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Hurricane Sandy Progress Report: What Works and What Doesn’t in NYC One Year Later

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Damage is viewed in the Rockaway neighborhood where the historic boardwalk was washed away during Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City. With the death toll currently at 55 and millions of homes and businesses without power, the US east coast is attempting to recover from the affects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by Hurricane Sandy. JFK airport in New York and Newark airport in New Jersey expect to resume flights on Wednesday morning and the New York Stock Exchange commenced trading after being closed for two days. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

One year and many billions of dollars later, New York City is still rebuilding. On the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the storm feels, in many ways, like a distant nightmare, although its ghostly presence lingers. Riders of the R train can’t forget it, with the Manhattan-Brooklyn tunnel closed to deal with rust, and neither can the residents of Breezy Point, where fire and flood wiped out a neighborhood that’s continuing to pick up the pieces. (Overall, at least 22,000 households remain displaced.) South Street Seaport, the Rockaways, and Coney Island are not done healing either.

Using the map below, check in on the city’s hardest-hit neighborhoods and landmarks to track the headway, as well as the improvements that remain on the horizon. 

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Hurricane Sandy Progress Report