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49,000 New Yorkers stuck in Public Housing w/o water or power.
BI ^ | 11/2/2012 | Mandi Woodruff

Posted on 11/02/2012 11:03:12 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote

Residents of Manhattan's 19-building, 1,191-apartment Jacob Riis projects, have been without power and water since late Monday evening, and there's been no sign of help from local government.

In all, city officials estimate some 49,000 public housing residents have been stranded by the storm, left without the resources to escape or find alternative lodging.

When Getty photographer Mario Tama ventured inside, he found residents huddled in living rooms lit by solitary candles and gas stoves running constantly for heat.

Here are a few images from Tama's visit on Thursday:

The Jacob Riis project is located on farmost edge of the East Village, between Avenue D and the Franklin D Roosevelt Drive and covering seven blocks between 6th and 13 street. Each of the 19 buildings is between six and 14 stories high.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: hurricanesandy; nyc
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Heck of a job Barry
1 posted on 11/02/2012 11:03:12 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: GlockThe Vote

I ain’t gonna work on Barry’s farm no more.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 11:06:10 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: GlockThe Vote

At least they won’t die from drinking large sodas.


3 posted on 11/02/2012 11:06:54 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Democrat rats suffering their own beliefs in huge and corrupt government. In time of need................ I feel sorry for all of you but keep the communists controlling regulating Democrats in power then suffer. King Obama will save you.


4 posted on 11/02/2012 11:07:06 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: GlockThe Vote

ABC radio news just said the city that never sleeps is now waking up. Bloomberg says all power will be on tonight, school starts monday.

Something’s strange... mixed signals?


5 posted on 11/02/2012 11:07:06 AM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: GlockThe Vote

BUSH’S FAULT!!!!!


6 posted on 11/02/2012 11:08:05 AM PDT by babble-on
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7 posted on 11/02/2012 11:08:09 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: GlockThe Vote

Actually, they seem to be doing fine. Pulling together, cooking together, sharing food. What a neighborhood does when SHTF. Forget about the Feds.


8 posted on 11/02/2012 11:08:25 AM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: Logical me

These are the potential “Ozombies” that everyone is preparing to fend off.


9 posted on 11/02/2012 11:08:35 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: GlockThe Vote
49,000 New Yorkers stuck in Public Housing w/o water or power.
And that was BEFORE the hurricane hit.
10 posted on 11/02/2012 11:09:04 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: GlockThe Vote

They need to extinguish their solitary candles... to stop global warming.


11 posted on 11/02/2012 11:10:19 AM PDT by ILS21R (We stand at the precipice, looking into the abyss.)
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To: oh8eleven

LOL!!!! True


12 posted on 11/02/2012 11:10:33 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote
In all, city officials estimate some 49,000 public housing residents have been stranded by the storm, left without the resources to escape or find alternative lodging

Since those in "public housing" are mooching off other people anyway why should anyone give a sh!t if they have power, food, etc. or not? If they weren't wothless to start with they wouldn't be in public housing (and getting food stamps etc.) I hope that they're the very last to get anything.

13 posted on 11/02/2012 11:10:42 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: GlockThe Vote

You really think that any president could help 49K people in a couple days after this happened? How many people and time do you think it would take just to visit each one of those apartments, assess the situation, come up with a plan and arrange proper logistics support?


14 posted on 11/02/2012 11:11:07 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: GlockThe Vote
How can this be? I was assured by members of this site that it was nothing but hype.

The Marathon Must Go On!

15 posted on 11/02/2012 11:11:31 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Isn’t that what the Marxist d’rats want for all of us, to be crowded into large cities so we can be totally dependent on government for basic survival?

I truly feel sorry for the people there, but being crammed in cages (public housing) in a zoo (NYC) is there own choice.


16 posted on 11/02/2012 11:12:17 AM PDT by redfreedom
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To: GlockThe Vote

I wonder if Zero is building his ‘martial law’ scenario to occur before Tuesday. He’s probably hoping for civil unrest.


17 posted on 11/02/2012 11:13:26 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: GlockThe Vote

The opportunity for them to see they are throwing their lives away by living on government assistance, that they will never live up to their full potential and God given talent. Government dependency will rob you of your soul.


18 posted on 11/02/2012 11:13:26 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: GlockThe Vote

So what if there is no power, food or water. Barry pre positioned the assets so they got that going for them. Also even though they have no vehicles or transportation if they leave now and walk to the site of the marathoner they can witness some entertainment. Hopefully that will help them to forget how cold and hungry thy are.


19 posted on 11/02/2012 11:14:02 AM PDT by JIM O
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To: GlockThe Vote

when do they start crapping where they sleep?

when does Bloomberg announce it will be a ‘chocolate’ city (or is it ‘vanilla’?)


20 posted on 11/02/2012 11:14:22 AM PDT by Mr. K (What The World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: Mr. K

I wonder if the ObamaPhones are still working.


21 posted on 11/02/2012 11:15:10 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Since the photographer did not see Big Gulps and salt shakers, Bloomberg didn’t see a problem


22 posted on 11/02/2012 11:15:21 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

He might try it in New York, but the rest of the country won’t go along. Especially Texas.


23 posted on 11/02/2012 11:17:59 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: stuartcr

Well, Bush’s administration took over from a useless mayor and governor within 1 day after Katrina, then rescued 20,000 people from flooded homes within 2 days, then evacuated 40,000 people out of New Orleans within 4 days of Katrina

Check the Katrina timeline

Barry, Bloomie, and Staypuft Christie are now at 4 days and counting...what’s their plan, Stan?


