Superstorm Sandy

Backlash Against NYC Marathon as Preparations Start

Less media-friendly portions of New York City are still in the midst of a disaster


New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's decision to proceed with the world's largest marathon on Sunday is stirring up controversy in the storm-ravaged metropolis.

"If they take one first responder from Staten Island to cover this marathon, I will scream," New York City Councilman James Oddo said on his Twitter account. "We have people with no homes and no hope right now."