That long road snaking up the mountain is Columbia Turnpike, which goes up to East Greenbush and Nassau.
After the breakfast, I moseyed on over to the New York State Capitol for a presser held by a coalition of community, labor, student, faith and Occupy organizations. They were kicking off a campaign to bring fairness and transparency to New York’s corporate tax system. Last year the same group worked together on the “Millionaires Tax” and personal income tax reform.
Reporters, photographers and cameramen were all snapping pictures of a particular poster that was brought to the event. Steve Ference from YNN handed me a paper copy of one that was in an untouched pile on the reception desk, and here it is:
On my way back to the radio station, I happened upon no less than 4 other events being covered by some media: there was Congressman Paul Tonko addressing a gathering in the area of the plaza known as "the well" and there was a TV crew interviewing some folks close to the security checkpoint at the corridor leading back to the State Street entrance.
As I was walking up State I noticed a couple of TV cameras in West Capitol Park and then across the street at the State Education Building a presser involving NYSUT. A cameraman and a female reporter (I did not recognize either of them) were recording a few blocks farther up State.
I also know from talking with reporter Karen DeWitt that there were multiple events she was attempting to cover happening throughout the day. I should have snapped a few more pictures!