Not 100% sure, but .... TeriKessler lives outside the city and I don't think she works in New York, so she is probably okay. Don't know where her husband's firm is located, but I don't think it's in either of the towers of the WTC.
I just ran a basic search for NYC and Morgan Stanley and found that Trooper works in NYC and we had a guest here named Karin who worked for Morgan Stanley in New York I believe. I am trying to go through the "Let's Meet" threads and see if anyone else is missing, or worked at the Pentagon, etc.
Trooper works on Broadway and 12th Street. She is fine. Since all businesses below 14th Street are closed right now she is not in the office, but her place of work was not damaged. It's a mile or more north of the towers.
I work and was 5 blocks from the WTC. In talking to people closer than I was, if they were not in the buildings than those people had a pretty good chance of being safe.
Most of the telephone service is not working regularly, hopefully some people just have not had a chance to be in contact yet.
I will be going back to work at the stock exchange either Fri. or Mon. I will be sure to express to my friends the outpouring of concern showed by all. In advance THANK-YOU.
We Kessler's are alive and well! I will mention, however, that Murray & I were in Manhattan on the West Side highway when it happened, and got an apalling eyeful while driving across the George Washington Bridge and down the turnpike. We were, of course, on the way to Leo's to ride Omar and Maxx. Watching the smoke blow across the sky, knowing how many innocent people were dying, was like standing outside Dachau watching the smoke billow out the chimneys. It was complete disrespect for the value of human life.
On the return ride home to Bedford, there were no towers at all.
Maria La Redola, a very sucessful younger AO who also rides with Leo, is a bond trader at Morgan Stanley, but was out of her office attending an appointment in Times Square. She and her husband are fine.
there could be a number of reasons why someone hadn't checked in....no internet access from home and office is closed, busy phone lines, IP not working....my IP server has been down since tuesday afternoon, is still out, I finally logged on last night via a different server, but haven't been able to retrieve email from my abest mailbox.
Let's keep faith that all will check in eventually. Despite the number of missing, I've talked to quite a few people who were in the two buildings when the planes crashed into it, and were able to get out. One woman in particular was also in the building when it was bombed several years ago, AND was on the LIRR when the mad gunman opened fire...it took place in the 3rd car, where she normally sits, but that day for whatever reason she ended up in the first car.
"fighting stupidity; one step at a time" -- a wise COTHer
there is SOME Hope. Found out last night my cousin, who was working in the second tower at the time of the two plane crashes, somehow managed to escape with only bruises. He couldn't contact anyone until last night because there were no phone lines and his cell phone was, well, in the rubble.