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Speaking by the World Financial Center this morning, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said while the city is going about its usual business this morning, the New York City Police Department is still concentrating its counter-terrorism efforts on transit hubs.

The police commissioner said New Yorkers can expect heightened security, including more vehicle checkpoints near bridges and tunnels and bag checks in subway stations.

There are also more bomb-sniffing dogs at Pennsylvania Station, Port Authority and Grand Central Station.

Federal authorities announced last night that there is a "credible" but unconfirmed terror threat against the city, timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

"Obviously we don't want to close the city down to commerce and recreation, but we are deploying additional resources to make the city as safe as can be," Kelly said.

The NYPD also has counter-terrorism agents overseas who are investigating potential terror plots.

Many New Yorkers have grown accustomed to warnings like the latest terror threat, as well as an increased security presence in Lower Manhattan.

This morning, those who spoke with NY1 seemed to be taking the latest threat in stride.

"No, it doesn't make me act any differently. I think everything will be okay," said one New Yorker. "I think we should just all hope for the best."

"You feel afraid, you know? You always looked out all the time because you're so worried," said another.

"You just live your life every day as you do and you listen to the news but mostly turn it off psychologically so it doesn't affect you," said a third.

Governor Andrew Cuomo also issued a statement last night calling on New Yorkers to be cautious and aware during the September 11th anniversary.

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