Where is everyone?

Aside from Akum, it seems no one wants to walk the recently re-opened Hall of Governors at the Capitol -- and Andrew Cuomo is wondering where you're at. [NYT City Room]

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I went to look at the hall of governors about a week ago and I can definitely see why very few people are going to this part of capitol building. When I went there, there was state trooper standing guard that I had to ask permission to walk down the hall even though it is supposedly open to the public.This trooper was watching me the entire time I was walking through the hall as if I was going to go into some executive office that I wasn't supposed to be get into without an appointment. This obviously doesn't encourage people to check out the hall if they happen to be in the capitol. Also, I was surprised to notice that there were no signs or notifications of any kind that mentioned that the hall of governors was now open to the public. Because of this, I feel that the only people who would know that it is now open are people who read political blogs like capitol confidential on a regular basis and learned of Cuomo's executive order earlier this month.

You can now see Teddy Roosevelt from the elevator! (It used to skip the 2nd Floor)

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