(DNAINFO) Murray Weiss | November 5, 2015 — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered more New York State Troopers to the Big Apple to beef up their presence in the city, DNAinfo New York has learned.
As part of his ongoing rift with Mayor Bill de Blasio, Cuomo even mentioned pulling investigators from various state and federal task forces and dispatching them — in uniform — to the city’s high-profile transit hubs to boost the state’s profile in the city, sources said.
“The governor has said, ‘I want to fly our flag in New York City,’” a source said.
There are roughly 50 troopers, wearing distinctive brown uniforms and wide-brimmed hats, already posted at Grand Central, Times Square, Penn Station and at the World Trade Center complex in view of millions of commuters.