“Schoolboys played soccer. A teenage girl turned cartwheels. Nannies with baby strollers filled rows of benches. Young men took off their shirts and soaked up sun. A few people read, or listened to music.

In short, nothing remarkable happened, which is worth remarking on because it showed, once again, that New Yorkers refuse to do the one thing that many of their elected officials keep telling them to do: Be afraid.”

The New York Times’ Clyde Haberman writing about how the city and its court system is virtually unaffected by the current trial of two terrorists. This despite all the doomsday warnings by the NYPD and right leaning politicians pushing for military tribunals and venue changes back in 2010. (Photo: Charley Lhasa/flickr)