Calls to Cancel NYC Marathon

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01:  Water continues to flood a neighborhood on November 1, 2012  in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. Most homes in the seaside community were inundated by the ocean surge caused by Superstorm Sandy.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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    New Yorkers have started a petition to cancel the New York City Marathon on Sunday, less than one week after the devastating Hurricane Sandy brought the city to its knees and with many areas still struggling with no power. The race kicks off in Staten Island, the borough that many say was hardest hit, and has felt forgotten in the recovery efforts. The New York City Marathon is one of the world's largest, and it brings in hundreds of millions of dollars for the city. Mayor Michael Bloomberg insisted at a press conference on Thursday that "the city is a city and we have to go on."

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