It’s been some week for Scarsdale. It began with a coke-crazed burglar on a spree through Greenacres, followed by two sightings of a bobcat in a local backyard – and ended with a visit from Vice President Joe Biden.
Scarsdale10583 got several alerts on Thursday afternoon from residents who were snarled in traffic. The southbound Hutch was closed as well as parts of Saxon Woods Road and Mamaroneck Road. Some wondered if all the police activity was due to another crime spree. But no!
It turns out that Vice President Joe Biden had flown in on Air Force 2 and landed at Westchester Airport around 5:30 pm on Thursday, headed for a fundraiser at a Park Road home in Scarsdale. His motorcade travelled down to Scarsdale and headed west on Mamaroneck Road, which was closed to local traffic.
Some residents who live on Mamaroneck Road were outside when Biden’s entourage passed by – and were impressed with the display of motorcycles, limos , Westchester County Police, secret service and even an ambulance. They spotted Biden reading in the backseat of his car and waved.
Park Road was blocked off and there was heavy security around the house. The event was held to raise money for the Obama campaign and the price tag was rumored to be $1,000 per person. According to an attendee at the Park Road event Biden spoke with confidence about why Obama would be re-elected and also told the group about the personal friendship that has developed between himself and the President. Biden said he’s become like Obama’s “older brother.”