More poor New Yorkers who don’t get food stamps — or whose benefits leave their cupboards bare – have turned to private groups for aid, forcing charities to struggle to meet the demand. Gotham Gazette reports.
If talk show icon Jerry Springer still lived in his childhood home in Queens, he could vote for his former boss, Republican Bob Turner, in next month’s special election. But he wouldn’t. City Hall News reports.
As Hurricane Irene left the Tri-State area, clean-up crews were dispatched to do away with downed trees and flooded streets. Monday morning, most New York City subways and buses were up and running. New Jersey Transit’s rail lines remained suspended, as did Metro-North Railroad service.
On Saturday afternoon, some residents in Greenpoint stocked up on batteries and water, while others strolled along the pier or guzzled beer at local bars. The northwest corner of this Brooklyn neighborhood was designated a “Zone A” and residents in the area were asked to evacuate by 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Karen Duffy, known as “Duff,” isn’t just a journalist, actor, model and bestselling-author. She’s also a trained community emergency responder. Her advice? Create a kit, make a plan and stay informed.
The most powerful entities in New York this week were the natural disasters but only humans qualify for our weekly catalog of who’s up and who’s down in the seismic struggle of New York politics.