Bloomberg: ‘Cross Your Fingers’

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg views damage in the Breezy Point area of Queens in New York on October 30, 2012 after fire destroyed about 80 homes as a result of Hurricane Sandy which hit the area on October 29. The death toll from superstorm Sandy has risen to 35 in the United States and Canada, and was expected to climb further as several people remained missing, officials said. Officials in the states of Connecticut, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia all reported deaths from the massive storm system, while Toronto police said a Canadian woman was killed by flying debris. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

“Do you believe in crossing your fingers? I hope so,” the mayor said, adding that the mass transit system, schools, and power would most likely be up and running by Monday. Back to normal by Monday? "In general context, yes, it will be back?" Bloomberg said, but added, "If you lost somebody, it's never going to be." New York City officials said Wednesday that they are hoping to tie down the construction crane dangling over midtown Manhattan as soon as possible. However, Mayor Michael Bloomberg cautioned that the effort—which will require constructing another crane to dismantle the broken one—may not be completed until the weekend.