Lower Manhattan turned into a 24/7 community after 9/11. Midtown NYC could heed this lesson post-pandemic.

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People walk near the sight of Ground Zero and the Freedom Tower on the day that the United States officially ended its participation in the war in Afghanistan on August 30, 2021 in New York City.Spencer Platt | Getty ImagesJay Neveloff recalls sitting in his office on 55th Street and Third Avenue in New York City, the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, as he prepared for a meeting with real estate tycoon Sam Zell to negotiate a deal on a building in Chicago.The commercial real estate attorney, now chairman of Kramer Levin's real estate practice, remembers looking out the window shortly before 9 a.m. and seeing a plume of smoke coming out the side of one of the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center. A hijacked plane had rammed into the North Tower at 8:46 a.m. Seventeen minutes later, a second would smash into the South Tower.The next several hours, the 70-year-old Neveloff recalls, were the most surreal experience of his life, as he scrambled to meet up with his wife and son. He joine
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