Local and state politicians visit Long Beach to make a survey of the destruction. They take time out to shake a few hands. Pictured are NC Legislator Denise Ford, NYS Senator Dean Skelos and NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo.
From the Albany Times Union: Former NYS Governor Eliot Spitzer proposes that the state enact a financial transfer tax at the national level on sales of stocks, bonds, derivatives and options in order to generate billions in annual revenue -- one-third of which will be returned to the state to help fund education aid. How do you feel about having Wall Street help fund our schools?
alsop cemetery Several members of the Alsop family were interred here between 1718 and the late 1880s, as well as the family’s slaves, whose graves are unmarked. The family was prominent in Newtown, and married into the Fish family and King family, which produced a NYS Governor and 1816 Presidential candidate Rufus King, whose mansion stands in Jamaica. His wife was neé Mary Alsop. The last of the Alsops died without issue in the 1880s.