NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police in New York City have beefed up security at iconic locations like the Empire State Building and World Trade Center amid online “chatter” about terror threats.
The NYPD is also increasing security at houses of worship and increasing counterterrorism staffing.
Summer tourists are flocking to the Empire State Building as usual and noticing the additional police presence.
“More security than normal, yeah,” one Australian tourist told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond. “We were here about five, six years ago. There’s a big difference.”
She and other tourists said they feel safe despite the global terror threat.