Genius! NYC Leaves Marathon Generators in Central Park, Residents Lash Out at Bloomberg

Posted by on Nov 05, 2012 at 7:00 am

That Mike Bloomberg is looking more presidential by the day, huh?

What a run-around!

The city left more than a dozen generators desperately needed by cold and hungry New Yorkers who lost their homes to Hurricane Sandy still stranded in Central Park yesterday.

And that’s not all — stashed near the finish line of the canceled marathon were 20 heaters, tens of thousands of Mylar “space” blankets, jackets, 106 crates of apples and peanuts, at least 14 pallets of bottled water and 22 five-gallon jugs of water.

This while people who lost their homes in the Rockaways, Coney Island and Staten Island were freezing and going hungry.

Michael Murphy, of Staten Island, who had no power and no heat, said yesterday, “We needed 100 percent of the resources here.”

“If those generators were here, we maybe could have had some light for the cleanup effort,” he said. “Those generators would really have come in handy.’’

Larry Gold, 61, of Rockaway Park, who has difficulty breathing, can’t use his oxygen tank without electricity.

“I need power to breathe,’’ he said.

Breathing, it’s really overrated, especially when a blowhard like Bloomberg needs so much oxygen.

Meanwhile, the beloved mayor braved the elements to visit some New Yorkers, where he was warmly greeted.

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12 Responses to “Genius! NYC Leaves Marathon Generators in Central Park, Residents Lash Out at Bloomberg”

  1. comatus on 5/05/12 at 9:01 am

    Just wait until someone tells him how much salt is in that floodwater! But, someone WILL have to tell him…

  2. David Williams on 5/05/12 at 9:03 am

    Bloomberg is a commie rat. He couldn’t care less about the people who are suffering because they aren’t millionaires. Grab your guns and defend yourselves. More of these weasles are coming.

  3. Buck Floomberg on 5/05/12 at 9:41 am

    Hey, give Nanny B a break, he’s doing his job… if people have nothing to eat then he’s succeeded in keeping the salts and transfats in their diets at low levels. And you don’t see anyone drinking 16oz sodas or smoking, do you? Cigarettes, I mean, not their houses….

  4. David C. on 5/05/12 at 11:24 am

    So far, this is all much ado about nothing: neither the city nor the NYRR owns those generators. They’re rented. Their use is dictated by the rental company and the rental agreement.

    All the tragedy and emotion aside, one would like to think that private property still means something. That’s all I’m saying.

    For the runners that, for all intents and purposes, out $242 to $365 entry fee– $60 (multiply by 47,000) of which was exclusively for NYPD– you didn’t have to do anything more, but you did, and thanks for that.

  5. Andy on 5/05/12 at 12:02 pm

    Sounds like the blogger here reads and believes what they read from the New York Post. It would be wise to have a good look at the whole picture, before you blindly swallow such sensationalist bullsh!t. David C nailed it.

    We need real discourse and well considered action, not name-calling.

  6. LFOD on 5/05/12 at 12:26 pm

    The addresses on the city website should be very helpful for people without power to access the inter webs…

  7. BLue Hen on 5/05/12 at 8:38 pm

    David C. on 5/05/12 at 11:24 am

    So far, this is all much ado about nothing: neither the city nor the NYRR owns those generators. They’re rented. Their use is dictated by the rental company and the rental agreement.

    Yeah, I’m just imaging you saying that if it was GW Bush in office. Would you be the stalwart champion of private property then? Or of the city of New York not seeming to make any attempt to rent the frickin’ things? Hmmmmmm?

    Tell the people freezing that this is much ado about nothing.