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NYC area still struggling after Sandy

Breezy Point residents face red tape, delays

NEW YORK — On a desolate stretch of sand and concrete rubble in a beachfront community, a lone home is rising amid the ruins of nearly 130 houses that burned to ashes during Hurricane Sandy.

Nine months after the fire tore across Breezy Point, a neighborhood of tightly packed homes in New York City, this house is the only one under construction in the burn zone, a swath of homes that went up like tinderboxes in the storm.

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