As you can see by this CNN video:

It's sad to say this, but how else can it be said? Yes, the most significant thing to come out of this city in the past 25 years has nothing to do with a creative act by one of its thinkers or artists but an act of destruction that was imposed on it by a gang of criminals. The terrorists not only produced a terrible crime (and that's what it was at the end of the day, a crime) but a kind of death cult that now dominates much of the city and what we hear about it. The dead, the dead, the dead.

New York City has become like a man who suffers from phantom limb syndrome—its mind is stuck on the traumatic moment of the amputation. Maybe it needs something like Vilayanur Ramachandran's mirror box to help it move past that painful moment.