Then, as new graduates, Philip and Lieberman both landed internships at different facilities in New York City. They found an apartment in the East Village near Cabrini Medical Center, where Philip worked, and settled into life in the city. In 2000, moreover, they decided to tie the knot.
And Philip and Lieberman’s wedding was a small affair, hosted with Philip’s family back in Dutchess County. Although the couple came from different backgrounds, both Philip’s South Indian Christian and Lieberman’s Jewish heritages were celebrated during the couple’s big day.
After the wedding, Philip and Lieberman moved into a bigger apartment in Battery Park City, an upmarket neighborhood in the south of Manhattan. On the outside, at least, it seemed as if they were living the perfect American dream. However, on September 11, 2001, all that would change.