of the attacks and the excavation that followed, ring the whole of Ground Zero.
There were a lot of people there. All around the site there is a sturdy metal fence through which you can view the work that's being done, and there were people all around the fence. Not thick crowds, but consistent.
There were displays with a small handful of dramatic photos and others with the names of victims of the event. People photographed the photographs.
To be honest I did see much of the "This is me in front of Ground Zero" type of photos being taken. Mostly photos through
The mood was subdued and reverent.
There's a haunting feeling when you're there, a subtle surge of emotion. In your mind and mood you're aware of the immense
tragedy that took place here, the horror and the heroism. It is now, and will probably remain so for all time, hallowed ground.
I spent about a half-hour there, walking around the perimeter of the site and then hailed another cab and went uptown to West 67th Street
to scope out the area where the audition would be conducted. The cab dropped me a block west of Central Park, right at the corner of 67th and I started walking up the block toward number 30.
WEST 67TH STREET
I had only walked a few yards down the block when I noticed a small crowd of people gathered along the sidewalk ahead of me. As I drew nearer a TV camera came into view
as well as a few people in headphones