What Else Is Built In The Shadow Of Ground Zero?

Is Lower Manhattan hallowed ground? The blog History Eraser Button presents photos of the other businesses and organizations located directly by the World Trade Center site, as near as the proposed “Ground Zero mosque” is slated to be.


26 Comments on "What Else Is Built In The Shadow Of Ground Zero?"

  1. Liam_McGonagle | Aug 20, 2010 at 2:44 pm |

    Highlights the strange interdependence of the so-called “christian” and islamic hard-right. In fact, the extistence of bigotted white idiots seems predicated on the existance of bigotted brown, yellow or whatever idiots. And vice versa.

    Paranoia is a notoriously difficult mental illness to treat. It seems to be due in large part to the fact that their morbid narcisism leaves them unable to recognize let alone effectively confront the much wider universe outside of their ego bounds.

    If someone out there has a favoured technique for breaking through, there's big bucks out there waiting for you. Sarah Palin herself probably has great medical coverage, whatever her constituents' individual situations.

  2. justagirl | Aug 20, 2010 at 3:44 pm |

    i always get my man.

  3. Nice pics. The “hallowed ground” looks like the rest of New York.
    We should fear McDonalds and Burger King more than muslims. They're more likely to kill us.

  4. Nothing is as sacred as people like to make it out to be. Ever.

    (Actually…now that I think about it…I might make an exemption for the scotch distillery that produces The Balvenie…but who knows…If I ever get a tour it might seem less like holy ground from up close)

    • Gemmarama | Aug 21, 2010 at 2:56 am |

      you wouldn't be dissappointed:


      single-malt whisky distilleries are proper old-school, and the stills themselves are things of great beauty. the balvenie's right next to a castle too. i prefer a peatier one myself (you know, the ones that taste like a glass of rusty nails), but then i drink like an old man.

      scottish tourist board, cheque to the usual address please.

      • a drinker after my own heart 🙂 i keep a bottle of the 21 yr Portwood handy for occasions. with Balvenie you can always taste the peat and fire…and the port cask residue complements that well. one of these days when I visit my brother in London I'll hafta sidetrack and head up Scotland way

        • Gemmarama | Aug 21, 2010 at 4:21 am |

          oh aye we're worth a visit. do edinburgh and all the usual tourist stuff but don't miss a night out in glasgow – total party town and best banter in the UK.

          • I've never met a Scot I didn't like – nor one who's banter I could understand a word of.
            Maybe the Balvenie would help…

          • Gemmarama | Aug 21, 2010 at 12:26 pm |

            hehe i think that was a compliment..! aye we're special folk. i blame the mushies. apparently scottish mushies are uniquely potent. the celts were well into them. may also explain the sheer volume of world-changing inventions that have come from our tiny land as well…

          • aye Glasgow all the way! The Captains Rest right next to my flat is a quality boozer. plus, party at mine after!

          • Gemmarama | Aug 22, 2010 at 1:56 am |

            no way… i stay two blocks away from the captain's rest!

          • wacky….i live above the liquid ship! im actually sitting in the rest right now waiting on an epic pizza. hey, come to my gig tonight at the 13th note! 🙂

          • Gemmarama | Aug 22, 2010 at 12:20 pm |

            i would but unfortunately just now i'm living on skye. back in october. what's your band called?

          • i was doing a 'words and pictures' gig on my own tonight, but im in a few other bands. yeah hurry back! i imagine glasgow misses you…?

          • Gemmarama | Aug 23, 2010 at 3:18 am |

            not as much as i miss her… skye's fucking amazin but the folk are just… weird (i blame the church). i will appreciate the weege all anew, so i will. although i'm a tewkter at heart i'm never leavin glasgow again!

          • i used to live up north when i was a kid and it was like 'the league of gentlemen'. my mother still lives up there and when i visit i normally have to retire down the only pub in the village for a break and when i walk in its like the scene in 'an american werewolf in london'.
            That being said though, the place looks beautiful, its like Narnia in the winter – sans the christian fundamentalist undertones obviously…

          • Gemmarama | Aug 23, 2010 at 6:46 am |

            ha! exactly… if you walk into the pub up here as a lone female it's like strolling into a scene from “straw dogs”. all the men have the tense, twitchy demeanor of the long-term sex-starved. even the married ones. ESPECIALLY the married ones…

            i googled your band and realised i know you! you played in the rio cafe a coupla times eh? i was the stroppy blonde barmaid with the fifties glasses and red lipstick. i've probably been rude to you on several occasions, but at least you'll have been served promptly and recieved a well-mixed drink. small world hey?

          • I done open mic at the Rio a few times…I think there might be another guy who DJs and uses the “words and pictures” name. You might know my ex though, she has red hair and is the manager of sleazys…we used to pop in for a fry up every now and again! I heart the Rio…it makes me wish i could grow a half decent moustache…don't really know why actually. I do remember you though… small world indeed 🙂

            PS. i dont remember you being too rude to me, but even so thats endearing. canny beat the banter!

          • Gemmarama | Aug 23, 2010 at 12:13 pm |

            caroline? aye i know caroline, we even had a flatmate in common once – nice mike.

            how bizarre. apologies to other posters, this all has NOTHING to do with ground zero (but then neither does the “mosque” either!).

            yeah the rio was a crackin place to work, i'm hopin to get my old job back, if no the 78 and captain's rest will be top of my list. shall be back in tha weege next week for a visit so look out for eiz!

            i made an art out of cheek as a barmaid, but i'd like to think it's what kept 'em comin back for more..!

          • i know the captains are defo looking for part timers….the 78 is a good wee pub as well! Hey if all else fails i can try and get you in at my work selling funerals. i pit the fun in funeral.
            Haha, i'll look out for you next week. you should come to open mic in the Halt on Wednesday…get radge with me and the two Daves. Do you know them?
            Sorry to all the other posters. I would hate to make a 'mosque'ry of disinfo stories. badumdum! ok, sorry.

          • Gemmarama | Aug 24, 2010 at 5:18 am |

            i may be in tha burgh seein ma mammy that night (jeezo these posts will be getting more and more difficult for non-scots to understand), but if no i shall indeed swing by. dunno if i know the two daves or not… but probably! it's less like six degrees of separation in glasgow, more like two eh? nice to make your acquaintance!

          • Cool!
            Nice to meet you as well! I'll keep my eye out for the 50's glasses. : )

  5. DeepCough | Aug 22, 2010 at 3:25 am |

    With all this hubbub over an alleged mosque, now would be the best time to sneak in a head shop.

  6. bigncornfed | Aug 23, 2010 at 12:38 pm |

    there is no 'shadow' of ground zero…ground 'zero' is a hole in the ground that represents our foreign policy decisions for the last 100 years and the correspondent 'blow back' to use a C.I.A. term…

  7. Cool!
    Nice to meet you as well! I’ll keep my eye out for the 50’s glasses. : )

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