David Rohde at The Atlantic, on the inequality in New York exposed by Hurricane Sandy:
A hotel bellman said he was worried about his mother uptown. A maid said she had been calling her family in Queens. A garage attendant said he hadn’t been able to contact his only relative – a sister in New Jersey – since the storm hit. Asked where he weathered the hurricane, his answer was simple.
“I slept in my car,” he said.
Sandy humbled every one of the 19 million people in the New York City metropolitan area. But it humbled some more than others in an increasingly economically divided city.
As they point out in the article, everyone is getting hit hard in the aftermath of the hurricane, just some are getting hit harder than others.