In this June 1, 2013 photo, foundations, foreground, that once supported a 

In this June 1, 2013 photo, foundations, foreground, that once supported a boardwalk at the Rockaways in the Queens borough of New York, still await rebuilding as bathers take to the beach. 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/Beth Harpaz)
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In this June 1, 2013 photo, foundations, foreground, that once supported a boardwalk at the Rockaways in the Queens borough of New York, still await rebuilding as bathers take to the beach. 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/Beth Harpaz)
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