This is a video I shot on September 11 2001, when the smoke from the World Trade Center attack was hanging over our neighborhood.
Two days later all the bridges were still off limits, so I took a ferry from Staten Island to Manhattan. It was pretty eerie to see the skyline without the twin towers.
In Manhattan I walked from Battery Park through the Wall Street Area up to the World Trade Center. A lot of the dirt had already been cleaned up, but there were still mountains of dust and papers everywhere. A lot of people were wearing facial masks.
There were reporters everywhere, interviewing anyone who was willing to talk to them. Back then I still had a press pass, so I was able to get past the guards who blocked off the actual Ground Zero area. I took some video footage from the Ground Zero press center.
It was pretty amazing to see hundreds of reporters from all over the
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