First off, and this can't be repeated enough, the authorities in both NYC and Jersey City were ALERTED ahead of time of the photo opportunity at the Statue of Liberty by a faux Air Force One and an F-16 fighter jet. A lot of office workers began fearing another terror attack and left their buildings. OK, we get that we suppose, but understand, LOCAL authorities knew, it was their call to not alert the citizenry. Maybe they should have alerted certain office buildings about the exercise.
If you're upset, talk to them:
Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy: (201) 547-4900/(201) 547-5555
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg: 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC)
No planes here
Nope, no planes or big gorillas looking north
None here either, looks like the all it's OK to get back to work
Now, Mayor Bloomberg is saying he wasn't told, sounds like somebody didn't think he was high enough up the chain of command, LOL.
The NY Daily News points out:
NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said the department was told told of the "aerial photo mission" last Thursday but ordered to stay quiet about it. But they did alert 911 operators at 7 a.m. to tell callers it was an authorized military mission.
Sounds like Bloomberg's anger should be directed internally to a department he oversees.