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Gawkers head to NY’s storm-ravaged neighborhoods

Chinese Scholars Garden, Staten Island, New York

Chinese Scholars Garden, Staten Island, New York by Bogdan Migulski
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Excerpt:

NEW YORK –  Residents of New York’s Staten Island borough are noticing something new as they and volunteers work to clear the remains of storm-damaged homes: gawkers. Cruising by in cars or walking through streets snapping photos, these people are drawn to the scene of a tragedy to glimpse what they’ve seen on television come to life. Some find it annoying. Resident Mickey Merrell says, “Sometimes it’s like we’re at the zoo. So many people come and stop and stare at this place.” About 73,000 utility customers in New York and New Jersey remained without power late Sunday, most of them on Long Island. The Long Island Power Authority has been harshly criticized for lagging behind others in restoring power and releasing too little information to consumers.

People:

Mickey Merrell

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.468597

Sentiment Quote
-0.124063 Mickey Merrell says, “Sometimes it’s like we’re at the zoo. So many people come and stop and stare at this place.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.124063
  • Mean: -0.124063
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Key:

  • Aggregate Sentiment is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s overall sentiment.
  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

Note that quote stats are likely to be meaningless beyond the aggregate score due to the tiny sample size. However, they are always provided just in case you find something useful there.

Additional Info:

City: New York

Overall Sentiment: 0.178832

Relevance: 0.920681

GeographicFeature: Long Island

Overall Sentiment: -0.0888186

Relevance: 0.596661

GeographicFeature: Staten Island

Overall Sentiment: 0.355055

Relevance: 0.561166

StateOrCounty: New Jersey

Overall Sentiment: 0.163072

Relevance: 0.50003

Disambiguation: Location | PoliticalDistrict | AdministrativeDivision | GovernmentalJurisdiction | USStateReferences:

URL Provided Keywords:

  • borough
  • Jersey
  • long island
  • long island power authority
  • New Jersey
  • new yorks
  • staten island

Webpage Provided Desc:

Residents of New York’s Staten Island borough are noticing something new as they and volunteers work to clear the remains of storm-damaged homes: gawkers.

Site Provided Title:

Gawkers head to NY’s storm-ravaged neighborhoods

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~ by vandal3di3go on December 26, 2012.