Having personally spent about five months covering New York City Housing Authority projects in Brooklyn, they’re not a fun place to be. Beyond the kind of day-to-day crime and gang activity you might expect, they’re often the first places forgotten during times of crisis.
Well, Carmelo Anthony may not have actually grown up in a housing development, but he did live about a block away from one in Red Hook, Brooklyn, one of the areas hardest hit in New York City by Hurricane Sandy. Residents there are still complaining of being ignored, left without power and water more than a week after the storm.
Anthony decided to take some personal action to help out his old neighborhood, delivering about 500 boxes of food and cleaning supplies to Red Hook, according to ESPN.
“I wanted to step up to the forefront,” said Anthony. “We all know what Sandy did to our city, especially to Brooklyn, and to Red Hook, with us being right here on the water. It hit us pretty bad, so I feel like I’m the face ...