New York limps toward Election Day

Briefing: Cuomo at a Wal-Mart and Pepsi donation announcement. (Cuomo's flickr stream)
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Hurricane Sandy

"Bloomberg was simply unprepared for the impact of climate change on his own city—despite his credit-taking for righting New York after 9/11." [Harry Siegel]

Now, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a person in charge of finding housing for residents displaced by the hurricane. [CBS]

Only three out of 70 teachers at P.S. 100 in Brighton Beach missed work today. [Beth Fertig]



Twenty-three schools in Brooklyn remained closed. [Ned Berke]

More about Rockaway residents yelling at Bloomberg. [John Del Signore]

Governor Andrew Cuomo denounced a rabbi who said the hurricane was a form of "divine justice." [The Jewish Daily Forward]

Cuomo said 100,000 families could be displaced for a year, because of the storm. [Joseph Spector]

Republican Senate candidate Wendy Long suggested housing displaced residents on cruise ships. [Liz Benjamin]

Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny predicts 40,000 voters in his district will be disenfranchised because the new polling site is "40 blocks away." [Nick Powell]

Gun control critics argue the way to stop post-hurricane looting is with guns. [Casey Seiler]

The New York City marathon would have kept the media focused on the hurricane devastation in New York. [Chris Jones]


The Manhattan borough president said New Jersey's plan letting hurricane victims vote by absentee ballot is far better than New York's. [Scott Stringer]

The Democratic State Senate candidate in Brooklyn who has a Republican campaign manager and who endorsed Mitt Romney for president is "a lock" to caucus with Republicans if he wins his race. [Ken Lovett]

A New York City Democratic commissioner at the Board of Elections said he was unaware of complaints Republican voters had about the new polling site in Rockaway. [Andrew Hawkins]