photos: Hurricane Sandy aftermath in Staten Island (where thieves & looters continue to lurk, volunteers needed)
photos by Gretchen Robinette
Staten Island - Sunday -- 11/4/2012
The Staten Island Advance reports:
Tom Lacey has posted a simple message on the front door of his storm-gutted Great Kills home -- "If you are found here tonight, you will be found here tomorrow."
Down the block on Goodall Street, Rocco Rubio has written a similar message on a piece of plywood covering up a window that once faced the waters off Crescent Beach.
Since Hurricane Sandy hit Monday night, the two have seen their share of shady characters -- a man actually entered Lacey's house in broad daylight, as volunteers toiled outside Saturday night, and tried to creep out with a wall-mounted TV on an upper floor.
His wife was home, she screamed, and the man -- a bald, white man, about 6 feet tall, wearing a brown jacket and dungarees -- ran out.
As if those ravaged from the hurricane didn't have it hard enough right now, they have the stupid looters to contend with too (it's only a matter of time before one gets shot).
BrooklynVegan photographer Gretchen Robinette, whose post-Hurricane blackout pictures you saw the other day, visited Staten Island on Sunday. Her pictures from that trip are in this post and continue with some videos below...
Voters on Staten Island, N. Y. began lining up to vote at makeshift polling stations, just one week after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the New York City borough. (Nov. 6)