Living Behind Barricades After 9/11, the NYPD barricaded a major section of Park Row as a security measure against possible terrorist attacks on their headquarters. The curvy stretch of road that used to connect Chinatown to the Financial District was permanently shut down to traffic, transforming the area into a giant security zone where local residents have been forced to show ID at police checkpoints for almost a decade now. Not surprisingly, this has lead some to wonder if it’s finally time for the police start drawing down their forces. |AP|