Guardian Angels

Seeing Red After ‘Knockout’ Attacks

Guardian Angels, in their iconic crimson berets, offer reassurance in Jewish areas.

12/09/2013 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

On the streets of Midwood, Brooklyn, last week all was quiet as a cold, gentle rain fell and pedestrians and motorists went about their business, slowly marching into the weekend.

Curtis Sliwa with fellow Guardian Angels Shaggy Wilfred, left, and  Manuel Colon.  Adam Dickter

Drawn To Ground Zero

Every New Yorker has a 9/11 story, and mine is rather unremarkable.

I was driving my kids to school and turned on the usual pop radio station, but there was no music. A plane had struck the World Trade Center. By the time I dropped off my son Zack at school, the second plane had struck. By the time I dropped off my youngest, Jacob, then barely a year old, at my in-laws, the first tower fell. By the time I reached Yeshiva Of Flatbush to drop my daughter off, the world was in full-blown terror-attack panic.

The last remnant of the twin towers, one week after 9/11.
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