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Address: Murly Square, Greenwich Avenue W 11th, New York City, NY

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2012
Sarah L
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

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 vast numbers of tourists will want to see "ground zero" and the WTC memorials downtown, this is the only one I ever would want to spend any... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2012

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 corner of 7th Avenue and 11th Street. We spent at least an hour reading the tiles and their beautiful messages after... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

This could be easily passed as one might think it's just an art installation of tiles. It's much more than that, as each tile has the possibility of invoking emotion. As you move through the tiles, you really get the experience of human compassion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

We walked down 7th avenue toward lower Manhattan when we saw this from across the road, many tributes left by ordinary people who have taken time to remember the victims of the 9/11 disaster. Heartfelt dedications handwritten on tile and tied to a wire fence at the corner of the roadside. Would recommend spending a little while here as it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

It seems strange to call this an attraction, but it is a sight that needs to be seen. An hour spent reading the tiles here is an hour well spent. A unique memorial.

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