I went to Hauppage with Katie yesterday(September 30th 2010) to the office of Steve Levy who was holding a press conference in regards to Legislators trying to ban a development from taking place in Yaphank. According to the legislators Browning and Romaine, the site should remain undeveloped for environmental reasons and Steve was there to retaliate against the Legislators claims. According to him, to block development would lead to the loss of thousands of jobs, affordable housing for young people, solar energy, and much more. He had many advocates (for jobs, housing, environmental, etc…) and people in the housing development business there show support for the idea that mainly would lead to the creation of thousands of jobs in the area.
It was quite the drive out there (thanks Katie for driving!) and we arrived much earlier at Steve Levy’s office because we left the studio earlier because of the bad weather. After the conference Katie got shots outside for a weather shot and I practiced doing standups.