Battery Park City Online played a critical role in helping the community cope with the devastation of the September 11th, 2001 attacks. During a time when communication over the internet was in its infancy and phone lines were compromised, our site allowed members of our community to communicate with family and friends around the world. Resources below will allow you to explore Battery Park City's impact on 9/11 and the days that followed, and will immerse you into old copies of our website that once helped so many during a horrific time.
Following 9/11, Battery Park City residents relied on our site to communicate, cope, and recover in so many ways. Thanks to the Wayback Machine, in this year we are able to access old, archived versions of our website from 2001. The first capture of our website following the attacks was on October 23rd, 2001. You will notice a menu of pages to the left or on the top of our website's home page. While numerous online services were available, the "Discussion BBoard" was the most used among neighbors to communicate. You may need to scroll down on the "Discussion BBoard" page to view posts added directly after 9/11. *Note: Following weeks of enduring the aftermath of the attacks, many users made insensitive and inappropriate remarks on our site. At that time, we were unable to avoid such content and kindly ask that you ignore these posts or do not view them if you may be sensitive to such content.
Library of Congress
Battery Park City Online is recognized as an electronic artifact of the September 11th attacks by the Library of Congress. View our artifact's profile and archived copies of our website on the Library of Congress' website. *Note: Following weeks of enduring the aftermath of the attacks, many users made insensitive and inappropriate remarks on our site. At that time, we were unable to avoid such content and kindly ask that you ignore these posts or do not view them if you may be sensitive to such content.
Join Our Online Community
Battery Park City Online is creating a virtual community for Battery Park City residents. Along with several other features, members have access to a community board where neighbors can share updates, ask questions, and spread information. If you are from our neighborhood, we kindly ask that you sign up, as it will help us further connect our community. All features, including accounts, are completely free!