Mayor Bloomberg said that fire officials determined the blaze was intentionally set and the chapel on E. 30th St. and the FDR Drive would be treated as a crime scene. "Anyone who would set fire to the inviolable Memorial Park chapel is craven and contemptible," said Bloomberg in a press release. Relatives "who visit the Memorial Park chapel and have already gone through such enormous loss have my sympathy."
Brian Schroeder, 26, originally from Texas, walked into the 13th Precinct station house at about 7 p.m. in connection with the blaze at Memorial Park, on East 30th Street. Charges were pending, police said.
Relatives who lost loved ones in the terrorist attack called it a "hateful act." "For family members this brings it right back up - immediately and full force," said Charles Wolf, whose wife, Katherine, worked in tower one and was never identified. "It cuts right inside."
April, 2009 DUKE THEATER...Brian Schroeder (T''05) just finished his first year of Harvard Law School. Brian Schroeder recently performed in the Parody , an annual student-written musical satirizing life and the law, and will be co-producing the HLS Drama Society's fall show, The Wild Party .
The cost of living was the major drawback of living in the city, yet Schroeder plans to return next summer for a legal internship. He plans on again staying in N.Y.U. housing next summer, saying he enjoys the atmosphere. “This ‘campus’ is definitely open to meeting more outside people. Duke is a very sheltered community compared to N.Y.U.’s diverse and spread-out campus,” he said. Among Schroeder’s favorite places are Chelsea Market and Central Park.