The NYPD said Wednesday that it was beefing up security in an “abundance of caution” and not based on information that the facilities were targeted.
The NYPD has increased security at the British Consulate and other sites in New York, following an attack in London that left a soldier hacked to death.
Federal officials said visitors will now be screened on Ellis Island. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said the only way to protect the statue is to screen passengers before they get on the ferries.
Thousands of runners took to the streets Sunday for the New Jersey Marathon, as crowds cheered them on surrounded by tighter security measures imposed after the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Bomb-sniffing dogs and state troopers are on hand. There are officers on horseback and motorcycle along the route and police helicopters are also keeping an eye on things from the sky.
A bike expo was held Friday and Saturday in advance of the Five Boro Bike Tour, and plenty of people were making a point of showing support for Boston.
Hundreds of runners took off at the sound of the horn Saturday morning for the 5K run – part of the Long Island Marathon weekend.
The EIF Revlon Run and Walk on Saturday morning raised money for women’s cancer counseling, but many participants had the Boston Marathon on their mind.
Participants in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour next weekend will have to abide by new restrictions implemented after the Boston Marathon bombings.
Fear of a Boston Marathon copycat attack had officials reminding runners about tight security rules, as two races take place this weekend in New York.
Brett Yormark says the doors at Barclays Center will open early for ticket-holders Saturday as security around the city remains tight in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday reassured those shaken by the fatal Boston Marathon bombings that security will be tight at Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium early next year.
Two brazen thieves pulled off a stunning jewelry heist this weekend at one of the city’s most posh hotels. The thieves carried out the smash-and-grab around 2 a.m. Saturday in the middle of the Four Seasons’ spectacular lobby.
Some New Jersey police chiefs have expressed serious doubts about the notion of armed guards in schools.
After 15 Long Island Rail Road employees were arrested and charged with stealing over $250,000 worth of copper wire, the railroad agency said it will put in place new measures so that similar thefts will not happen.