November 2, 2012

BLOOMBERG: Power To The One Percent! “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 three diesel-powered generators crank out 800 kilowatts — enough to power 400 homes in ravaged areas like Staten Island, the Rockaways and downtown Manhattan.”

Meanwhile: Nonunion Power Crews Turned Away From Sandy Recovery Effort.

UPDATE: Nonunion story untrue? “That’s a rumor.”