News Gov. Andrew Cuomo helps driver stranded driver on Cross Island Parkway New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo helped a stranded motorist on the Cross Island Parkway Saturday, Jan. 23, 2015. Photo Credit: Gov. Andrew Cuomo By Elaine Piniat email@example.com Updated January 23, 2016 5:28 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Andrew Cuomo is a full-service governor. Cuomo assisted a stranded driver on the Cross Island Parkway as blizzardlike conditions battered New York Saturday. He tweeted photos of the rescue at 2:28 p.m. Hundreds are talking about the rescue on social media, with some calling it a “nice” gesture. Cuomo says New Yorkers expect “full-service” from their elected officials, according to CNN Executive Producer Katie Hinman. The rescue came just before Cuomo issued a travel ban. A traffic ban on all state and local roads on Long Island and New York City began at 2:30 p.m. “Leadership is service,” Alambo Datonye Fred wrote on Facebook, sharing Cuomo’s photos. Cody Matthew wrote on Facebook, “Would any of the politicians in Louisiana or the presidential candidates do this? I think not.” Others questioned Cuomo’s motives and thought he took advantage of the situation for a photo opportunity. “This Cuomo and the stranded driver story is beyond stupid. Go study budgets and let the real emergency workers do their jobs,” Twitter user @HealthStudent said. Twitter user @bobconfer added, “Do it because you’re a good person. Don’t do it for recognition.” By Elaine Piniat firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.