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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Joe Ryan
Following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the New York Police Department barricaded off its headquarters on Park Row. About 2,000 residents in two apartment complexes found themselves living inside a security zone. Nine years later, they still are.
Nine years after the Sept. 11 attacks, New Yorkers are still living behind barricades, a protective measure many of them feel is unnecessary.
Joe Ryan, CEO of the Northern New England Real Estate Network, says the highest closing price his service ever recorded is $8.7 million in 2012.
"I don't want us to lose a way of life that we've had, but sometimes we have to consider security, too," said Pace University Professor Joe Ryan, whose daily commute has been rerouted because of a road closure over the Kensico Dam in Valhalla.