City officials had said there was no known, credible threats against New York City following the recent attacks in Paris. We felt it was probably safer than any other time to make the trip. Police officers, more than 2,500, walked the streets, stood on top of mobile command center vans and helicopters flew overhead to watch the crowds. Some rode horses while others were on motorcycles or walked with dogs. We did notice a large presence of police officers every day we were in the city. They were very friendly and helpful.