The crossroads under the crossroads returned to normal Tuesday 24 hours after a failed attacker failed in his terrorist attempt to blow up the Times Square subway tunnel.
Subway passengers were relieved that the suicide bombing attempt had failed.
They said that the attack in the Crossroads of the World region was somewhat alarming.
Although her husband was in Times Square before the Monday morning attack, Edgewater, 55-year-old New Jersey realtor Bridget Lewis, said she has no plans to change her routine.
“We live here. We’re used to it,” said Lewis, a Park Slope native. “I wasn’t really shocked.
“I always thought something like that could happen. I lived through 9/11. You won’t let anything stop you. I’m a New Yorker.”
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Police were stationed at both ends and in the middle of the trail a day after a failed pipe bomb attack on Akaidullah during the Monday morning rush hour.
Lynne Scuela, 60, a writer and television producer from Pittsburgh, arrived in New York after the attack.
“It doesn’t bother me,” she said after passing the crime scene. “I’m glad our officers are here.”
Harlem event planner Dennis Williams, 43, walked across the target aisle with her 15-month-old son Grayson strapped to her chest on her way to the boy at the babysitter.
“I’m not nervous,” Williams said. “That’s what they want.”
She said she was pleased to see the driveway open and the clamor back into Times Square just a day after the attack.
“We won’t stop working or living because a fool made a stupid decision. We keep moving.”