Nicole Gelinas joins City Journal associate editor Seth Barron to discuss the recent bombing at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, and how the city is managing the streets in midtown Manhattan to handle not only gridlocked traffic but also the threat of vehicle-based terrorist attacks on pedestrians.

On Monday, December 11, New York City was stunned when a 27-year-old man from Bangladesh attempted to detonate an amateur pipe bomb during the morning rush-hour commute. The incident took place less than two months after another man intentionally drove his truck onto a lower Manhattan bike path, killing eight people.

Following a number of deadly vehicle-based attacks in Europe, large global cities have taken precautions to prevent would-be terrorists from running over pedestrians with motor vehicles. But in New York, measures taken by the NYPD and city transportation agencies have left many people wondering if the streets are any more secure than before.

Nicole Gelinas is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of City Journal, and a columnist at the New York Post.

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  1. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron
    @JamesGawron

    Nicole & Seth,

    NYC is living in fantasy land. The suicide bomber got to where he wanted to be. The bomb didn’t go off. If it had, 50 to 100 people would be dead and 100 to 500 people would be severely wounded. If this had happened then it would have been the end of fantasy land.

    Don’t forget to criticize the Israelis and romanticize the Jihadist madmen. You know the “JV team”. It’s just a matter of time.

    Regards,

    Jim

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