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A barricade blocks a multi zone residential and commercial street, permitting limited vehicle access on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 in New York. Area residents living in the the shadow of the World Trade center have filed a lawsuit against city plans to build a security perimeter around her neighborhood, they say would permanently restrict street access, create congestion and health hazards, among their concerns.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

A barricade blocks a multi zone residential and commercial street, permitting limited vehicle access on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 in New York. Area residents living in the the shadow of the World Trade center have filed a lawsuit against city plans to build a security perimeter around her neighborhood, they say would permanently restrict street access, create congestion and health hazards, among their concerns. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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