West Village bus memorializes the lives lost on 9/11

For many years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a collection of ceramic tiles hung on a West Village fence around a vacant lot. They honored victims of the attacks and expressed wishes for peace, reports Sara Dorn for the NY Post. 

Known as the Tiles for America, they were a beloved sight in the Village. They were removed in 2012 when Hurricane Irene threatened them. After their return, they were removed permanently when the MTA began building on the lot. They now can be seen inside a bus that has become a shrine. It is parked at Greenwich and Seventh Avenues, the site where the tile-covered fence once stood.

Dusty Berke and Stuart Gelles keep the tiles and hope to obtain permanent permission to park in the metered spot.

You can learn more about the tiles here.

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