Denise Masino Postcard New York City

Author: Denise Masino
June 15, 2012

I spent a week in New York City visiting many of the places where I grew up. This trip was for a documentary project that I am shooting and it also included a brief, but wonderful family reunion. One of my stops was the 9/11 memorial. This was my first time at ground zero, and although the new twin towers are well on their way to being completed, the area is still under heavy construction. I found the site both beautiful and sad, the fountains that represent the footprint of the original twin towers surreal. I wrestled with the realization that almost 3,000 people perished on that fateful day. New York City wasn’t the only place hit on 9/11/2001, but every name of every victim was represented on those fountains. It’s imperative that we honor the heroes and their families and that we never forget. I was reminded that New York City represents the World Financial Center and I thought about the huge responsibility that we have in that regard, and I was saddened again by the irresponsible manner with which so many have handled their business dealings on Wall Street. We must do better.

 



June 7, 2012

Denise Masino cool summer

Author: Denise Masino
June 6, 2012

New York city in the summer…but I’m freezing. Someone needs to tell Mother Nature that she’s a little late with the warm weather. The good thing is that all of the rain has made everything lush and green and we earth girls do love our green, green pastures.