Wow. We're not going to be able to afford anything but cops in NYC after this week. There are 3-6 cops per block on 9th Avenue from 14th to 23rd Streets, and at least 10 per block on 7th and 8th Avenues in the same area.
Big (and I mean that in several ways) presence of NYPD "guarding" Billy's Bakery on 9th Avenue and the Maritime Hotel. Maybe they're looking for some Upper East Side hotties.
Orange cones everywhere. The "Free Speech Zone" running north on 8th Avenue above 23rd Street is empty, and you have to get permission to even enter the sidewalks in that area. We're also seeing cops in plain clothes riding scooters around. It's hard to tell the non-badged thugs from the thugs, since they aren't showing badges.
We have less freedom of movement at the moment than we did downtown in the days after 9/11. See our photos from then for proof.