2:10 pm Oct. 29, 20121
Here's Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the New York City Office of Emergency Management in Brooklyn, where he and other officials are tracking Hurricane Sandy.
Bloomberg is monitoring the situation and his aides are providing regular updates about the need to evacuate from flood zones, imminent safety concerns, potential power outages, etc.
But don't bother giving him credit, argues Clyde Haberman.
"[A]ny mayor would have done what he did in the crisis. So why give him credit?
"Does that sound harsh? It does to our own ears. But we’re simply applying the same standard that Mr. Bloomberg uses for other leaders…In an eyebrow-arching exchange, the mayor was asked if President Obama deserved credit for ordering the raid that killed Osama bin Laden last year."
"So as eager as we are to credit Mr. Bloomberg for his calm handling of preparations for Hurricane Sandy, it’s hard to see how to do so and stay true to the test of leadership that he himself set."
Here are some other images related to the storm.
via Anna Sale, at the East River, in Williamsburg.
North Williamsburg, via LookCatalog
Dodge Landesman, risking it all.
The Gowanus Canal, via Jonathan Bonanno
The end of Manhattan Avenue, circa 11:30 a.m., via Councilman Stephen Levin.
The boardwalk in the Rockaways, via NBC New York / Pete Brady
Redhook this morning, via RiverKeeper
Bay Ridge Parkway, via Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz
A broken crane at 57th Street, via Jonathan Wald