The hand-written sign taped to the door at the Red Hook Houses said it all – “WE ARE NOT ANIMALS!”
A full week after Hurricane Sandy came and went, thousands of furious Housing Authority tenants in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan struggled Monday to survive in squalid conditions as NYCHA scrambled in vain to turn on power, heat and water.
“Nobody comes here to help. It’s the land of the lost,” declared a frustrated Ralph Fret, 64, pointing at the black fetid water that remained in the basement of his building - nearly to the ceiling. “You see all that water? You see a pump anywhere? They’re not doing anything.”
As of Monday some 20,000 NYCHA tenants at 108 buildings in 17 projects in Brooklyn, Queens and Lower Manhattan remained in the dark on many levels – living without heat, water, elevators and light but also without word from officials about when things might get back to normal.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
NYCHA Buildings Suffer Post-Sandy Squalor
The Mayor of Money doesn't seem to be working all that hard to fix this: