Blacks and poor people left without power for 16 days while President golfs and thanks campaign donors.
At Knickerbocker Village — a housing complex bounded by Monroe Street, Market Street, Catherine Street and Cherry Street on the Lower East Side – a hallway stunk of rotten eggs Tuesday night.
“It’s a nasty odor that makes you want to throw up,” one resident said.
But the stench was the least of the woman’s problems. She had to use a cooler as a refrigerator.
It was the 16th day without power, and she was also boiling her water. She was lacking hot water, too.
Even her dog was bundled in sweaters.
Trash was piling up, the incinerators were all broken, and out of 12 elevator banks, nearly half were out of service. The elderly residents were left stranded as high as a dozen flights up.