THE BLOG
05/02/2011 10:46 pm ET Updated Jul 02, 2011

My Celebrity Night at Ground Zero

I live about four blocks from Ground Zero, and when I heard bin Laden had been killed by U.S. forces, I knew the celebration was something I didn't want to miss. I knew a crowd would be forming so I grabbed my iPhone, my iPad and hit the street. What an experience!! There were people there of all stripes. Some came to pray. Others came to party, climb the street poles sing, chant and cheer.

After taking some video (below) I decided to put my iPad to good use and made a little sign. The sign was a big hit and my picture must have been taken a thousand times (no exaggeration). Some people who came a bit later mentioned they'd seen me on the news before heading down. Funny.

Below is some of the video I shot. It really transmits what it was like to be in the crowd.