New York Strong

Oct 31, 2017

Dear Friend,

Our hearts break tonight for the families of the eight people killed in today's terrorist attack in lower Manhattan and we all send our hopes for swift recoveries to those injured.

This preplanned barbaric act of violence against innocent civilians deserves the condemnation of every citizen of every nation. Yet, even in the face of such savagery, I know that our city is too strong and too resilient to let terrorists dictate how we live. I know we will carry on with the same vigor and determination that lights up our city every day, even in the darkest of times. 

I am continuing to monitor the situation and will do all I can to work with the community to keep New Yorkers safe. I am incredibly grateful for the swift response of New York’s finest and our first responders, and for the abundance of caution the NYPD is exhibiting with their stepped-up presence to keep our city feeling secure. I am confident that the NYPD and FBI will conduct a thorough investigation and bring the perpetrator to justice.

This is a difficult time, but New Yorkers are strong and I have no doubt that we will get through this tragedy together.



Carolyn B. Maloney

Member of Congress