Sandy Community Check-Ins

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The beach at Coney Island on Saturday (Ilya Marritz/WNYC)



Mark Harrington, Domenic Recchia and Dawn Zimmer

Comments [3]

There were many things Hoboken could have done to pass along info to residents. The person who's job that would be is Office of Emergency Management Director Joel Mestre. Long known as an absolute do-nothing (except when it comes to suing the city for various "accidents" - I think at this point he's collected over $150K from lawsuits) he proved his worth with this crisis - which is that he is a total incompetent. Civil service so he won't be going anywhere but it would be great if Mayor Zimmer would replace him at that office. And I would never take anything from 411 at face value - he works for Mason and everyone knows she's crazy.

Nov. 14 2012 11:14 AM
Paula from Manhattan

Breezy Point, like Hoboken is facing great challenges concerning insurance caps and gaps. Here too a fund has been set up to help Breezy residents rebuild. Breezy is not a summer community, 70% of residents live there year round, these are their only homes. Please consider a donation to the Breezy Point Disaster Relief Fund,
No donation is too small and all are very very much appreciated. Thank you!

Nov. 14 2012 11:12 AM
BK from Hoboken

Why did it take three days to put up a billboard outside of city hall to pass along info? The lack of communication from city hall in the direct aftermath was terrible. I, along with many others, was milling around city hall looking for some estimates for time without power etc, and there was NOTHING. I told my wife the least they could do is throw up a piece of plywood and start posting what you know.
The clothing donation set up the other day was horrible too. See story on

Nov. 14 2012 10:30 AM

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