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post #31 of 70
I too am extremely saddened and anguished by this event. Even if I am here in Ca., the effects are deeply felt. Most of our events were cancelled for the next couple of days. All the malls, amusement parks and shopping centers are shut down. I just got home from work and the tears are running now that I am seeing the horrific images. My heart goes out to everyone, particularly the victims families. :(
post #32 of 70
I'm with all of you in grieving over this tragic situation. The girls at the sorority house today were terrified! It was even worse that many of them have parents and relatives in New York and Philladelphia. Nobody's cell phones were working, and the regular telephone lines were tied up. They cried all day and paced the floors. Most of them stayed glued to the tv set. This is a tense situation.
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post #33 of 70
Hi,
Well the sureal continues here in Manhattan. As I mentioned, the Trade Center is about 10 blocks from my office. I was walking from the subway to my office when the first plane hit. You cannot imagine what it's like to turn a corner and see a hole that big in the side of the biggest building in the world. I got to the office and we were immediately evacuated. I walked up to my girlfriend's office at Peter Kump's. One of the instructors pointed out that the fridges were full of food for classes that were cancelled. Well, we cooked it! for 3 hours we cooked everything in site. You can imagine how much food 7 chef instructors and numerous minions (like me) can turn out. We then loaded up the food on rolling racks and walked it down to St. Vincent's Hospital, one of the trauma centers. You do what you can.
Kyle
At weddings, my Aunts would poke me in the ribs and cackle "You're next!". They stopped when I started doing the same to them at funerals.
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At weddings, my Aunts would poke me in the ribs and cackle "You're next!". They stopped when I started doing the same to them at funerals.
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post #34 of 70
I just got home and started watching the news. I'm very disturbed at what I'm seeing on the tube and will never find all the words to express what I feel.

I'm glad your families and relatives are safe and sound and feel deep sorrow for those who didn't make it.

As I expressed before, it's a sad sad day!

God bless and peace to all.



Hey Kyle, good for you my friend!

[ September 11, 2001: Message edited by: Kimmie ]
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«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
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post #35 of 70
Yes, Kimmie, there are no words to express the depth of grief and sorrow caused by this terrible tragedy. I am sure that we are all deeply touched and the ramifications of such senseless violence will be felt around the world.

Blessings to those who are able to help in whatever way, including Kyle and his friends. Thoughts and prayers continue to go out to all involved.

May we all find peace again.
post #36 of 70
I remember the attack on Pearl Harbor,we knew who are enemy was and it made our choice very easy.But today we face an enemy that is even more evil,they take pleasure in killing women and children,those who are most helpless.But we have the ability to defeat them and that is by going on with our lives,don't let them disrupt our way of life.Be proud of being an American and let us join all those in the world who love freedom to say to those who want to destroy all we believe in,just one word as said by a famous World War Two general when asked to surrender he said"NUTS" Our prayers go out to all!!!!!!!Keep Cooking :mad:
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post #37 of 70
Me and my wife just finished talking to my sister in law in the city,
She has had a couple glasses of wine and is trying to unwind.
Like M brown said,Janice saw the second plane hit the tower and saw both towers go down.

She is one of many stories we will be hearing as the whole tradigy is unraveled.

Help the children
give blood
never give up!!

PS..Non Chef,
Thanks for your words,As your son I have always admired them.
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post #38 of 70
I live within 5 blocks of the (former) World Trade Center. Right now the neighborhood is totally quiet, much quieter than on a normal evening, when there are sirens from the trucks leaving the firehouse and ambulances from the hospital on my block. Everything outside is coverered with pale, pearl-grey ash. When the third building collapsed a couple of hours ago, there was little noise, but the couch I was lying on rocked like a swing. There is no panic; there are almost no people out. I pray for the victims -- especially the cooks at work at Windows who maybe wouldn't leave because they had stock on the stove. And I pray for everyone else in the country, that we should not assume anyone else's guilt and cause more pain to more innocent people.
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post #39 of 70
Kyle, what you did was amazing. I'm sure people will remember your food as a moment of mercy in a hellish day. To those of you who spent the day there, thank God you were here to check in!

To all of you who had friends and loved ones in NYC, my heart goes out to you. Even hearing good news can be rattling when you think of what almost happened.

What follows is a prayer, so if you prefer not to read it, please skip to the next post. It's recited at Jewish funerals, but you may find some comfort in in it regardless of your spiritual leanings.

