Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Twenty First-oodle: A building on fire in NYC


Hey doodles. I just got a call from The BF asking if I had heard about this plane that flew into a building on the Upper East Side. No, no I hadn't. It's all very breaking news at this point, but what I have gathered from various news sites, a small aircraft, most likely a helicopter crashed into a high rise on 72nd Street and York. It caused a loud boom and burning debris rained down from the building. On the lower floors of the building is a hospital and the top floors are apartments. So far nothing has been reported regarding injuries. The BF, who works on 57th and 5th, not too far from there, in a very tall building, was very very nervous and wondering why everyone else in his office was so calm. I think it's an interesting thing that even after 911 New Yorkers still act as New York-y as ever. I know this is a blanket statement and a generalization and I should be drowned, but give me a second. You hear so many stories of people who get mugged on the subway platform and dozens of people stand idly by without lending a hand or seeking help. I know that when I had a similar experience to that no one, even the MTA attendant batted an eyelash. "You have to live your life." "You can't live in fear." etc. And while I believe this, The BF has a point. "The reason a lot of the people died in 911 was because they stayed too calm, and stayed where they were instead of evacuating." Anyhoodle it's a bit scary. Scary that planes can crash into buildings, scary that the people around you on the subway platform would rather look the other way than be bothered by a mere mugging, scary that I don't know if I'm any different from those people. Most likely not. Here's hoping everything turns out okay for the people involved in this accident.

5 comments:

A chuisle said...

that scares the shit out of me.

was it crashed on purpose or was it an accident??? i shall google it. of course, what does one google? ny plane crash building.... i'm sure that'll only come up with one thing...right...


what is this world we live in?

man. that totally brought me back to 5 years ago. be safe my ny friend. :)

JasonBSchmidt said...

I love you Macoosh. All is well. Do you remember being on campus that day? I remember walking from my apartment to school, hitting the library, seeing that the plane had crashed into WTC, and moments later, when I had made it to Noodle's dorm room, WTC was gone. Both towers had completely collapsed. We just stared in awe, holding hands not knowing what the future held for us.

A chuisle said...

I love you too babe. You can totally be my spinsterhood token gay. :)

i remember that day like it was yesterday.

we were doing into the woods. the show took on a whole new meaning.
your performance should've been placed on satelite for bush and for all the terrorists. maybe that would've helped us avoid this war...

A Day in the Life of a Touring Ed. Theater Actress said...

I thought BF was me (best friend) because I had text you, then I realized it wasn't :-(

Darlene said...

I watched CNN in Rome and saw this and freaked cause they didn't give the address and I was worried about all of you. Not just cause you live in Manhattan, but because I didn't know if it was an office building and anyone of you calming sitting at work. Felt very anxious, airport security the next day was out of control. Rome put NYC and Chicago in a seperate line from everyone else. Nuts, huh?