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Village's September 11th Memorial Tiles Could Have Temporary Move Upstate

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A September 11th tribute in the West Village featuring memorial tiles could be heading to a temporary home upstate.

Community Board 2 is recommending that the tiles be stored at the New York State Museum in Albany until a permanent location is found.

Some community members wanted the memorial moved to 62 Greenwich Street while the Metropolitan Transportation Authority builds a ventilation plant where the the tiles currently hang.

That location is not ready yet so they have to be stored.

"The State Museum in Albany has given us the blessing to come down, take care of the tiles. This is their profession, they will correctly remove them," said Lee Ielpi of the September 11th Families Association.

"It needs to stay in the neighborhood, it needs to stay where it is. If it can't stay there it needs to go across the street where people can still come and see it," said Dusty Burke of the Tiles For America Preservation Project.

The tribute began in the days and weeks after the September 11th attacks and continued to grow.

Residents say the tiles have become part of the Village landscape.

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