Homes and businesses in the Lower East Side and East Village are still without power and under water. Residents began dumpster diving outside a Key Food supermarket Thursday, looking for whatever food they can take. RELATED: Staten Island Residents Plead for Help The residents of Staten Island are pleading for help from elected officials, begging for gasoline, food and clothing four days after Sandy slammed the New York City borough. Staten Island was one of the hardest-hit communities in New York City. More than 80,000 residents were still without power. Many are homeless, and at least 19 people died on Staten Island because of the storm.