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Letter to the Editor: New York was attacked before terrorist activity

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

To the editor:

It may be of little relevance, but might I correct Gary Rust's column? New York has been attacked many more times than twice. The British attacked the city when it was still New Amsterdam to honor a promise that it be given to the Duke of York. There was no bloodshed in this attack as the Dutch commanding officer was forced to surrender without a fight, but the attack is valid nonetheless. Wall Street is named after a wall that was erected to protect the town from frequent Indian attacks in its earlier days. The wall was, of course, torn down, and a Wall Street was constructed where the wall stood. It may be more correct to say that New York has only been significantly attacked with bloody outcome twice.

PARKE LOYD

Lexington, Ky.