For some reason the mayor of NYC has decided that the annual New York City Marathon will go on as scheduled Sunday. This marathon covers all 5 of New York's buroughs-Staten Island, Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan. As of yesterday Staten Island, which was the epicenter of Hurricane Sandy, was in dire straights with no power, no gas, flooded and demolished homes. Stories were being told of residents scrounging through dumpsters in search of food.
Now generators and food trucks will be headed for the Marathon instead of neighborhoods which could really use them. The race is being billed as a "Race to Recover". Many see this as bad optics while others think it may help residents psycologically. If you're freezing in your house, are forced to sit in miles long lines for a couple gallons of gas, have no way to get groceries, the psycological boost may not be so much.