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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Silent September...Remember 9-11-2001.

This is the last post for Silent September. I am closing it out with the tiles not from the museum but the ones still displayed on the streets of New York. I thought I would post more, but the 9/11 post took a lot out of me....more than I expected.

Tiles of America

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising up every time we fall.


Thanks to those who stood by us while others chose to sit down.

NY is Strong...and that is an understatement.

The meaning.

The contributors.

How it began.

At a red light I felt a thought ...

Stop...think freedom....

although I don't like the security camera at the bottom of the flag.

One hand. One people. One family. We are United. WE ARE AMERICA !

...and in closing , I hope we all remember that we have our comrades overseas fighting for our freedom and the hopes we may live in peace again without the looming threat from terrorists. Remember 9/11 people, teach the youngsters about it and lets make sure we NEVER forget. I know its not much from a humble Taxi driver who also works a day job in this city of many classes, creeds, colors and yet we are ALL AMERICAN. WE are in this together and should you find yourself in New York City alone without a friend, remember, to just hold your hand up and yell 'YO KING !" and my safe chariot of freedom will be there. I am hoping an end to the war and wish any and all of our soldiers and your family if they are overseas a safe passage home.
I may be fumbling with my words, but this is still an upsetting topic to write about as I remain your friend and the eyes to this great city of New York, your friend,

...The King Of New York Hacks.

Peace out peepers.


  1. Kindest regards from a Scottish girl who loves NY.

  2. Wonderful tribute to 9/11. thank you for all the wonderful pictures of the city and helping me to remember

  3. Yo King.....I really shouldn't have looked at this at 4 a.m. this morning as I am heading out the door for another long day..... Tears affect vision and I got to see to drive good to yourself.

  4. Glad you wrote this post!! I will always remember 9/11.

  5. Don't knock that security camera King, it's become a necessity in our everyday lives. I had no idea about the tiles and found this so heartwarming! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Thank you for your "Silent September".

    It brings this quote to mind - something I feel is fitting:

    In silence He listens to us; in silence He speaks to our souls. In silence we are granted the privilege of listening to His voice.
    Silence of our eyes.
    Silence of our ears.
    Silence of our mouths.
    Silence of our minds. the silence of the heart
    God will speak.
    ---Mother Teresa, from No Greater Love

    Prayer Girl says Amen!

  7. Excellent tribute. I didn't comment on it, but it took me 5 tries to get through your 9/11 post. The tears in my eyes prevented me from taking in all the pictures at once. Beautiful.

  8. I was not aware of this project. Very touching.

  9. Pretty awesome ain't it? I'm just glad( in a way )that my Pop didn't have to witness the start of another war( lost him 31 July, 2001~~24 years in the Air force ). And as much as I'd like to get back in ranks, I have come to realise that my war too, is over. Can we just bring my brothers and sisters home now?

  10. Amazing - and I love those tiles. What a great way for people to leave their tributes - more lasting than notes on paper or flowers.

  11. Amazing post King. Thanks for keeping 9/11 alive for all of us. It is so important that we do not get so involved in our day to day life that we forget as some would have us do.
    Like Ice Queen, it took more than one attempt to make it through your 9/11 post.
    I promise, if I ever make it to NY, I will put out my hand and yell "Yo King!"

  12. Awesome post King, thank you.

    Silent September was a wonderful tribute to 9/11 and New York City. I take my hat off to you.

    Safe travels!

  13. Love the pics.I think we all understand how upsetting this September has been for you.That is OK! I am glad you shared your pictures with us and the stories along with them.


  14. Wonderful pics of each tile, and especially the last pic of the flag blowing in the wind. Your blog is amazing. Like your heart.

  15. You did this well, and from the heart.. God Bless you and the city you so obviously love..

  16. This, like the day John Lennon,Kennedy,Apollo 13,and the shuttle disasters will always stick in my mind. I will never forget exactly what I was doing at the time when I heard these events on the radio or television. Good tribute King, I wish us Canadians had as much patriotism as you Americans...

  17. VIELEN DANK !!!
    Thank you again...
    Greetings from Germany, Petra

  18. Won't ever forget what happened that day. thanks for the pictures.

    & Thanks for the comment:) My nephew is growing too fast, lol.

  19. I am across the country and yet I remember the day and the helplessness there...And now. Thank you for the tribute of honor.

  20. a wonderful close out of the month. had no idea about the tiles, but thats really cool. thanks for helping us to remember and being our eyes in NY.

  21. Hola KONYH!

    Thank you so much for stopping by Casa Hice and leaving a comment! I am humbled and honored.

    Now I must dive in to your blog and get New-Yorkified. Being a transplanted Upstate New Yorker, it will be a pleasure.

    Have an awesome October!

  22. Thanks for visiting my blog. This is a great tribute. I'm going to continue to follow!

  23. The world changed on 9.11 and no one will ever forget.

    My heart goes out to the people of NY and I grieve every year for all those who lost their lives and for their families and friends.


  24. This is very moving tribute and great to see via your blog.

    From an English bird who loves NYC!


  25. This is a great tribute. I love the project...didn't know about it. That's a great way to remember. I don't think any of us can ever forget. I remember the day as clear as it was yesterday and I share it with my kids every year.

  26. This is a great tribute. I love the project...didn't know about it. That's a great way to remember. I don't think any of us can ever forget. I remember the day as clear as it was yesterday and I share it with my kids every year.

  27. Never forget that the man at the head of the terrorist group who did this to us, Bin Laden, got away with it. Never forget that president Bush let him get away be being too weak and waiting too long to go in after him. Was that because of Iraq? Doesnt really matter.

  28. It's a really great idea, those tiles. I have never seen them before. It's just sad that people still steal them eventhough they know the reason for them being there.

    I have something for you over at my blog :)

  29. love those tiles :-) thanks King...and I agree about the camera....i don't care how "necessary" some believe them to be. I still think they are an invasion of privacy, and only a hop, skip and a jump from that spooky orwellian society of 1984!!

  30. to answer your question - yup... jimmy page + JD = love

  31. I would love to come to your city and yell "YO KING". Maybe some day soon I'll make it:)

  32. You have a heart as big as all outdoors my friend. What a wonderful tribute. The tiles are amazing. Thank you for this post. Thank you for your blog!

  33. We are not "fighting overseas" for freedom. It's a God Damned slaughter.

  34. When I couldn't drive a cab for 5 months, I got into a funk and couldn't blog either. Now I can again.

    When 9-11 was announced, Phil Anderson was on the radio. I was working some calls in Middleton, and I was near Allen and Century. Some one said something about it, and I commented that it would change my life in ways that I didn't want it to change, and that prediction was accurate.

    When the John Kennedy assasination was announced I was in the 8th grade, it was a cold afternoon, and we were in Phys Ed.

    What was it the Macy's Santa used to say? He was a little older than his teeth?

  35. Beautiful tribute and post. Thank-you for the photo journey.

  36. that is an awesome tribute! I wish I lived closer so I could come and see it in person.

    All those people that died must be horrified at whats happening to this country.