Originally Posted by roman
IMHO restoring power,public transportation and public safety should be the NYC's Number One priority.
who said it isnt. by tomorrow a lot of things would normalize. lower manhattan got power back, subway resumed majority of tracks... airports are open.
this event brings 300 million dollars for the city....the loss probably reduced a bit unethically by announcing cancellation so late....
i dont think not having the marathan would bring power and restoration to staten island any day sooner.....
a lot of the restoration workers you bring are from out of state as contractors......1 wouldnt necessarily stop the other.....
personally, i think since they screwed up the plan to postpone it ahead of sandy, and was adamant till friday that it would go on, it should have gone on. i dnt think they had an oops moment on friday that it is too unsafe. this decision was to satisfy public emotion. usually bloomberg is good, i really like him but brother screwed up this time.