Mr. Rahami seems to have been one of the incompetent, thank goodness.
I'm staying these days with an elderly friend, a true New Yorker; her reaction was instinctively dismissive of the whole episode. In her mind, New Yorkers don't flinch. Josh Marshall who lives across from where the Chelsea bomb exploded reports a similar sentiment.
New York neighborhood media hit similar notes about how this went down: it's a very New York story.
Worth remembering, next time you see someone checking out your garbage.