24 posted on 11/02/2012 11:18:27 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: GlockThe Vote

In a strange way, this is an important lesson that the people who are so dependent on Government need to learn: to take care of yourself. Then YOU (not the gov’t) can help others.


25 posted on 11/02/2012 11:19:38 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: GlockThe Vote

...49,000 public housing residents...


These are the welfare people who will be “waiting” forever to be taken care of. They to be moved to another city that can accomodate the suckers of life.


26 posted on 11/02/2012 11:20:13 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: GlockThe Vote

And remember it was Walmart that came through with power generators during Hurricane Katrina.


27 posted on 11/02/2012 11:20:48 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Mmmmm—they got what they voted for.


28 posted on 11/02/2012 11:21:24 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: GlockThe Vote

You’re doing a great job Brownie...errr Bloomie.


29 posted on 11/02/2012 11:21:36 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

...or breathing secondhand smoke in a city park.


30 posted on 11/02/2012 11:21:36 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: JIM O

someone needs to tell them there is free food and warmth down at Central Park for the next couple of days...LOL


31 posted on 11/02/2012 11:22:02 AM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Pool on when the cannibalism starts?


32 posted on 11/02/2012 11:22:02 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: stuartcr

re: How many people and time do you think it would take just to visit each one of those apartments, assess the situation, come up with a plan and arrange proper logistics support?

That would not be necessary nor at all practical under the time constraints. Take a random sample to access the situation and needs and plan accordingly.


33 posted on 11/02/2012 11:22:02 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: PGR88

Nice Dylan reference!

h/t “Maggie”


34 posted on 11/02/2012 11:23:17 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: freeangel

Imagine 49,000 obama phone ladies, Peggy’s, Juliuio’s, etc all in a tiny area.

That is what it is.


35 posted on 11/02/2012 11:23:27 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: tsowellfan

The $26.20 donation per marathon runner will make the difference, turn the tide, recede the waters, provide food, shelter, clean water and socks for everyone who left home without their socks.


36 posted on 11/02/2012 11:23:42 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: GlockThe Vote

I donated $$ to Glenn Becks Mercury One charity where all the money is going to local churches to supply folks with food and warmth and water. I am willing to give the church a chance first ..then i will think about a 35% overhead national org. Groups like this and Franklin Grahams org will serve these folks better


37 posted on 11/02/2012 11:23:51 AM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: GlockThe Vote

STORY MUST HAVE BEEN PULLED. NOTHING AT SITE!


38 posted on 11/02/2012 11:24:01 AM PDT by classified
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To: GlockThe Vote

I’m in Jersey and I’m going with Romney - but I’m not sure how we can hold an election in this state with the way things are now. We still have at least 75% of the people in the state without power. Some communities are completely devastated. Even though Obama would normally win this state and it doesn’t matter - we still need to go through the motions and vote. Right now - I can’t see how it happens. People are more concerned about getting gas and surviving than voting. Maybe our state votes on another day.


39 posted on 11/02/2012 11:26:38 AM PDT by larryleo (We all need to get Newtered!)
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To: silverleaf

The situation was a little different. New Orleans isn’t NYC and NJ. No 14 story apartments, no subways, no trains, no election, not this late in the season, easier for people to get helod off of a 1 or 2 story home than the 10th floor, etc. Also, the whole country watched Katrina head straight at NO for a week while Sandy twisted and turned and no one knew where/when landfall would be until the very last.


40 posted on 11/02/2012 11:26:46 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: GlockThe Vote

I’m sure Shep will be all over this today.


41 posted on 11/02/2012 11:27:17 AM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: classified

http://www.businessinsider.com/in-new-york-citys-housing-projects-sandy-brings-a-new-kind-of-darkness-2012-11


42 posted on 11/02/2012 11:28:06 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: stuartcr

Since this is public housing, the local agency that is running the housing project should already have data on who is living there. Will there actually be more people living there than approved? No doubt, but it shouldn’t be hard to add some numbers accordingly (add in all the baby daddies) and get to work on meeting the needs of the people there.


43 posted on 11/02/2012 11:28:10 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: GlockThe Vote

Laughing at all the Democrat politicians and their handling of the aftermath of Sandy. The people in New York getting exactly what they voted for - nothing.


44 posted on 11/02/2012 11:28:26 AM PDT by YukonGreen
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To: GlockThe Vote
Isn't this the crowd that calls 911 when McD's runs out of Chicken McNuggets?

Should be interesting.

45 posted on 11/02/2012 11:28:46 AM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: GlockThe Vote

We’ll get to ya after Staten Island .. which will be weeks from now


46 posted on 11/02/2012 11:28:46 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: larryleo

Don’t think a state can pick the Presidential election day, just Congress.


47 posted on 11/02/2012 11:29:11 AM PDT by DaveInDallas
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To: GlockThe Vote

Sorry about your inconveniences, suckers, the _resident is going to Miami this weekend. They got power and it’s nice and warm there.


48 posted on 11/02/2012 11:29:38 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: GlockThe Vote

Everything will be fine because of Barry’s extensive experience as a COMMUNITY ORGANIZER.


49 posted on 11/02/2012 11:29:39 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Obama may not be running on his record, but he sure as hell can't run from it.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I think Bloomberg did us a great favor by endorsing Obama.


50 posted on 11/02/2012 11:30:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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