According to the Port Authority: Fishs Eddy, a well-known housewares store at Broadway and 19th Street, is “unfairly reaping a benefit from an association with the Port Authority and the attacks” of Sept. 11. How? By selling two lines of goods — “212 New York Skyline” and “Bridge and Tunnel” — that are adorned with fanciful, cartoonish depictions of the twin towers, the new 1 World Trade Center and the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, labeled with their names, all of which the agency claims as its own assets.
The Port Authority, the steward of the very idea of 9/11, and all that surrounds and permeates it, is [...]
By 2024, the diggers had forgotten why they were digging. The diggers were the last workers with houses and legally enforceable pensions, negotiated in the time before President Palin, so they never stopped digging. Otherwise they'd be trash-eaters like everyone else. The diggers knew about the pictures on the Internet of two tall buildings at the foot of Manhattan that had supposedly stood in the pit. Sometimes the diggers would argue about these pictures.
"Those are Daniel Libeskind's assistant's original plans for Magical Commerce Sky Towers that were rejected," one digger would say. "What a joke! Look how tall they are-they are like many, many houses, stacked atop each [...]