New Yorkers in Boston react to nightmare’s end

Posted at 12:47 AM, Apr 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-21 00:47:49-04

BOSTON (PIX11) — New York was swift to support Boston in it’s time of need.

The makeshift memorial at Boylston Street near the Finish Line features a piece of wood painted in red, white and blue that reads: NY Loves Boston.

Being in such close proximity, it’s no surprise some New Yorkers were directly affected by the tragedy and it’s aftermath.

“Everything about it really broke my heart,” said Kate Dorman of Manhattan who was outside the South Station Bus Terminal when PIX 11 caught up with her.

Kate Dorman lives in Union Square but she went to Boston College and still has friends and family there.

“My sister actually moved to Boston recently because she works at MIT and she’s a student at Boston University…plus, I’m a marathon runner.  I ran Boston [Marathon] once before, it was pretty nerve-racking,” said Dorman.

While many of her loved ones living in Watertown, Cambridge and Brookline were on lockdown the past two days, all are safe and sound.

Dorman said, “I am training for the Brooklyn half marathon right now and I was on a 10 mile run last night, and I was listening to NPR when they caught him.”

Relieved, Dorman boarded a bus to Boston today.

Even though the manhunt prevented her from leaving on her planned trip Friday night, she is in Boston now and happy to hug her loved ones who picked her up at the bus terminal, even if it is a little later.

“I’m just happy to be here and spend time with them all,” said Dorman.