Global Economics

In Sandy's Wake, Chinatown's Powerless Island

Posted on November 14, 2012
NYC Chinatown Sandy aftermath Photograph by Katja Heinemann

Three days after Hurricane Sandy, government help arrives in the area. New York City Council Member Margaret Chin, who along with her staff had been tireless in coordinating volunteer relief efforts, makes a Chinese language announcement about food rations: three MRE meals and five bottles of water per person.

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