|The magnificent seven|
|The lone bollard.|
|Drawing to indicate location of new bollard|
Although I refrain from photographing it, the Homeland Security folks have also added some sort of black cages to some of the arches beneath the Wilson Bridge to deter evil doers on foot. I can't believe they don't just fill the underside of the bridge with a massive amount of concrete and call it a day.
Of course, they could place security cameras around these places but that would require someone to watch the cameras. Even though every local DOT does this 24/7, our Homeland Security folks can't get it together to do that.
(For the record, I briefly worked for Homeland Security and was nearly driven insane. I left after 8 weeks.)
If this keeps up, I may become a Tea Party person. Or, end up in the nervous hospital.
Meanwhile, seven miles to the north, the beautification committee of the National Park Service was hard at work installing plastic, water-filled jersey barriers along the trail near the entrance to Roosevelt Island. Now, they could have actually planted some nice hydrangea bushes or maybe some arborvitae to act as a barrier but that would be tasteful and we can't have that now, can we?
|Aren't they pretty?|