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"Postcards"-The The Staten Island September 11 Memorial

Bank st, Adjacent to Ferry Terminal Waterfront, Staten Island, NY
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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United States
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201 reviews 201 reviews
100 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Postcards is in a beautiful, serene setting just down the promenade from the Staten Island ferry terminal. The memorial itself is to the Staten Island residents who died on September 11th. The two white sculptures almost look like wings, carrying the souls away. The inside of each large structure is lined with individual marble "postcards." Each card is an individual... More 

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Brisbane
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32 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Really thoughtful tribute to the lost of 9/11 from Staten Island. The facial profiles along with their occupation brings thoughts flooding to mind. Worth the short 5 minute work from the ferry. Also poignant how it focuses you to the site of the World trade centres as you look through the gap. Well done Staten Island.

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New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Postcards is a graceful understated tribute to the men and women lost on 9/11. Its a beautiful spot to remember and reflect.

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Guttenberg, New Jersey
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As a Partial season ticket holder of the Staten Island Yankees, I visit this 9/11 memorial at least 2 or 3 times a year, especially in the weeks leading up to the anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center. Even though I personally don't know anyone on Staten Island who died in the terrorist attacks, I saw the... More 

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Leechburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Inspirational memorial honoring Heroes in a beautiful way. Unique plaques inside plane wing spans. Granite ledges on railings are serene

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Yes I agree with another review that this is not strictly an 'attraction' but this is the only way for it to be listed on Tripadvisor and for other people then to know about it and to visit and show respect. There are other memorials to this and other tragedies that one would not know about had it not been... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We included a small trip to staten island during our visit in NYC, and we were glad to do so. After you reach it by the ferry, the memorial is only a couple of minutes walk, just by the water. It's interesting to see the details put into it, you can see the names and faces of each service man... More 

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West Molesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Came over to Staten Island on the free ferry and took a short walk along the boardwalk to see this fitting tribute to the fallen Staten Islanders from 9/11. It's a beautiful memorial and it's very poignant seeing all the names of the fallen engraved on the 'postcards.'

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Youngsville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Beautiful tribute by the harbor. The memorial was adorned with fresh flowers for 9/11/14. The area seems to be well kept. Beautiful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We were staying on Staten Island during our visit to nyc. We saw this walking to ferry from parking lot. The next day decided to take the time to visit. The entire design,location are amazing. The view from the center looking to manhattan aligns with location of former World Trade Center. The profiles of the people lost in the terrorist... More 

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