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Since September 11th, the NYPD has maintained a security perimeter around its headquarters at One Police Plaza that’s unlike any other building in NYC. It includes the closure of smaller side streets and the occupation of Park Row, a vital 4-lane roadway that used to connect Chinatown to Lower Manhattan. For cops, the underutilized street […]

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While most of the city has bounced back after the 9/11 attack, a four-block strip in Chinatown by One Police Plaza remains barricaded; visitors and residents passing through are required to show ID. Lawmakers, who have repeatedly asked the mayor to reopen the area to traffic, are taking up the issue again. WNYC reports that […]

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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 […]

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