9/11 museum shop gifts evoke outrage
“I honestly don’t think it’s appropriate — selling scarves to commercialize the deaths of 3,000 people" — Brooklyn state Sen. Martin Golden
NEW YORK — National September 11 Memorial & Museum previewers had a common reaction to the items that were sold at the facility’s gift shop, ranging from dog vests with a FDNY label to jewelry molded from the leaves of a pear tree that survived the disaster: Tactless.
“I honestly don’t think it’s appropriate — selling scarves to commercialize the deaths of 3,000 people,” said Brooklyn state Sen. Martin Golden, in the New York Post. “I don’t think it’s right.”
The boutique sells a little bit of everything: toys, books, silk scarves with images of the Twin Towers — that last, going for almost $100, the New York Post reported. The shop also sells raincoats for dogs that are fashioned like FDNY cloaks — and Pandora-designed charms that sell for fully $65. And that’s on top of the $24 per person price tag just to get into the museum, the New York Post reported.