Skip to comments.Despair sets in for some Coney Island residents as living conditions deteriorate rapidly
Posted on 11/01/2012 2:29:58 PM PDT by jimbo123
We are Katrina says one desperate resident. Everyone cares about Manhattan. No one is looking out for us.
At a 12-unit apartment building at West 23rd near Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island, several tenants are huddled together in one room where human waste is spilling out of the toilet. They need help, and are at a loss explaining why assistance is getting to them faster.
"We have no food or water. Why isn't anyone helping us," asked tenant Aeising Cancel.
"We are scavenging for food like animals," said another tenant Jeffery Francis. "We are in a crisis and no one will help us. Look at us. We are misery. Everyone cares about Manhattan. No one is looking out for us. Nothing. We are Katrina."
At an apartment building at 3024 W 23rd the power is still out and residents are out of food.
"The food is gone. We are scrapping for food. One person found a sandwich and we split it four ways," said resident 58-year-old Albert Miller
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The people in lower Manhattan are in pretty much the same situation, and there are many more of them. They too have no electricity, no water, no heat and no cell phone service.
Seriously? 3days later and you are already out of food? Did that storm sneak up on you? Oh wait, you are the guys who expect everything to be handled by Big Brother...
How many days warning did these people have?
We live in Cleveland and prepared for the storm.
When you are a grown up...you look out for yourself.
Time for some air drops?
What, the ObamaPhones are out of service?
True. But they can walk uptown and have dinner. Granted it's a mile or two. Haven't seen any apartment buildings toppled in Lower Manhattan either.
“human waste is spilling out of the toilet”
Jeez, find a bucket, get some water, and pour it down the toilet.
To lazy to flush the tiolet with waste water? There’s friggin water everywhere.
We had at least a weeks worth of water and non-perishable food at the ready just in case we needed it.
It wasn't hard to do either with three days warning of impending doom...
I just wonder why Oblunder didn't just wave his hand over all of the destruction and make it go away? /s
Isn’t FEMA there yet?
Didn’t Obama personally take charge of all the relief efforts? He certainly took credit when it looked like it might be good. So this is his fault.
Sandy-starved New Yorkers Dumpster Dive.
well now they are out of food the solid waste amounts should go down.
boy i have to take a walk or something. my cynicism overload light is flashing.
The only thing missing........no 24/7 unhinged journalists demanding to know how Bush let this happen.
A telephone contractor friend just today told me that he pulled his crews out of these “projects’ because some of the residents were using their trucks for target practice.
He said he told the local telephone co to use their own people he wasn’t sending his crews back there
Many people live on high floors. The stairwells are completely dark. If you are elderly or disabled, you can’t walk down 20 flights of stairs, especially if your flashlight battery has died.
I expect that when the power comes back on, they will find a few dead bodies in some of those apartments
Funny how the journalists can get to them without a problem.
Oh, yeah....easy for you to say. Buckets probably grow on trees where you live. Go get water? I can’t...the streets are flooded! /s I get what yer saying, but if their sewers are full, flushing may not be possible. Still, I’m sure there are many that don’t know how the magic toilet thingie works.
And yet Obama Christie and bloomie are taking victory laps all over the place.
True. This will be especially hard on the elderly.
Obama said FEMA will respond within 15 minutes. Just call them.
What doesn’t kill us can make us stronger. Learn from your mistakes and next time do some prep.
They should thank God they live in New York, the center of the galaxy
They have a progressive Mayor. They live in Utopia.
Why are they bitching?
They probably ran out of canned food (if they had any); perishables are going bad due to lack of electricity. I have a week’s worth of food left (the last 3 days would be MREs); thankfully we have power & water.
Nothing as dire as the Katrina freak out.
I can't wait for the leftists to ask us how we expect Obama to handle a natural disaster of this magnitude, totally without irony.
Sadly beyond words, they probably haven't the foggiest how plumbing / toilets work.
Obviously they will look for the nearest Republican to blame for their suffering.
And they’re so much smarter and creative than us suburban dullards out here in fly-over country.
Why would they think that?
Oh, I forgot - they just "know" it.
Interesting that the people whose homes burned to the ground in nearby Breezy Point aren't complaining about people only caring about Manhattan.
Oddly, all the Russians in the Coney Island/Brighton Beach area don't seem to be scavenging for food or sleeping next to overflowing toilets.
I guess everyone cares about everywhere, except for the entitlement Queens in Brooklyn's 9th Ward.
It isn't fair that those Russians are willing to walk 50 blocks to buy groceries and carry them home.
It isn't fair that so many Russians work for a living that they know how to do simple plumbing repairs.
It is fair that those Irish people in Breezy Point walked three miles to sleep in a church basement.
It's because "those people" are so damned self-reliant that no one is willing to serve me breakfast in bed.
The problem here isn't their overflowing toilet, it is their overflowing heads. Obama voters - no doubt.
Hang in there folks, Obama’s sending the Gov’ment to help!
Exactly. Maybe Fox will send Shep down there so he can rant on national TV about the conditions.
The horror, nothing but a large stove, to use for heat for a few days.
Nothing to eat for a few days, but what you already had in your kitchen, if you can't reach the restaurants a mile or two away.
These aren't exactly road warrior types.
You're to (sic) dumb to understand the sewers are backed up?
time for obama’s legion to ship a whole bunch of these helpless govt wards to those FEMA 645 camps
What are they saving them for?
The toilet will not flush because the sewers are full & flooded. Flushing only causes the toilet to overflow.
Beyond that, these people are pathetic. They had ample warning to evacuate or to stock up on food & water. Perhaps a few days of empty bellies will give them a clue about the next storm: You cannot stay in a house that might flood, you MUST move to higher ground & be prepared to stay there for several days.
As time goes on and more and more tempers rise, Obama will feel the heat. As unfortunate as it was for the hurricane to hit, the timing could be helpful to Romney.
Correction: they never said Bush let it happen. They said he made it happen. They said he made it happen because he hates black people. Well, Barry’s about to find out that the truth is no one has figured out how to deliver rapid relief on a large scale to a densely populated are where the infrastructure has been devastated. They just don’t know how to get aid inside the affected area. Look at Haiti, look at Japan. This is going to end up hurting Obama’s image.
Maybe they should just call Andrea Mitchell for help, she’s the one who said Mitt Romney’s food donations just aren’t needed or helpful.
***** “Oh, yeah....easy for you to say. Buckets probably grow on trees where you live.” *****
Well if they don’t have a bucket they can just grab a couple of those 32 oz drink cups and pack water that way... oh wait, I forgot
Finally, a comment that isn't rushing to judgement of these people. How hard can it be to have a little compassion? Not everyone is blessed with the intelligence or physical abilities to cope.
“And yet Obama Christie and bloomie are taking victory laps all over the place.”
Perhaps they could petition Daddy Bloomberg to lend them some buckets. Of course they wouldn’t more than 16oz. /s
Let me tell you something about New Yorkers, nephew. Theyre a wonderful, friendly people as long as their bellies are full and their home theaters are working... but take away their creature comforts deprive them of food, sleep, hot showers... put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same, friendly, intelligent, wonderful people will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty muslim. You dont believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes.
“where human waste is spilling out of the toilet”
Seriously? They can’t think past going to the edge of an island and doing their business??
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