FILE - In this file photo of May 24, 2013 photo, surfers 

FILE - In this file photo of May 24, 2013 photo, surfers wait to catch waves at Rockaway Beach in the Queens borough of New York. Superstorm Sandy hit the Rockaways hard last fall, flooding homes and stores, eroding the beach in some spots and destroying the boardwalk, but subway service has been restored, small businesses are reopening, and the beaches are attracting plenty of visitors. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
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FILE - In this file photo of May 24, 2013 photo, surfers wait to catch waves at Rockaway Beach in the Queens borough of New York. Superstorm Sandy hit the Rockaways hard last fall, flooding homes and stores, eroding the beach in some spots and destroying the boardwalk, but subway service has been restored, small businesses are reopening, and the beaches are attracting plenty of visitors. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
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