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AT&T Mobile Charging Effort Falls Flat In Red Hook, Brooklyn

In a press conference on Friday, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that ATT had placed phone charging stations in a some areas of the city where residents remained without electricity in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

But the company’s efforts fell flat in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, where ATT had set up one of the two charging stations it placed in the borough.

In Coffey Park, just steps from where the National Guard was helping distribute food and water to residents, a large ATT truck sat, two orange generators resting silently on the sidewalk next to it.

Despite the company’s intention for the vehicle to serve as a mobile power station, the truck was waiting on equipment necessary to charge phones, and had been turning people away all day.

Marie Reveron, who is 57 and has been without power since the storm, said she waited

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