Tuesday, January 29, 2013

City sends Sandy victims to unsafe housing

From CBS 2:

Victims of Superstorm Sandy who are staying in temporary housing aren’t expecting room service, but some say that they are living in shocking conditions.

“We’re victims of Sandy but we shouldn’t have to be punished because of that,” a man who identified himself as Monroe, told CBS 2′s Steve Langford.

Residents of these temporary lodgings have complained of a lack of heat and problems with infestation.

“The roaches, and a lot of it has to do with, the mice,” said one man.

Some Sandy victims have been lucky enough to be put up in hotels like the Holiday Inn and the Double Tree, but more than two dozen former residents of the Rockaways are living in a pair of run down rooming houses in the Longwood section of the Bronx.

Those two buildings have reportedly received dozens of housing code violations and have numerous fire safety problems. When CBS 2 stopped by, a smoke alarm appeared to be running on a low battery; the building’s super said that he would replace it.

And the rapid home repairs aren't what they're cracked up to be.


Anonymous said...

It's not the City's job (or the taxpayer's) to send anyone anywhere. Quit sucking off the tit of the welfare nanny state and go find a new place to live. Plenty of cheap space west of here.

Anonymous said...

No shit Sherlock...
was NYC going to put them up at the Waldorf?

First they were blown down by Sandy.
Afterwards they get bum fucked by Bloomberg!

Vote for John Liu. He'll extricate you from your mess.

Anonymous said...

Of course the city is not going to return your "carls" CBS. The city has no obligation to permanently house Sandy victims. Those that are staying in hotels are receiving funds from FEMA, not the city. Unfortunately, the residents are realizing that they cannot find affordable apartments anywhere but the Bronx. Other people have had to live under these deplorable conditions for decades and now we are supposed to care? Just because they are Sandy refugees?

Anonymous said...

Got news: most of NYC is a hazard
to your health!

Queens Crapper said...

The City is paying for the temporary lodging for refugees at unsafe locations that it has given violations to. Do you not see the problem with this?

Anonymous said...

"The City is paying for the temporary lodging for refugees at unsafe locations that it has given violations to. Do you not see the problem with this?"

Yes, it's terribly hypocritical, but the city also is responsible for NYCHA maintenance and repairs, and the residents certainly have their share of trouble with getting the city to address problems there, too. It isn't anything new and it's no surprise that the same treatment is being passed along to Hurricane Sandy victims who have lost nearly everything. Just crap all the way round.