If it weren't colossally tragic, the level of disorder, dysfunction, and all-around clusterfuckery that characterizes the official disaster response in New York City in the wake of Hurricane Sandy would be fast approaching hilarious.
As it is, the situation is both heartbreaking and enraging.
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A year ago, the Voice profiled a controversial 9/11 non-profit organization, known as the Gear-Up Foundation, and its also controversial president, Vincent Forras, a former South Salem, N.Y. firefighter who claims to have been trapped in the rubble at Ground Zero and saved himself after receiving a ... More >>
Saturday's three-alarm fire at the South Street Seaport, which temporarily suspended the Voice's 4Knots Music Festival, was caused by faulty electrical wiring, according to a New York Fire Department spokesman.
In the face of steep cuts, the city will receive millions in anti-terror funding, Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced this morning.
New York City has secured a total of $151,579,096 in Urban Areas Security Initiative Funding, which comes from the Federal Emergency Management Ag ... More >>
via Zach BaronFirefighters have responded to a fire on 11 St. Marks Place, between Second and Third avenues. They are currently at the scene of the fire, which was reported at 1:32 p.m. The Fire Department informs us there was a 21-unit response. The first responders arrived at 1:34 p.m.
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APDisasters always have to be someone else's fault, so we are a city of finger-pointers this morning. We have hapless Brooklyn state senator Carl Kruger, who only tried to shut down state government last year, being quoted on national radio complaining about the unplowed streets of his Mill B ... More >>
People often say that the Republican Party has become much more conservative than it used to be. But they don't talk much about how conservatism itself has become more... hmm, how to put this politely -- let's say, detached from traditional American beliefs and standards of behavior.
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Mayor Bloomberg introduced "five real American heroes, the crew of US Airways Flight 1549" at City Hall today in a Key to the City ceremony. Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles, and flight attendants Donna Dent, Sheila Dail and Doreen Walsh received their honors for their d ... More >>