Code Orange

HPIM0195I was walking by the Citigroup Center today on the way to the subway. My oh my. They’ve got a significant number of the NYC police force out front. Here’s a picture of the line of police cars they’ve got lined up on Lexington Avenue. Cops are everywhere. The guy in a helmet, bulletproof vest, and machine gun wouldn’t let me take his picture and I didn’t want to get shot so you won’t get to see him.

Regardless, there’s one hell of a show of force out front of the Citigroup Center these days. I guess that’s how it should be. But it makes me very sentimental for the days before all these color coded terror alerts. I sure hope they go the way of the nuclear bomb shelters that we had during the cold war.