New York is not the kind of place you want to be if you're barely getting by, I think.
And if you get wiped out by Sandy the Superstorm. . . .
This is Katrina writ smaller, and it seems to me the concern of officialdom for working stiffs like this waitress is about the same as that for the poor folks of flooded New Orleans before the media began making a big stink. The trouble in this case is this little election tomorrow that's overshadowing a situation that's almost like the old movie Escape From New York.
Only these folks can't afford to escape from New York. Just as they can't afford to stay.
Did I mention the Northeast is going to be hit by a nor'easter this week? Lord, have mercy.