Two Riverdale synagogues targeted in a bombing plot last year are among many religious centers in the city that will receive funding from the Department of Homeland Security to prevent future terrorist attacks. The 80 sites—which include religious schools, synagogues, hospitals, community centers and one church—will share $5.8 million in federal funding, averaging about $73,000 per site. Rep. Anthony Weiner told the press, "Everybody is entitled to have their security needs met."

The money will go to installing things like security cameras and emergency release doors at the sites, and will be dispersed within the next few months. Rep. Carolyn Maloney said the funding is necessary because "New York remains target number one for terrorist attackers." Maybe some of that funding could go to Times Square street vendors?