Tight as a Tick Tuesday

President-Elect Donald Trump Holds Meetings At His Trump Tower Residence In New York

Heavily armed NYPD officers stroll through the lobby of Trump Tower, which is supposed to be open to the public in exchange for a zoning variance. (Drew Angerer/Getty)

We’re all familiar with what happened immediately after teams of al-Qaeda terrorists steered two Boeing 767 planes into the Twin Towers. There was the stinking wreckage that smoldered for months as rescuers and workers picked through the pile, and the checkpoints that barred access, first south of 14th Street, then south of Canal, gradually migrating and coalescing to form buffer zones around Ground Zero and other key locations downtown. It was clear on September 11th, 2001 that nothing would be the same going forward, but not how things would change.

As the weeks stretched into months and George W. Bush cooked up two wars and a color-coded threat level-ometer, daily life in lower Manhattan gradually resumed, the mourning and trauma not leaving, but moving into the background. Within a year, it had become obvious to residents and workers in lower Manhattan that the warren of police barricades, roadblocks, and guard booths they had to navigate each day was there to stay. Now, 15 years after 9/11, 31 blocks of downtown, including formerly crucial connectors to the rest of the city, are still blocked to car traffic and remain a heavily policed gauntlet for pedestrians, if people on foot are allowed to pass at all.

@ THE GOTHAMIST

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20 Responses to Tight as a Tick Tuesday

  1. º¿carol says:

    Not only is that petulant man-child disgusting, so is what has to be done to try to protect his worthless ass. I’m going to need a Gerald barf-bucket pretty soon, and I’m not kidding.

  2. º¿carol says:

    Forgot to mention this morning on the previous thread that we finally got dumped on. About 3 inches, maybe 4, and BOY is it wet. Had the devil of a time pushing it and shoveling it. Now it’s near 40°, really windy, and raining. Places I shoveled are clear, including the paths on the grass I made.

    It occurred to me while shoveling that if I keel over with a heart attack, I’ll lay there for hours upon hours before anyone finds me. The only way anyone would find me though is if Bob got worried that I didn’t call him and he called Pete. Let’s hope nothing happens to me, lol.

    I didn’t go to the rehab place today because of the weather. 😦

  3. David B. Benson says:

    More snow.

  4. David B. Benson says:

    I came home from the Hillside Cafe via Monroe Street to avoid the two very bad downhill spots on the B Street sidewalk. Upon arrival in the alley there was a young man shoveling out the alley. The cars for the house to the east park there. He had shoveled a path to my carport! I thanked him very much. 🙂

    Really hafta do some shoveling today…

  5. Den says:

    Obomber giving his speech in the murder capital of the country, Chicago.

  6. Den says:

    Google: trump indebted to the russians
    plenty of reading

  7. Den says:

    Like us all, circling the drain:

  8. David B. Benson says:

    Gunna be cold tomorrow and Thursday.

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