Mayor Bloomberg Holds Press Conference at Seward Park High School
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Bloomberg just paid a visit to the Seward Park High School evacuation center. It is here that Zone A residents along coastal Lower East Side will be bunking for the interim. Roughly 90 families from NYCHA housing are already inside 350 Grand Street, and more are on the way. The mayor briefly toured the premises before the press conference proper.
Not much new news here on Hurricane Sandy, but some additional tidbits:
- The Zone Finder website is slowly responding due to the amount of traffic, roughly 20 minute delays.
- Bridges and tunnels will remain open for now.
- No cribs for babies at the Seward Park shelter, just supplies.
- Cop cars with loudspeakers are sounding the evacuation order.
One curveball question asked from reporters in the pit was whether prisoners on Rikers Island would be evacuated. The answer is in the negative, as the land is reportedly built higher and jails are secure.
Perhaps the mayor chose this particular classroom for the “Keep Calm, Carry On” poster hanging on the wall.