New York

Rising Rents Force Chapel Near Ground Zero to Close

The rising cost of rent has led to the closure of a chapel where Ground Zero workers were stationed in the days after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Saint Joseph Chapel is about a block away from the World Trade Center site. The chapel served as a command station for Ground Zero workers after the 2001 terrorist attacks. 

The Archdiocese of New York has helped cover the rising cost of rent, but the pastor says it's still too much. 

A spokesperson for the landlord, Gateway, says a major rent cut was offered, but parishioners say they still can't afford it. 

Contact Us