Now that New York City is becoming an unlikely venue, the US Department of Justice is reportedly considering some locations in the lower Hudson Valley for the trial of 9/11 terrorist attack suspects.
We asked patrons getting their coffee fix at the Los Andes Bakery in Sleepy Hollow if this felt like a risk or an opportunity for the region. Mostly, people have dollars on their minds.
"How do you feel about the possibility of the Department of Justice trying terrorism suspects in the region?"
Alex Maureira, 56, of Ossining; owner of Alex M. Painting company in Ossining
- "It's safe. The problem is the economy – it's broken. However many more people come spend money, I don't think it's going to make a difference."
Bruno Peixoto, 29, of Main Street, Tarrytown; manager of wine shop in Rye
- "That's just silly – I don't understand this feeling that we are any less safe than we ever were. There are much more dangerous people out on the loose."
John Patino, 22, of Sleepy Hollow; works in landscaping
- "It doesn't matter where the trial is. We don't have control over where they attack. It's still against Americans no matter where you do it."
Luis Zuniga, 34, of Highland Avenue, Tarrytown; painter/contractor
- "It's gonna be better for the economy, especially for small business but maybe not good for our taxes. Everyone is scared but we have to keep living."