Nestled on the corner of Hudson and North Moore streets, Bubby’s Pie Company is nearing a major milestone. On Thanksgiving, the restaurant will celebrate 20 years of serving American family heirloom recipes to Tribeca residents and businesses. For restaurant owner Ron Silver, this feat is particularly remarkable because the business has endured despite the impact 9/11 had on downtown businesses.
After 9/11, low profits marked business ledgers as many downtown restaurant-goers were displaced from their homes. Silver reopened Bubby’s days after the attacks on September 14, 2001. He recalled the modest menu his restaurant offered in the first few days after reopening - coffee and pancakes, free of charge. He also remembers the outpouring of support from the community, manifested in boxes piled on sidewalks surrounding the restaurant. The boxes contained shoes, clothes and other items to aid recovery workers at ground zero.
This city and the nation recognized the wealth of support that swarmed the World Trade Center in the days and weeks following 9/11. Today we are just 347 days away from opening the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site. We are grateful to Bubby’s for helping us rebuild at ground zero and to dedicate a national tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims of the terrorist attacks on the tenth anniversary.
Bubby’s recognition for their support is fitting. The restaurant is in a neighborhood that is home to the Tribeca Film Festival, which was created to help revitalize the lower Manhattan community. The well-known festival was founded by 9/11 Memorial board directors Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, who are also co-chairs of the Signs of Support program. Join the 9/11 Memorial in thanking Bubby’s for their support.
Please patronize our business supporters and learn how your business can participate in Signs of Support: www.national911memorial.org/sos
By Jenna Moonan, Marketing and Communications Manager for the 9/11 Memorial