|The New York City Minute Photo of the Year: The Marathon of Dan Cnossen|
Navy Seal Lt. Dan Cnossen stepped on an IED in Afghanistan on September 8, 2009 and lost both of his legs. On November 6, 2011 Dan Cnossen crossed the finish line of the New York City Marathon in 2:38:00. There were more than 40,000 stories in the New York City Marathon. Dan Cnossen's was one of the most inspiring.
Captured as he approached the finish line in Central Park Lt. Cnossen was identified by New York City Minute staff by his bib number. Set out to capture the race winners, the New York City Minute captured the heart and spirit of one man. Lt. Cnossen's moment of triumph was the most viewed Big Apple moment of 2011.
The New York City Minute takes site visitors on a 60 second journey of the Big Apple. From the icons, the landmarks, and the watering holes of the city that never sleeps, The New York City Minute strives to get you there and back in the blink of an eye. There are eight million stories in the Naked City…The New York City Minute shares them 60 words at a time!
Rounding out the Top Ten Big Apple moments of the year judged by worldwide pageviews are: MacDougal Street Blues; Halloween: Webster Hall; Shinran Statue; Fishing in Central Park; Slut Walk; Nighthawks at the Diner; 9/11 Memorial; Pumpkin Sail at Harlem Meer and; Steuben Parade.