The daughter of NYPD Sergeant Timothy Roy, who was killed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 has joined the NYPD, writes Marco Poggio in the New York Daily News.
Brittney Roy, 22, who was 7 when her father was killed, always wanted to be a police officer.
“It was a true aspiration to be able to try and follow his footsteps,” she told reporters
Roy is one of 474 new NYPD cadets in this class.
Sculptor Steven Tobin is suing Trinity Church to force them to return his 9/11 sculpture “Trinity Root” to the courtyard of the church, reports Victoria Bekiempis in the New York Daily News.
The bronze artwork arrived outside the church in September 2005. It was commissioned by the parish.
The sculpture is a 13-foot-tall, 15-foot-wide, 20-foot-deep depiction of sycamore roots, cast from an actual tree that was destroyed in St. Paul’s churchyard during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. The tree is credited with shielding St. Paul’s from damage from the collapse of the World Trade Center towers.
Trinity officials decided to remove the sculpture in 2015, and did so without informing Tobin. Damaged in the removal process, it is currently in Connecticut.
The Daffodil Project, a non-profit honoring those killed in the September 11th terrorist attacks by planting flower bulbs in public spaces around the city, has marked its 15th year reports Roger Clark of NY1.
New Yorkers for Parks give away free daffodil bulbs to community groups to plant across the city as a living memorial for 9/11 victims. Yellow symbolizes remembrance.
More than 6.5 million bulbs have been planted across the five boroughs by thousands of volunteers.