Skip to comments.Patience Wears Thin as Region Cleans Up, With Toll Rising
Posted on 11/02/2012 3:01:12 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Patience wore thin over gas shortages, power failures and long lines for everything from buses to food handouts on Friday, as many parts of the New York City region struggled to recover from the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy.
As more than one million New Yorkers continued to cope with power failures, even the planned New York City Marathon became a source of bitter derision when news emerged that generators being used by organizers could have served hundreds of residences on Staten Island.
But people were becoming exasperated. At a housing project in Coney Island, residents who stayed behind expressed mounting frustration at the absence of electricity, services and, in some cases, security. Some said they were so frightened that they locked themselves in their apartments at night and refused to open the doors to anyone.
Its terrible, said Marilyn Smalls, 48, who lives at the housing project in Coney Island. Totally black. Its dangerous.
Government officials have asked for patience. City departments tried to stave off the anger by opening help lines, handing out free meals, updating citizens with progress in restoring services and monitoring Twitter feeds, where they answered residents directly about their individual commutes. Fees were waived for bus and subway travel.
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The town of Belleville, in Northern New Jersey, passed an ordinance rationing gas Thursday night that was reminiscent of the 1970s oil embargo. Starting Monday, and until the governor lifts the state of emergency, people whose license plates end in odd numbers can buy gas only on odd numbered dates, and those with even numbers on even numbered dates. The mayor of nearby Montclair suggested to the town council that it consider a similar plan.
For Fridays commute, East River crossings by private passenger car were reportedly slightly more fluid as drivers apparently realized the authorities meant business when they required cars to carry three passengers or more in order to cross into Manhattan. When those rules went into effect on Thursday, cars were turned back if they failed to gather up the required passenger loads, creating the unintended effect of more traffic jams.
Waiting in line for gas will help train New Yorkers for
waiting in line for Obamacare.
They helped pass it by electing libs like Scmucker and
Gilligan... err Gillibrand.
That cynical opinion does NOT mean that i don’t feel for their suffering. I have relatives on Long Island.
I have no people there and enjoy watching the liberal trash of New York and New Jersey wallowing in their misery.
The destruction they have experienced is trivial compared to the destruction they have wrought on America. I like the fact they will be experiencing the suffering like that they have caused real America
Look out San Francisco........ the Big ‘un is coming
Comment from Kanye West”
“George Bush hates New York, and I like fish sticks”
Cartman : “What are you, Kanye ~ a gay fish?”
People on the Gulf Coast deal with this often. These Northesterners have been without power for a whole 4 days and they act like the world is ending.
“people whose license plates end in odd numbers can buy gas only on odd numbered dates”
Welcome back Carter.