one of the few that remains. And while...  more »
  • I went searching for this after reading some of the reviews on this website. It was quite hard to find and we walked straight past it the first time. It is located on a chain link fence at the...  more »
  • Precious records of painful memories.
  • The most important living memorial of its kind dedicated to the events of Sept. 11 and created by the people, the 9/11 'Tiles for America' located at the heart of the Village in New York City. *****

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