Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:20 PM
marmar (63,335 posts)
Called to Work During Superstorm Sandy, Tribeca Parking Attendant Drowned
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(The Nation) Sometime during the mid-afternoon hours of October 29, as Superstorm Sandy was heaving up the East Coast, Anthony Narh, an African immigrant, limped toward his job at Empire Parking, an underground garage serving one of the toniest strips of one of Manhattan’s toniest neighborhoods. Nestled near the watery edge of TriBeCa, Empire Parking was smack in the center of an evacuation zone—and Sandy was heading straight for it.
As the winds picked up and debris was flying up and down TriBeCa’s narrow streets, Anastasia Ratia, an architect and designer who lives with her aunt at 92 Laight Street, a high-end building adjoining the garage, ran into Narh and a co-worker. Ratia and her aunt had already evacuated but were making a last-minute run to the building; Narh, who walked with a severe limp, was just arriving for work. (At the garage, he was known as Jackson.)
“I said, what on earth are you doing here?” recalled Ratia, 34, who grew emotional as she recalled the story. “And he said, I was called in to come.” When Ratia asked whether the garage’s manager had asked Narh to come in, Narh placed the responsibility higher up. “He said, ‘No, the big boss.’ And I just said, that’s craziness. They’re just cars!”
When the Hudson River burst its banks several hours later, the water raced toward the garage and trapped Narh inside. He never made it out. .................(more)
The complete piece is at: http://www.thenation.com/article/171228/called-work-during-super-storm-sandy-tribeca-parking-attendant-drowned
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Called to Work During Superstorm Sandy, Tribeca Parking Attendant Drowned (Original post)
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Response to mzteris (Reply #1)
Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:53 PM
exboyfil (3,776 posts)
3. Can you say depraved indifference
Just like asking that student to go in a cherry picker during a storm at Notre Dame. People in positions of responsibility should know better.
Response to marmar (Original post)
Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:57 PM
Poll_Blind (23,831 posts)
4. I was listening to the scanner that night and there was a man...
...who was trapped in a parking garage that had flooded, on top of a car and unable to get out. The police/whomever was speaking on the radio mentioned the plight of this gentlemen several times but they couldn't get near. I wonder if it was this man. Whether or not it was, what a tragedy.
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