November 2, 2012
New York – As New York City continues to pick up the pieces following Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city must continue moving forward—including going ahead with the now controversial New York City Marathon.
The decision to carry on with the Marathon has sparked a firestorm of controversy.
In a press conference on Friday, Bloomberg said the marathon offers the city a chance to “show solidarity with one another.”
[...] City Council member Domenic Recchia Jr., called plans to hold the race “just wrong” in light of the ongoing misery among residents with no food, shelter or electricity.