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Evacuation New York

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ON New Year’s Eve 1999, Fred Siegel writes in “The Prince of the City,” his new book about Rudolph W. Giuliani’s New York, authorities feared that terrorists would seize on Y2K computer glitches to strike in Times Square. In response, the National Guard was secretly mobilized in Brooklyn “as part of an emergency plan for evacuating Manhattan.” As midnight came and went, the computers hummed on, the celebration proceeded flawlessly and officials concluded, Mr. Siegel notes with ...

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