Family in Sandy-damaged home suffers in deep freeze: ‘This is being exposed outdoors’

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Dee and Scott McGrath were huddled under two blankets, both wearing hooded sweatshirts and pants, with an electric heater by their bed. Dee heard her daughter coughing through the night from the room next door and feared she was getting sick.

'Secret Santa' hands out $100 bills to stunned Sandy survivors in Staten Island

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A wealthy Missouri man posing as “Secret Santa” stunned New Yorkers, handing $100 bills to many in Staten Island who had lost everything to Superstorm Sandy.

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Photoblog: Surviving Sandy in Staten Island

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Linda Restaino poses for a photograph in front of a message written by her son on the boarded up back wall of her property which was flooded during Hurricane Sandy in New Dorp Beach, Staten Island. Restaino, who has lived at the property for 35 years, is now hoping to leave Staten Island.

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Obama to storm-battered New Yorkers: ‘You’re tough’

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President Barack Obama toured some of the hardest-hit areas of New York City on Thursday, neighborhoods still littered with the rubble of shattered lives and homes.

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Obama to tour New York’s island of ‘heartbreak’

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As President Obama visits storm-ravaged areas of New York Thursday, he will find neighborhoods littered with the rubble of shattered lives and pummeled homes.

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Marathoners run – but to help Sandy victims

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They came to run 26.2 straight miles but instead they took the supplies meant for them and ran a different path – to help those affected by the storm. Fit and filled with energy, they loaded debris and passed out water.

NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports on NBC Nightly News.

Off-duty NYPD officer dies saving his family from Sandy

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Friends, family and colleagues are mourning an off-duty New York City police officer who died while helping seven family members to safety inside his flood-ravaged home on Staten Island during superstorm Sandy.

NYC to get ‘world’s largest’ Ferris wheel

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The Big Apple is getting another “biggest”: The world’s biggest Ferris wheel is to be built on Staten Island, in an ambitious attempt to draw tourists to what’s sometimes known as the city’s “forgotten borough,” officials announced Thursday.