The residents of the Rockaway’s whose homes were destroyed by the SuperStorm Sandy got some relief when visited by Robert F. Kennedy Jr, along with a free carnival for the kids. Kennedy brought clothes and toys to the families of the storm ravaged areas during a tour of the areas most affected by the storm, but had some stern words for the federal, state, and city officials he feels haven’t done enough. Hit the jump for more.
Kennedy blasted the city and federal government for failing to fix problems in the Rockaways’ public housing projects nearly three weeks after superstorm Sandy hit.
“It’s just distressing,” said Kennedy, who brought duffel bags loaded with toys and clothing to people who had been waiting in line for hours outside a Federal Emergency Management Agency Center.
Kennedy and Towns also visited NYCHA resident Inita Young at her packed Ocean Houses apartment, where 14 people are staying with no heat or hot water.
The environmentalist was shocked at what he saw.
“There are little children eating on the floor and breathing in mold. This is the first place I’ve been where there are no resources,” said Kennedy.
For Young, 49, Kennedy’s visit showed that at least someone cared about Far Rockaway.