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From the Office of the New York State Comptroller

Thomas P. DiNapoli

September 11, 2016, Contact: Press Office (518) 474-4015

Comptroller DiNapoli Statement on 15th Anniversary of 9/11

It has been 15 years since the horrific and devastating terrorist attacks took the lives of more than 2,750 people in Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001. New York and the nation have come a long way.

Our mourning for those who lost their lives will never end, but there is strength and resilience in knowing that the terrorists failed that day. We remain defiantly freedom loving and Lower Manhattan embodies that spirit in New York.

Lower Manhattan has rebuilt itself and is prospering. As my recent report shows, the number of people living in the neighborhood has doubled and the number of children has tripled. What our enemies tried to destroy is now a welcoming neighborhood that attracts families, workers, shoppers and tourists alike.

The story of September 11 is the story of our ability, after getting knocked down, to pick ourselves and our neighbors up and come back stronger than ever.

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