The White House Visited Our House
He was there. I was there. President Barack Obama was in town before he arrived. Things changed. The familiar became different, and looked different.
No one knew if the helicopters were decoys or the real deal. I followed them with my camera anyway, because you never know. We all followed them with our cameras. At times the Secret Service blocked my view. I moved again, camera in hand, still in the same place as the president and Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Obama talked about infrastructure. Maybe he knew about the traffic jams on I-287 in the mornings and afternoons. Like last Friday afternoon around 4 p.m. west of Nyack. Need more room, and not sure where. Need more money, and not sure where from. If Congress turns its other cheek, then what happens next?
White Plains Mayor Tom Roach told me about his city’s potential for transit expansion. “There’s lots of land around the train station,” he said. “Being mayor is a little like playing goalie: sometimes I like to come out of the net.”
Obama and Cuomo framed by the Tappan Zee Bridge, now increasingly surrounded by the New NY Bridge project. Let’s hope Congress makes the right choice.
I’d like to know what you think.
Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2014