1. HURRICANE SANDY

    Recovery Elusive for NYC’s Poor

    LONG BEACH, NY - NOVEMBER 09: A man walks past a destroyed section of the boardwalk at the base of Lincoln Boulevard as Long Islanders continue their clean up efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 9, 2012 in Long Beach, New York. New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has said that the economic loss and damage to homes and business caused by Sandy could total $33 billion in New York, according to published reports. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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    It’s a tale of two cities. As New York deals with the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, life has returned to normal for many of her victims—but not those victims in the poorest parts of the city. Communities along the southern shores of Brooklyn and Queens still don’t have power or heat and are desperate for supplies. Local residents are picking up the slack, organizing volunteers and collecting donations for those in need. But compounding the problem is that so many people don’t even know what government agencies are supposed to be helping—mainly because there were so few people on the ground.

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