EAST HARLEM, Manhattan (PIX11) — It’s been almost a month since an explosion changed East Harlem but the pain is still fresh for the people who experienced it firsthand.
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito held an event to honor the first responders who were first to arrive on the scene at 116th street and Park Avenue.
“I am not crying for me but for everyone else,” said Mark-Viverito.
Dozens of first responders including FDNY, NYPD and OEM attended the event, to celebrate and reflect on what happened.
Many of them describe the explosion as “9/11 in East Harlem.”