As hundreds of thousands of Big Apple residents suffer in homes left without power by Hurricane Sandy, two massive generators are being run 24/7 in Central Park — to juice a media tent for Sunday’s New York City Marathon.
And a third “backup” unit sits idle, in case one of the generators fails.
The man’s megalomania has driven him over the seawall. One more year!
UPDATE: I see that Bloomberg defends his decision by claiming no essential people will be diverted from recovery efforts. If NYC really has so many police, firemen and sanitation workers that it can afford to divert thousands of them to running a footrace while the largest cleanup effort in its history is going on, while entire sections of the city have burned down and there are thousands of people still homeless and cold, then I’d say New York City has far, far too many workers on its payroll.