O God full of compassion, Eternal Spirit of the universe, grant perfect rest under the wings of Your Presence to those who have entered eternity. Master of Mercy, let them find refuge forever in the shadow of Your wings, and let their souls be bound up in the bond of eternal life. The Eternal God is their inheritance. May they rest in peace.
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post #40 of 70
I was ready to give up on humanity when I saw the Palestinians’ reaction to the attacks. How can people who knows what terrorism can do justify being happy by the misery of another country? When I read Kyle’s post (so glad you are all right) and saw what he did, I realised there is always hope, you see it daily in the little gestures we do to help each other.
When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.

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post #41 of 70
Where was Windows located exactly? the very top of the tower? The North or South one? So many were trapped on the floors above the explosion site and I fear the worst for the kitchen staff.. If anyone has any news or contacts from the restaurant, please post.

Surreal is definitely the right word here. Even in Toronto, the downtown core shut down toward mid-day. These are trying moments. America has been a symbol for freedom all over the world; anyone who enjoys or has just had a glimpse of freedom, shares in the pain and loss New York and Washington have experienced today. For all who believe in freedom,independance and democracy, America must stand tall and be strong. While this may seem futile for the victims, this act cannot go unpunished. May tomorrow bring hope and light in all this darkness.
post #42 of 70
[ September 11, 2001: Message edited by: Anneke ]
post #43 of 70
As I exited the subway and made my way down 6th Ave to a photo shoot on 25th st this morning, I saw the huge, gaping, smoking hole in the side of the northern Trade Center tower. I continued to travel south to get to work and and a few minutes later saw the second plane hit the other tower and the upper floors of both buildings engulfed in a huge ball of flame. Although we tried to get down to work on the photo shoot, we were distracted and overcome by the events happening just down the street. We ran out after hearing of the first collapse to witness the second tower fall. From our vantage point, it didn't seem to fall exactly, it just appeared to vaporize into clouds of smoke and ash. I've never seen anything so horrifying!; it was hard to believe it was really happening right in front of my eyes!
Our shoot was suspended, my husband left work and joined me as we tried to make our way back to Westchester county where we live. Since there were no commuter trains running, or subways and all bridges were closed to traffic, this became a kind of odyssey in itself. We walked a very long way.
We are all in a weird state of shock but are OK. I pray for all the people affected more profoundly than we were. It's hard for me to keep from thinking of all the rescue workers trying to save others when the buildings fell, and the children of the lost trade center employees. I've heard some amazing stories of heroism of many people as they were being evacuated and am sure we will hear of many more as the clean up progresses.
Let's hope and pray that there will be no more surprises such as the events we witnessed today.
Pray that peace, justice, tolerance and love for our fellow man prevails in this time of great sorrow.

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post #44 of 70
I am relieved to hear that our friends here were spared any major injuries or worse in this act of inhumanity. There's very little else to say that hasn't already been said. But my prayers go out to all victims and family.
post #45 of 70
My neighbor mentioned something ironic...that today's date is 9-11. I'm sure there's no connection, but it was terribly coincidental.
post #46 of 70
This day has been extremely draining. The phone calls that wouldn't go through. The panic, wondering if my family members were safe, seeing the pandemonium all over NYC, and just wondering what is happening to this world! I am mystified as to how somebody could commit such an act, and furthermore, how people could dance in the streets of Afghanistan, knowing what's been done. These are not human beings as we know humans to be. I am not a hateful person, but it is VERY dificult for me to look upon these people as anything more than vermin. Whether it was the Palestinians behind this or not, they are the ones taking pleasure in the misery of others, and that is just plain ugly.
post #47 of 70
Momoreg,
Today happens to be the UN's International Day for Peace....

Just heard: 385 firefighters and 80+ police officers, gone. This is simply unfathomable... They are true heroes.
post #48 of 70
our hearts and thoughts go out to those in NYC. My sister in law was there only several days ago.

"I heard the news today, oh boy".
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post #49 of 70
Anneke,

Windows on the World was located at One World Trade Center, on the 107th Floor. I hope they were in the second tower, then there's a chance that everyone evacuated.

I just found this at http://newyork.citysearch.com/profile/7195854
just after a review of the restaurant:


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Posted by An Anonymous User on Sep. 11, 2001

This was a great restaurant, great view, and thanks God I could be there one month ago.. God Bless Us all and all that are not with us any more. :(


Tragedy
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Posted by An Anonymous User on Sep. 11, 2001

This was a wonderful restaurant...please take down this site in lieu of today's tragedy. God Bless Us All.

