The city has stepped up police presence around houses of worship, especially mosques, following an apparent terror attack targeting Muslims in London.
A spokesman for Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted a message about the increased security Monday afternoon.
Following the terrorist attack in London, NYPD has enhanced its presence around NYC houses of worship, w/ a specific focus on mosques.— Eric Phillips (@EricFPhillips) June 19, 2017
A 47-year old man faces terrorism charges in that van attack outside a London mosque.
It happened as crowds were leaving the Finsbury Park Mosque Sunday night after Ramadan services. Mayor Sadiq Khan, who is the city's first muslim mayor, visited the site earlier today. One person was killed in the attack, 10 others injured.
"No one touch him! No one!"
The suspected driver of the van was detained by people at the scene until police arrived.
British Prime Minister Theresa May says the compassion and diversity valued by London won't be compromised by terrorist threats.
"The spirit of the community who apprehended this attacker, is that this is an extra ordinary city of extraordinary people. It is home to a multitude of communities that make London one of the greatest cities on earth."
Yesterday's incident follows a series of other recent vehicle attacks in London this year.