Staten Island Needs Power and Love
Lorie Honor, a friend who lives in Staten Island writes:
Much is yet to be revealed here on Staten Island…new definition of the “forgotten borough” as we suffered greatest loss of life and still have had limited news coverage and just now are getting Red Cross distribution and some aid to the displaced.
Homeland Security Head, Janet Napolitano is coming today so maybe that can expedite aid.. Most of my friends and neighbors are still out of power, (we are not but just 2 blocks away juice is out for miles) and it’s getting cold out, (low 40′s)….
The marathon, which begins on SI, has become a lightning rod of contention, as the mayor is going forward with it amid much opposition. All that “nothing can keep the NYC spirit down, we need something to feel good about…BS” like we are children distracted by a shiny object.
I’d rather be passing out water to the new-normal middle class homeless in my hometown, (oh but I can’t get to them because we have no gas..), than pass water to a runner stepping over them.
I believe the general feeling is that making sure those in our community are in a clean well-lighted place tonight would give us something to “cheer” about…
Tags: Homeland Security, Janet Napoitano, lorie honor, NYC Marathon, Sandy aftermath, Staten Island