Stuck in the System

Audio by Meg Cramer

John Watson and his family live in the Coney Island Housing Projects on the ground floor. After throwing out their soaked lives, they were left to endure living in a moldy apartment for over two months before NYCHA finally moved them into hotels to make repairs.

After two and a half more months, NYCHA is moving John and his family back into their original apartment, although John says that he's been back to see the place and no repairs or mold remediation has been done in that time.

Kisha Bari is an Australian photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her ongoing work in the Rockaways post Sandy can be seen on her blog You can see her commercial work at