Outrage grows over decision to hold NYC Marathon after Sandy
Can safety of spectators, runners be guaranteed?
- Duration 4:59
- Date Nov 2, 2012
Can safety of spectators, runners be guaranteed?
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-- I want to push out there Monday night after the stop people coming and we're no -- -- -- no shoes that would that would just -- the houses were destroyed built.
That was New York's Staten Island Borough president furious over what he calls the lack of response from the federal government and for that matter the Red Cross.
Staten Island is the site of some of the worst storm related devastation thousands have been displaced -- no power people a cold -- hungry they have no place to go.
And it also happens to be the starting -- of the big New York City Marathon which is this Sunday.
And is growing outrage over New York's controversial decision to go forward with the race.
Which they have decided to -- name now it's called the race to recover.
Joining me -- Eric Bolling because of the five right here an FNC and -- -- son of the Fox Business Network.
-- How dare they.
What you've run in these races -- run this race severance of a marathon this is one of the premier marathons in the world.
But be staging area for the New York City Marathon is on Staten Island -- you -- of Arizona bridge -- the beginning of it.
For three hours -- had this massive party of marathon is whoever made it to talent 50000 people -- 40000 expected I think about half that are gonna make -- status -- letters that the other flights were canceled and I've -- here you can't tell that the economic activity.
Andy -- to recover in the charitable donations in the -- all of us.
It is really worth having a massive party on Staten Island next to where people were children -- just killed next and he's like this is this is terrific in a complete mistake.
By the mayor not now back in 2001 -- I was -- New York's I have to apologize but.
-- you -- -- they waited two months and then didn't the -- nursing marathon was this rebuilding wonderful moment for president New York.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But it but you're going to give the money but don't run a race rehab runners going through some destroy areas of the Manhattan area.
-- -- -- Supported making it -- better yet Mayor Bloomberg should just said no we're not gonna do right now that would take the drug -- they -- the race off the hook for.
Whatever liability they may have had to do this.
I understand why the owners want -- run I don't.
I wanna run -- -- they've trained the whole year veins in my -- that -- decades for this Bloomberg should've said no we we have built it in Staten Island -- colleagues of ours who told us that.
They're using schools as mortgage right now they're still finding bodies they're people without clothing without food that need help gas lines.
But you kidding -- what's going on in in New York City what's going on in in Connecticut New Jersey gas lines are four and five hours long my wife spent four hours trying to get.
Ten dollars with the gasoline.
This is not the time -- to be running the marathon Mayor Bloomberg is is this tone deaf as anyone could possibly be -- by saying.
Way to go ahead with this -- there's still time.
There's plenty of time to take all those volunteers that work panic at him everything one house some using volunteers and say we're gonna help other people that run -- -- yeah.
As if you -- have no power people are literally waiting to be rescued had no power with little kids in the freezing -- called it's getting Kohler called it usually what you do when you run the marathon -- -- take -- buses or the Staten Island ferry -- over to -- the beginning of the race now with the fairies in gonna be running.
That's a big question marks still but it takes power generation is huge generators are going to be on site.
For the hours -- mean you know the -- arriving for 35 o'clock in the morning they're -- -- be up all night the workers for the marathon many of them volunteers.
Getting ready all of that is power that could be going to the people of Staten Island complete mistake also.
And let's talk about the fact that Central Park is still disasters elements you've got -- can you really -- -- run -- -- I -- a park all the time it can you really guarantee the safety of those trees right now for anyone problems and these -- America's the mayor says this is an economic benefit you know they the people come in they stay in hotels but the people are saying.
The hotel low owners -- -- saying.
Were pretty full full of New Yorkers we don't media external.
In the hotel sort of displays for other reasons for good because of the storm.
On -- we're gonna be moved out because the runners in the end it in the staff need to be moving because they have reservations now I hear that some of the -- the -- hole on.
Or to take care these people instead you're gonna defend yourself one very very important point.
FEMA needs to be on everyone's it didn't -- Obama's taking the victory lap with FEMA.
But even Chris -- -- victory -- put FEMA.
FEMA needs to be here get here get the generators to the Pacific gasoline station so that people can get gas.
And do what they whatever they have to do go see their loved -- check and I loved ones or get to work that would be knows more about and what it would earn a lot of good will they if they showed up and they ran around Staten Island helping people.
A lot of them are saying by the way they're not gonna run and make as some of my friends have said I'm not running on boycotting the -- heard -- -- what they've -- while he.
Will they get their money back if they decide not the ridiculous.