Eliot Spitzer leaves NYC
Special to Newsday
Soon-to-be-ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer, with most of his family and pet dogs in tow, split town Saturday morning for his 160-acre spread in upstate Columbia County.
And still earlier, just after 7 a.m., he had emerged, crossed the broad avenue and entered Central Park for a quick walk with one of the family dogs. Upon his return, he ignored questions from a reporter.
The sightings of Spitzer -- engulfed in a scandal over allegations about his use of high-priced prostitutes -- were the first since Wednesday, when he said he would resign effective Monday.
Lt. Gov. David Paterson will be sworn in Monday in Albany to finish out his term.
Staff writers Andrew Strickler and
Reid J. Epstein contributed to this story.