Allow me to rant. Many New Yorkers are offended by New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin for making accusatory remarkes about Ground Zero. When a reporter commented about flood damage in the streets, Nagin retorted:
“You guys in New York can’t get a hole in the ground fixed and it’s five years later. So let’s be fair.”
So on the news this morning, there’s clips of all these New Yorkers who are pissed with his remark. But I wasn’t. I actually feel the same way. I am so angry that, after 5 years, the politicians, the families, the goverment-still can’t get it together and start rebuilding Ground Zero. I was underneath the Towers (on my way to work on the C train) when they collapsed. I’ve lived through the trauma, and now I’m ready to move on. But everytime there’s even a glimmer of progress, there is always something or someone to halt rebuilding. And while I feel for the families of the victims, I’m sure I am not the only New Yorker to privately hate the fact that they seem to dislike anything that doesn’t go their way! I think it’s selfish on their part. It’s my city too, dammit! Fellow New Yorkers, what do you think?
Read the CBS report here.