by Alex Tokarev
Posted 9/06/11, 03:10 pm
I once heard a man yell at a New York bureaucrat: "You are the Vampire State!"
I was reminded of this incident one weekend last February when I took my children to Bethpage State Park for some winter fun. A park ranger blocked our entrance and forced us to return the sled to the car because there was not enough snow on the hills. I thought of arguing with him that the safety of my children is my job. Then I remembered how useless trying to reason with state employees turned out to be at the end of summer last year at Jones Beach.