If you want to enjoy the view, one last time, here's the address

View of the World

P.S.: Unfortunately, the first plane slammed into building One, being the North tower.
Click here for details

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[ September 12, 2001: Message edited by: Kimmie ]
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«Just Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt.»
«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
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«Just Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt.»
«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
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post #50 of 70
Thanks for the view. It definitely was the best view in the city.
post #51 of 70
I had brunch there one Sunday many years ago. What I remember most was how very small the Statue of Liberty appeared from my seat by the window. My heart if filled with grief for all who were there.
post #52 of 70
I count myself as one of the fortunate ones. My sister works in the World Financial Center, part of the WTC complex. She stayed at home today because I said I would travel to New York to visit but forgot to tell her that I couldn't. She might have postponed her vacation and gone to work today had I remembered to call. My younger brother works a few blocks away from the WTC as well. But he had personal business to take care off so he was in Midtown. But the most eery is that I picked my parents up at SFO this morning at 2 AM, just three hours before all airports were closed. I found a last minute deal for them to come and visit me as my mother didn't have to babysit for my vacationing sister. I am glad they are with me three thousand miles away from lower Manhattan. They live just two miles away from the WTC. Although we have been talking about it all day going from the sheer horror of the event to all the wonderful times we spent playing at the now rubbled landmark as we grew up, I still feel numb. One of my most beloved sights and sites is gone. Thousands of people dead, injured, trapped, anguished and pained forever.

Although I have been talking and watching the news all day, I still can't come to grips with what happened today. I am fearful of the hysteria that will follow as well. Afraid of the fingerpointing and scapegoating until the guilty parties are found. And then afraid of the scapegoating and violence after that. I know what it is like to be part of a visibly hated group. Unfortunately, my innocence is not so visible and completely inaudible when a deaf ear is turned. There is no real justice in this world.
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post #53 of 70
www.windowsontheworld.com here is the link unbelievable this whole thing I was just there 3 months ago.
post #54 of 70
I would like to extend my thoughts and prayers to everyone effected by this tragedy.
post #55 of 70
I too was shocked by todays happenings. Our school actually gave us the option to go home if we chose to do so.
I hope all of you and your families are ok and send all my prayers to the families of the victims and hope that the rescue workers are able to rescue those who are still alive as quickly as possible.
My trip to France will be on Friday, me as a medical professional am actually thinking about foregowing my trip and spending 2 weeks in New York helping instead..
Danielle
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post #56 of 70
My daughter lives in an apartment building. She told me that as the news was being announced the foreigners upstairs were whooping and yelling with elation every time something horrible would happen. She went upstairs and cussed them out. I told her she should have called the police. How DARE them to live in and enjoy our country and laugh at our grief.
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post #57 of 70
I was watching Good Morning America yesterday as everything began. It's was so surreal, I wished I had never seen a movie before because it dulled my senses and reactions. Even though it had shocked me enough that I couldn't function the whole day, night or sleep last night. I can't even begin to think how I would have broken down if I had never seen such craziness in a movie.

There's so much to absorb, I don't feel the same.

My heart breaks for all the people who have been touched physically from this! No one in the States could have survived emotionally untouched! I'm feel proud to be an American and this only helped me realize just how amazing strong patriotically we are.........
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post #58 of 70
If you talk to anyone who was around when Kennedy was shot, they will tell you their exact whereabouts when they found out. I think this event will live in people's memory in much the same way. Nobody will ever forget the sheer horror of this.
post #59 of 70
My heart goes out to all the victims of the tragedies in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. Thank goodness to those who survived.
I think that I was never more afraid and shocked to think that someone would mastermind such atrocities. I was in New York this summer for a vacation and admired the World Trade Center with my family. To think the number of people involved in this senseless tragedy. Here is my hope that those who are responsible be brought to justice as soon as possible.
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post #60 of 70
I'm glad to see that all the ChefTalk New Yorkers and their families and friends seem to all be ok. I got sent home from work early yesterday because all the state offices were closed. There really was no point in keeping us at work when nobody could work. Everyone was just in a state of shock and disbelief. I have one friend who works very close to the WTC but fortunately, he had a late start and was still safe at home in NJ.

Kyle: I saw the press conference at St. Vincent's just before I left for work. One of the doctors or someone in charge mentioned the food that people had brought them yesterday and last night. They were truly grateful and it is always uplifting even in such dark times to see such acts of human kindness.
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