Outer-borough residents pleaded for help Thursday, claiming their Sandy-ravaged neighborhoods are the forgotten victims of the killer hurricane — and nowhere was the anger more palpable at the storm's Ground Zero: Staten Island.
Even as the city and feds rushed food, water and generators to the borough, residents and their elected officials fumed that Staten Island was being prepped as the starting line for Sunday's New York City Marathon, even as the rest of the island is left to deal with the aftershocks of the mega-storm.
"The notion of diverting even one police officer, one first responder, one asset away from this carnage is beyond irrational,” Councilman James Oddo told the Daily News. Earlier, Oddo called the idea of hosting the marathon as “idiotic” on his Facebook page.
Friday, November 2, 2012
When Will Bloomberg Cancel The Marathon?
It is absurd that the Mayor of Money is insisting that the NYC Marathon will go forward on Sunday even as many parts of the city struggle to recover from Superstorm Sandy - few places as bad as the starting gate for the Marathon, Staten Island: