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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sandy Victims Face Eviction From New York Hotels

Some people displaced by Sandy have been staying at the Park Central Hotel. (Jim Henderson/Wikimedia Commons)

Some people displaced by Sandy have been staying at the Park Central Hotel. (Jim Henderson/Wikimedia Commons)

Starting tomorrow, the city of New York plans to evict about 300 people who were displaced by Superstorm Sandy, from the hotels where they’ve been staying.

Desiree Marino, a retired New York City police officer, was flooded out of her home in Brooklyn. She’s been living in the Park Central Hotel in Manhattan.

She spoke yesterday at a press conference with several other people who are slated to be evicted, about wanting to be able to go home:

“We all want to go home, we want to be able to live in a community and do what we’ve done before. They should not be putting us out in the street.”

The temporary housing program has cost the city about $73 million.

Guest

  • Patrick Markee, an advocate with the group Coalition for the Homeless, one of the organizations that has been working to find housing for the Sandy victims.

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