New York

Please disregard the explosions

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The NYPD is letting us know that the Half Moon and the Onrust (pictured) will be firing salutes when they pass a Royal Dutch Navy ship in the harbor today at 11 and 11:03.

I confidently expect that this will be an occasion for next-day stories about how jumpy new yorkers are since 9/11, and that someone in the financial district will dutifully provide a quote to that effect.

Luckily, we’ve been warned, so it won’t be us.