FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2012 file photo, Ray Marten poses 

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2012 file photo, Ray Marten poses with the street number sign he recovered from the ashes of his fire-destroyed home in the Belle Harbor section of the Queens borough of New York. Six months after Superstorm Sandy passed through, Marten says, “If you go up my block now, all the houses have been demolished and removed, they're pretty much just holes in the ground. Sand pits.”  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2012 file photo, Ray Marten poses with the street number sign he recovered from the ashes of his fire-destroyed home in the Belle Harbor section of the Queens borough of New York. Six months after Superstorm Sandy passed through, Marten says, “If you go up my block now, all the houses have been demolished and removed, they're pretty much just holes in the ground. Sand pits.” (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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