Sandy Reveals Cracks in NYCHA

In areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, residents in buildings operated by the New York City Housing Authority suffered without power and sometimes without aid for weeks. After the storm, stories emerged of elderly and incapacitated residents stranded in the high-rise buildings—and those stories continued, in some cases, for close to a month. Looking back, it now seems clear that NYCHA was caught unprepared as basic utilities were cut to more than 75,000 residents in more than 400 buildings across the boroughs.