Cuomo's remarks came as there were a number of bomb threats reported against Jewish Community Centers across North America on Sunday, continuing a pattern that has plagued the United States recently.
Police blocked off the entrance at 10:30 a.m.as they investigated the threat.
A Vancouver Jewish community centre has received its second bomb threat in less than a week, causing an evacuation of the building.
After the first bomb threat of the week, the Rochester center had opened its doors to those who lost power in a winter storm blanketing the Northeast. He directed the New York State Police to work with federal and local law enforcement on an investigation.
"As a member of the Jewish community and the greater community of our city, I thought it was important we show support for our community and let people know we'll stand up against hate and bigotry any day", East said.
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Last week's threat involved an email message, and that incident is still under investigation.
This is the second threat at Indy's JCC in less than three weeks.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, there have been 152 threats this year against Jewish institutions in 37 states and two Canadian provinces.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, called the bomb threat "despicable" given the center's service to the community.