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Worrying About, Well, Stranger Behavior Than Usual

The city waits and the city worries. It looks left and right and behind it and above it. It has been doing this, in fluctuating degrees of diligence, ever since it lost its innocence one year and five months ago. Its gradation of apprehension very much waxes and wanes, and in recent days, as the city has absorbed a new convergence of terror warnings, it seems to be waxing. And so you have a woman who confessed yesterday that she had developed a fresh approach to subway cars. If too many people are asleep in a car, she won’t board. She fears the immobile passengers might have been gassed. And so you have a resident of Lower Manhattan, who works in Midtown, who all week has ridden the subway a half-hour later than usual, after the rush hour, figuring if the subway is attacked, it will be during peak traffic. Full Story

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