Big Brother, where art thou? New on lower Manhattan’s plate is the possible addition of 3000 cameras, positioned strategically to view all of NYC’s major financial district, including Wall Street and the soon-to-be-reconstructed World Trade Center towers. The aim is to protect a major resource in US: “This area is very critical to the economic lifeblood of this nation,” The New York Times quoted the city’s Police Commissioner Ray Kelly as saying. “We want to make it less vulnerable.” In addition to “protecting” us, Mayor Bloomberg also wants to use the cameras to read license plates and charge $6 a day to, uh, drive there. As if it wasn’t expensive enough to live in NYC, now you get to budget another $180/month to drive through part of it. Lovely.