Bloomberg Considering Prison as Shelter for Persons Displaced by Hurricane Sandy


Mayor Bloomberg is looking at the closed Staten Island prison, Arthur Kill Correctional, as a possible home for people left homeless by Hurricane Sandy. There is no heat in the facility and generators would have to be brought in. They are also looking at a former high school, docked ships and rental houses and apartments. []

Why would they actually consider a prison over rentals?

There are hundreds of thousands displaced because of Hurricane Sandy.

In New Jersey, Christie is moving them to a tent city. []

NJ Tent City