Wednesday, October 29, 2014

2 years after Sandy



And the temporary boilers remained parked outside the NYCHA building along East Sixth Street at Avenue C … looking more like a permanent part of the streetscape with every passing day…

Previously on EV Grieve:
Sandy on Avenue C

The inside story of Con Ed and Superstorm Sandy

7 comments:

NOTORIOUS said...

Well, just so long someone bails out CitiBike, I guess that's all that's important.

Anonymous said...

Is there a timeline to when these are going to be removed? They are a rat sanctuary and an eye sore.

Anonymous said...

Is there a timeline to when these are going to be removed? They are a rat sanctuary and an eye sore.

Gojira said...

Amazing how the city so freely gives away millions in concessions to developers, millions that could put new boilers in NYCHA houses as well as fix up housing stock for the less well-to-do. Guess that thought never occurs to anyone, not even Man of the People Bloomblasio.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, why the fuck is that still there?

Big Brother said...

They're still there because nobody is advocating for these folks. It took Stuy Town about two years to complete their Sandy repairs, yet they threw carnivals and other marketing related events monthly. It's a slap in the face to those affected. I laughed at loud at Bloombasio! Spot on.

ShutUpHooker said...

Why don't these folks advocate for themselves? They pay some rent to NYHA why not go on a rent strike, go to GOLES and get the media involved?
... maybe its because they don't care; they turn on the tap and get the hot water they want and heat in the winter.

Sure some of these older buildings use old and outdated boilers difficult to repair, but in two years an entire new building could have been built, and these ain't large NYHA buildings or Stuy Town type building... they are brownstones and I can guarantee you the city has spent way more money on these rentals than it would have cost to replace the entire boiler in these buildings.

And no complaints over the fact these are parked right in front of a kids playground spewing who knows what and if one of those rubber pipes bursts on someone....

Find those bootstraps and pull, even a little.