It's been nearly 10 years since the towers fell, but the city remains haunted.
One in four New Yorkers still thinks about the attack every single day, a Daily News/Siena College poll found.
"There were many, many people that I knew, so it stays with me," said George Lazovsky of Queens, who retired from Marsh & McLennan before American Airlines Flight 11 crashed straight into the financial firm's offices.
Lazovsky, 64, contends that the "ever present" memories aren't all bad. "It's a shared connection, a common tragedy. You meet people and you sense that," he said.
Every year since 2001, networks and news organizations have commemorated the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks with specials and documentaries, dramas and retrospectives. This year, the 10th anniversary of the Al Qaeda-perpetrated tragedy that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa., is the focus of stepped-up media coverage, with more than 50 programs dedicated to the event.