911 Memorial Garden of Hope at St. Ephrem Church in Bay Ridge
What you'll see: Alongside the large, imposing St. Ephrem Church is the Garden of Hope, a small beautifully kept and discrete garden area. It features a large statue holding the Twin Towers, below which is an encased bar of metal that was, according to a local source, a piece of steel from the World Trade Center site after the attacks. Flanking this central area are two sets of small, matching gravestones, five on each side; the dates of death are all September 11 2001.
On September 11, 2011: Bay Ridge suffered many losses on September 11th, from firefighters and first responders to people who worked in the World Trade Center or happened to be there that day.
9/11 Memorial Inscription: The inscription reads, "I will never forget you."
How to get there: The Church of St. Ephrem and the Garden of Hope are located at Fort Hamilton Pkwy. and Bay Ridge Pkwy. in Bay Ridge. (718) 833-1010.