#Irene Storm Over Rikers Island: Some Mitigating Facts

I was pleased this afternoon to see that the questions I posted here last night about where Rikers Island  fit into New York City’s evacuation scheme for Hurricane Irene were being asked all over Twitter and the blogosphere. I knew something was up when I saw the metrics on that post take an immediate spike, in both visits and referrals from Google. Clearly a lot of people were not writing off the Rikers residents even if the mayor and the city’s disaster planners were not going out of their way to include them in the discussion. Continue reading