The New York City Marathon is the largest in the world. This year, 47,000 people registered for the race. But, snag: Hurricane Sandy rolled into town, wreaking havoc, killing dozens, knocking out power, and pushing entire neighborhoods out of their homes. And rather than cancel the race and divert resources to hurricane recovery and rescue efforts (fun fact: we’re still finding bodies here), organizers have decided to press on ahead as planned, further disenfranchising hurricane victims.
Look: I understand the need for the city to come together and recover quickly and not let anything keep us down because we’re NEW YAWKERS or whatever, but holy shit is holding the race this weekend inappropriate.
This is something that happened to a friend of mine in her own words.
“So, on Friday night my friend and I were at her house and wanted to get out and do something for the evening. We brainstormed ideas and she brought up the idea of seeing a show at the Laugh Factory. I’d never been, I thought…