1. RECOVERY

    NYC to Demolish 100s of Homes

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 4: Homes sit burned down by a fire November 4, 2012 in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. With the death toll currently over 100 and millions of homes and businesses without power, the US east coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

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    Three weeks later, Hurricane Sandy is still taking its toll. New York City has said that it will have to bulldoze about 200 homes damaged by the storm in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. The buildings were judged to be a danger to the public and other nearby structures. About 500 more damaged sites are still being inspected by the buildings department. “We’ve never had this scale before,” said Robert L. LiMandri, buildings department commissioner.

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