Local residents weighed in with their thoughts on the death of Osama bin Laden, the notorious mastermind behind the World Trade Center attacks. We visited Professor's Diner where owner Kevin Denis says he has had a Wanted poster with the face of bin Laden on it posted on his diner window for nearly ten years.
"Now it reads dead," said Denis. "People are glad it happened. It is the greatest news in the world,"
"Hallelujah, it has been a long time coming," said diner patrons Lynn and Enid, both from Kings Park. "Trouble is, what is next?"
Thomas Butler, younger brother of William Butler who is the owner of Butler Funeral Home, was a New York City Firefighter who lost his life in the line of duty on September 11. A memorial stands in his honor at the Kings Park Bluff.
Some who were at the Bluff on Monday reflected on the news. "I am glad they got the guy," said Jimmy Dwyer. Dwyer lost his nephew and two other family members the day of the attacks.