As residents of New York City coped with the damage cause by Hurricane Sandy, many questioned the wisdom of holding the New York City Marathon that was scheduled for the Sunday after the storm. Chief among people’s concerns was the diversion of scarce resources including huge generators intended for the media tent in Central Park.
Among the press coverage focused on the issue was an article in “The New York Post.” The writers asked Pace Law Professor Bennett Gershman his legal opinion regarding what action could compel the reallocation of the generators. The article can be read here.
Mayor Bloomberg eventually reconsidered his decision and called off the annual event.