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Straphangers Try Best To Shake Off Boston Terror Jitters

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The Tuesday morning rush was a bit more stressful in the wake of the Boston bombings, especially for commuters at one of Brooklyn's busiest stations. NY1's Roger Clark filed the following report.

It seemed for the most part like a typical Tuesday morning commute at Barclays Center Station. But Monday's events in Boston were definitely on the minds of subway riders.

"You of course are obviously concerned about what happened in Boston," said one commuter.

"It makes me a little scared and it makes me feel like the world is just a little scarier. It's not going to change the way I do things though," said another commuter.

There was a prevailing attitude among straphangers Tuesday, many who lived through 9/11, and say they felt it was business as usual.

"Not concerned about it, just being vigilant. Have an extra eye, look around," said one commuter.

""You can't let fear stop you from doing what you have to do," said another commuter.

Many commuters said they did notice more of a police presence during their trek to work, and that helped them feel at ease.

"I see a lot of law enforcement, and that is very reassuring," said one straphanger.

"I think we're pretty secure and we're ready for anything and if anything happens we'll pull together and we'll get through it," said another straphanger.

"I believe that New York City will take care of us. I believe the police will look after us and I think we just have to keep our eyes open all of the time," noted a third straphanger.

However, there were some folks who said they couldn't help but be a little more concerned than usual.

"If I saw a box sitting somewhere, I would immediately get scared, I mean it wouldn't take much to set me off," said one commuter.

Another woman told NY1 that while she doesn't feel safe about a lot of things, "What can you do?"

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