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Did anyone know they were still living like this in NY?

Following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the New York Police Department barricaded off its headquarters on Park Row. About 2,000 residents in two apartment complexes found themselves living inside a security zone.

Nine years later, they still are.

Many vehicles, including commercial traffic, are forbidden on the street, which used to be a key link between the Financial District and Chinatown.

"This used to be a bustling area," said Chen, a 52-year-old software engineer. "Now, it's ghost-townish."

In big cities across the country, security planters, metal gates and the concrete slabs called Jersey barriers have sprung up near government buildings.


Asked by sweet-a-kins at 12:59 PM on Jul. 7, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (9)
  • As New Yorker, YES. The terriorists stepped on our toe and we choked ourselves with a rope!


    Answer by Rnurse at 6:29 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Yes I knew but only because my dad still works in Manhattan.

    Answer by babyfat5 at 1:00 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • That's what happens when you live on top of one another in close proximity to state and federal agencies. I should think those residents would feel safer as opposed to feeling infringed upon. If I were a helpless city dweller, I wouldn't mind living in an area that was cordoned off for safety measures.

    Answer by LoriKeet at 1:07 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • I didnt know this interesting....

    Answer by starestrada at 1:08 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Wonder how that affects property values and resale activity?

    Answer by Sisteract at 1:33 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Did not know this, bumped ya!

    Answer by older at 2:06 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Maybe the government should just buy up the property. I guess some do but i can't imagine liking to live in that area.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:15 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • I went to Germany last year and saw the wall...
    That would have been quite the event in one's life...go to bed one day and wake up behind the iron curtain...
    You could actually SEE it in the older people's faces.

    Answer by livewell at 2:51 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Wonder how that affects property values and resale activity?



    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 3:46 PM on Jul. 7, 2010