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New Yorkers impatient with pace of recovery

Residents’ anger prompts mayor to halt marathon

NEW YORK — Patience wore thin over gas shortages, power failures, and long lines for everything from buses to food handouts on Friday, as many parts of the New York City region struggled to recover from the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg decided Friday afternoon to cancel the New York City Marathon, scheduled for Sunday, amid a growing backlash from residents and local politicians angered at the intent of staging a race when many New Yorkers are still dealing with severe hardships.

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