A Terrorist Blew Up My Block and This is What Happened

The night of the Chelsea bombing

At 8:31 on Saturday night, I was sitting in front of my computer, when I heard a loud boom and felt the walls shake.

Call it intuition — I knew something was wrong. I’d never heard a bomb explode, yet it was the first thing I thought about.

I got up and ran to the window. Outside, on 23rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenue, people were running at…