One of the "attractions" that we saw in NYC was the, in progress, 9/11 memorial. The first picture shows one of the two perpetual pools, in the former locations of the two towers. All around the edges of these pools are the names of those who lost their lives on that day. They are separated in location around the pools by where they were during the tragedy (Tower 1, Tower 2, NYFD, Pentagon, etc.)
The second image is of a tree. The tree looks as if it is a violent criminal as it is extremely well restrained. These restraints are so that nothing can remove this tree since it has been through a lot! It was planted in 1970 and was the sole surviving tree found after 9/11. It was nursed back to health in a nursery and after some tough times dealing with hurricanes at the nursery, eventually made its way back to where it is now.