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-- Hundreds of thousands of folks across new Yorker waiting for the power to come back on.
The same time the New York City -- in that the city itself prepares for the marathon.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he expects more areas of the city will have power on race day including lower Manhattan -- is expect to be almost entirely back in the lights.
Any -- that New York City needs an event like this.
If you remember you go back to a 9/11.
I think Rudy made the right decision in those days to run -- marathon and pulled people together.
And we have to find some ways to.
Express ourselves and show our solidarity with each other.
But organizers haven't yet announced how folks can actually get to the starting line on Staten Island.
Today officials backed away from plans to use a ferry service and then and look at the -- here after Staten Island it's over the bridge and into.
Brooklyn and queens where blocks and blocks of buildings are still without power.
The race then moves into Manhattan where despite the outages generators in Central Park are providing -- for marathon tents.
-- this now the hotel owner on Staten Island who says he will not evict people who have no place to stay because the storm.
Even if that means canceling reservations for visitors coming in from the marathon.
-- coach -- is with us live on the phone insert I've talked to thank you.
I know you don't it's a mess here -- an it is.
Devastating here on Staten Island it's not Katrina but we -- close stepped.
Well it it any time you're house is without -- full water or down on the ground.
You have your own private Katrina and you -- at the hotel I guess a lot of the people who were staying in your -- hotel which is probably not very normal that they're all from right there.
Yes I mean we I mean we onto a hotel that he'll be -- and an -- and and it sweeps in the -- talking a lot here.
We've been here the king years we've opened up what is it it will separate -- -- so what kind of used to disasters.
But there but this week at a very good weekend for us but.
I don't think anyone realized.
But how bad this is an on and on Wednesday.
When we cut -- actually these people who -- here for a couple of days.
Because people get better.
At least sixty this is not getting better we better -- the -- people.
We put it tell them that we are not going to be spending not neighbors out into the street.
And we're gonna -- -- come about how people.
-- -- -- -- Well you're not the only one who's been calling a marathon people this is the cover of the New York Post which is owned by the parent company of our network it's his abuse of power.
And these is -- generators they have power.
Some tips for the marathon folks in the park and listen what just happened over on Fox Business Network.
We're we're all on the same building here together and we sort of share resources in many ways.
Here's what just happened.
Charlie Gasparino just said on Fox Business Network -- -- marathon may be canceled.
In fact we don't have a -- but he he says he believes it will because of sponsors.
That want to pull out.
So the sponsors some of those funds and I don't have details on this.
I have what Charlie Gasparino is reporting on the Fox Business Network you can rest assured we'll be getting to the bottom of what this is but.
It did you you must know a lot -- politics well don't forget the mayor of New York City made an endorsement yesterday so that that's in -- that's in the mix here too but.
I'm trying to imagine the days after Katrina.
And they what it could have played a game at the superdome because there was no way with the superdome flooded.
On Thursday the New York the Brooklyn nets were supposed to open their season with the New York Knicks.
At the -- Barclays center in Brooklyn will you if you've been watching it all you've seen the lines of people around -- -- -- center I'm waiting waiting for buses state.
To get from from Manhattan from Brooklyn in the Manhattan.
And so they cancel that game but the mayor said this goes on -- -- it means hundreds of millions of dollars to the city I know that was part of the mayor's concerns and I wonder if that's something -- -- me thinking about.
Well you know I hate to understand the place position and I think.
You know Bloomberg and a great -- and it'll -- but -- like eight billion gambled that technicality and elegant there's money to the city charity -- And I and I and I think you may get his -- and not realizing like -- how bad it was here on Staten Island.
And and now that we have had time to the stem back into -- -- -- -- -- trying to can't people might community if you would be in my hotel now and look at the people that are in my lobby who ought they give me.
Complete don't call me out at least don't make room for the marathon I have no place to go into pretty easy decision.
And no we got some back place -- -- that's some people yeah elements in that that's their reservations and and that -- there -- -- that we do -- comparable development people and and and only when when one guy was Butler but not that you know there might make you know I said.
What else would turn on that have -- TV.
And on the FM TV.
And then on back and then let me know if you can't find different.
A Richard Neer -- through with us from from Staten Island feel you in every way the thing about these signs and thank you very much for those that think about these storms as you're sitting at home you're watching we're doing all kinds of -- politics.
But here in New York City all the locals television series and they're like 1070.
They're like ten local -- incision with choppers in the air all day long they are going from neighborhood to neighborhood from above and we know what these neighborhoods are.
They are not just a no look at another house down that in fact here's WNYW.
This is what fox station in New York City has been doing this.
Every hour since the storm hit.
And when we watch the cameras go above we say all of that's that's -- -- -- that's that's Park Slope well which we know what they were watching you we know people who live there in all of this.
Is not some abstract thing.
You know when it hit me this is where we know people and if those people need a place this day.
And because marathon runners are coming in they can't have one.
Well how would you -- So.
Maybe this isn't a done deal.
The mayor says the marathons going on I do know that the nets are gonna open their season tomorrow the -- -- very excited about that.
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