Public Housing Residents in NYC Stuck Without Power Since Hurricane Sandy
Public housing residents in Queens, Brooklyn still without power
Thousands in New York are still without electricity and basic necessities; half of them are living in public housing.
Nearly two weeks have passed since Hurricane Sandy devastated the city of New York and the surrounding area, leaving hundreds of thousands without city services. Today the New York Post reports that half of the New Yorkers still without heat, hot water or power are in public housing.
Hundreds of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings across Brooklyn and in Far Rockaway, Queens, were affected, with some 35,000 residents boiling water for baths, being forced inside when the sun goes down and using the bathroom in buckets.
They say NYCHA has barely been visible.
"We have seen nobody," said a furious Diedre Jackson of Surfside Houses in Coney Island, whose apartment was still frigid and dark Friday.
Dozens of tenants in the areas told the Daily News last week that the few NYCHA workers they saw in the aftermath of the storm offered neither information nor help.