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Yes, there was bad news for New York's anti-terrorism efforts today, with news that the federal Department of Homeland Security has cut the city's anti-terror funding by 40 percent, redirecting that money to other notoriously high-risk locales like Louisville and Omaha. But, at the same time, there's also some good news. The Durst Organization yesterday unveiled the city's first dual-repeater system, which will enable firefighters to remain in radio contact with one another even when spread through high-rise buildings, in its tower at 4 Times Square — better known as the Conde Nast Building.

So while the feds may have made it that much easier for terrorists to hit Manhattan again, when that attack comes at least it'll be easy for Anna Wintour to be rescued. We know we'll sleep easier now.

Boost for Bravest [NYDN]
A Tower on Times Square Gets New Radio Equipment to Help Emergency Workers [NYT]