Rich, You are correct. New York will never be the same. There are lots of sad reminders all over. The troops, Troopers and the many police and roadblocks. The absence of the Towers. The skyline looks empty. The city removed all the pictres of the missing, However there is still all wall of missing pictures at St. Vincents Hospital and it's sad every time I see it.
On the other hand I do see people coming back to the City. After the attack I was driving from uptown to downtown in record time. Now there is traffic again. Barry