Skip to comments.49,000 New Yorkers stuck in Public Housing w/o water or power.
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.
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I ain’t gonna work on Barry’s farm no more.
At least they won’t die from drinking large sodas.
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.
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?
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Actually, they seem to be doing fine. Pulling together, cooking together, sharing food. What a neighborhood does when SHTF. Forget about the Feds.
These are the potential “Ozombies” that everyone is preparing to fend off.
They need to extinguish their solitary candles... to stop global warming.
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.
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?
The Marathon Must Go On!
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.
I wonder if Zero is building his ‘martial law’ scenario to occur before Tuesday. He’s probably hoping for civil unrest.
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.
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.
when do they start crapping where they sleep?
when does Bloomberg announce it will be a ‘chocolate’ city (or is it ‘vanilla’?)
I wonder if the ObamaPhones are still working.
Since the photographer did not see Big Gulps and salt shakers, Bloomberg didn’t see a problem
He might try it in New York, but the rest of the country won’t go along. Especially Texas.
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?
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.
...49,000 public housing residents...
And remember it was Walmart that came through with power generators during Hurricane Katrina.
Mmmmm—they got what they voted for.
You’re doing a great job Brownie...errr Bloomie.
...or breathing secondhand smoke in a city park.
someone needs to tell them there is free food and warmth down at Central Park for the next couple of days...LOL
Pool on when the cannibalism starts?
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.
Nice Dylan reference!
Imagine 49,000 obama phone ladies, Peggy’s, Juliuio’s, etc all in a tiny area.
That is what it is.
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.
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
STORY MUST HAVE BEEN PULLED. NOTHING AT SITE!
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.
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.
I’m sure Shep will be all over this today.
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.
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.
Should be interesting.
We’ll get to ya after Staten Island .. which will be weeks from now
Don’t think a state can pick the Presidential election day, just Congress.
Sorry about your inconveniences, suckers, the _resident is going to Miami this weekend. They got power and it’s nice and warm there.
Everything will be fine because of Barry’s extensive experience as a COMMUNITY ORGANIZER.
I think Bloomberg did us a great favor by endorsing Obama.