PATH station opened; Photo from AP

The reopening of the PATH Train station at the World Trade Center was greeted by government officials and citizens alike with excitement and a sense of accomplishment with the completion of this 16 month station rehabilitation. The opening was bittersweet, as memories of Port Authority colleagues and other PATH train commuters lost during September 11 were evoked. One lower Manhattan resident told the Post, "They knocked us down, but they can't knock us out." And Christy Ferer, mayor's liaison to families of September 11 victims and whose husband, Neil Levin, executive director of the Port Authority was killed during the attacks told the Times, "He'd be very proud to see this organization kick into gear...No, let me take that back. I think he'd have expected no less."

Mayor Bloomberg and Governor McGreevey arriving at the Path station; Photo from AP

NY Governor Pataki couldn't make the opening because of the flu, so Mayor Bloomberg was the highest ranking NY official attending the opening. Gothamist is intrigued by Mayor Bloomberg's weekend wear against NJ Governor McGreevey's suit. A bold red-orange button down, tan slacks, blue's just what our Great-Uncle Norman would wear!