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May 19, 2014

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.

Read full story: 9/11 museum shop gifts evoke outrage: ‘Pandora charm bracelets? Oh, my God!’


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Jaime Lynn Harris Jaime Lynn Harris Monday, May 19, 2014 2:55:06 PM How else did you think they were going to make back the money they spent to build it?
Michael Rew Michael Rew Tuesday, May 20, 2014 5:16:19 PM This is disgusting........
Alexander Fairfield Alexander Fairfield Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6:10:19 PM Tasteless. Those people need to grab the hair and pull their head out of the ass. This is just not a place to make money off of EMS workers deaths.
Josh Buck Josh Buck Tuesday, May 20, 2014 8:34:26 PM I don't necessarily agree with it, but museums have bills too, and if people buy the gifts, so be it.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 6:25:26 PM I refused to pay the entry fee when I visited NYC. I don't agree with people making money off of so many deaths.

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