Danny Meyer Tells His 9/11 Story, Talks NYC Restaurant Culture in “New York Stories: Danny Meyer”

A man with gray hair and a black blazer leans against a wooden table and smiles into the camera. An abstract striped artwork is partially visible behind him.

On Thursday, March 5, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will host a public program featuring celebrated restaurateur Danny Meyer, who will reflect upon the impact of the 9/11 attacks on New York City and the restorative role of restaurants as sites of community and connection.

This program will be the fourth in the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s public programming series, “New York Stories.” This series welcomes prominent New Yorkers to the Museum to share their experiences of the city.

Meyer, whose past and present portfolio includes classic New York City eateries such as Union Square Café, Eleven Madison Park, and Gramercy Tavern as well as the Shake Shack empire, shares his own 9/11 experience as a midtown resident and business owner. As chair of the Restaurant Committee for NYC & Company in 2001, Meyer spearheaded an industry-wide initiative to breathe life back into New York City’s restaurant culture; a dual mission to serve a devastated city and keep the industry afloat.

Meyer shared the details of his 9/11 story in the second season of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s podcast OUR CITY. OUR STORY.

A video interview with restaurateur Danny Meyer in the 9/11 Memorial & Museum's OUR CITY. OUR STORY. podcast.

The Restaurateur- Danny Meyer

Tickets are still available for Thursday’s program. If you can’t join us in person, the full program will be livestreamed beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 5.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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