Now it's the aftermath—businesses without power, days without work, cars without fuel, homes without heat or light, shops without food, sick without medical care—that is taking its toll, and making new, often shocking, demands on the city and its citizens.(3)
The condition in the Red Hook Houses, as with project developments in flooded areas across the system managed by the New York City Housing Authority, has been an intense focus of the local media. It's used sometimes as a parable of the disparate effects of the storm on rich and poor. And the whole system has been roped together in several articles describing fear and crime in the projects in the wake of the storm.