NYC Police Step Up Surveillance on Eve of Super Bowl

With the big game looming, NYPD is taking no chances.
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Times Square in New York City (photo by Mary Ellen Dawley)

According to an article by the Associated Press, the New York City Police Department is increasing its surveillance in the city's mid-town area with 200 additional cameras in advance of this weekend's Super Bowl game. The NYPD already has thousands of surveillance cameras throughout the city, so these new cameras are just for the mid-town area. In particular, the cameras will help to keep tabs along "Super Bowl Boulevard," a 13-block street fair on Broadway that's expected to be popular with football fans and party-goers.

You may recall that a terrorist unsuccessfully attempted to detonate a car bomb in NYC's Times Square on May 1, 2010, which is close to where the enhanced surveillance will be installed. For more information, read the article posted by the Associated Press.