Mumbai: At least eight people were killed and 11 other injured in the area after a gunman in a truck plowed through a busy bike path, an incident the US termed as an "act of terrorism".
The suspect, 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov said to be from Uzbekistan, was shot in the stomach before being arrested.
Actress Priyanka Chopra tweeted that the attack happened five blocks away from her residence in New York.
In her tweets, Priyanka also expressed condolence to those affected by the tragedy.
Nyc.. As resilient as ever. I❤️u. My condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy.— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) November 1, 2017
The actress was reportedly spotted shooting for the third season of her ABC TV show Quantico hours before the terror attack.