Susan Edelman and Kate Briquelet
New York Post
May 27, 2013
The 9/11 Memorial is free, it seems, in name only.
Those waiting in line to visit the reflecting pools are told: “Please have your donations out and ready.” While a sign says a $5 to $10 donation per person is “suggested,” those who don’t hand over cash are pressured.
When two Post reporters showed up for tickets without offering money, workers standing behind Plexiglas boxes stuffed with bills pressed them.