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The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in Manhattan (Oct. 30, (Credit: AP)

The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in Manhattan (Oct. 30, 2012 and Oct. 8, 2013)

After Sandy: Then and now

In the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, Long Islanders pulled together helping each other rebuild their homes and communities. Take a look at the progress that's been made since the devastating storm struck Long Island.

Superstorm Sandy destroyed this home at the end
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Superstorm Sandy destroyed this home at the end of Clocks Boulevard in Bayview Place. (Nov. 6, 2012)

A quaint waterfront two-story home at 3 Bayview
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A quaint waterfront two-story home at 3 Bayview Place was razed after superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 9, 2013)

The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in Manhattan is flooded
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The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in Manhattan is flooded after a tidal surge caused by superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

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This is a view looking North as the
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This is a view looking North as the Battery Park Underpass gradually heads below West Street, right, as One World Trade Center is seen in the background. The underpass was full of water in the wake of superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 8, 2013)

The Long Beach boardwalk remained heavily damaged 2
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The Long Beach boardwalk remained heavily damaged 2 1/2 months after superstorm Sandy hit the Long Island area. (Jan. 15, 2013)

Long Beach boardwalk at Lincoln Boulevard after being
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Long Beach boardwalk at Lincoln Boulevard after being rebuilt in Long Beach. (Oct. 7, 2013)

Joseph Leader, Metropolitan Tranportation Authority vice president and
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Joseph Leader, Metropolitan Tranportation Authority vice president and chief maintenance officer, shines a flashlight on standing water inside the South Ferry 1 train station in Manhattan in the wake of superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 31, 2012)

Joseph Leader, Metropolitan Transportation Authority vice president and
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Joseph Leader, Metropolitan Transportation Authority vice president and chief maintenance officer, stands in the superstorm damaged South Ferry subway station in Lower Manhattan. The station is being repaired with damage done to all components of the infrastructure, especially the electrical components. (April 23, 2013)

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The remains of Fiore Bros. Fish Market in
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The remains of Fiore Bros. Fish Market in Freeport are shown after it caught fire during superstorm Sandy's strong winds and flooding (Oct. 30, 2012)

Fiore Bros., a fish market, caught fire during
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Fiore Bros., a fish market, caught fire during superstorm Sandy's strong winds and flooding and still remains unbuilt in Freeport. (Oct. 7, 2013)

Debris left by superstorm Sandy are shown where
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Debris left by superstorm Sandy are shown where the boardwalk had been in front of Lucky Leo's arcade in Seaside Heights, N.J. (Nov. 22, 2012)

A year after superstorm Sandy struck, the boardwalk
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A year after superstorm Sandy struck, the boardwalk in front of Lucky Leo's arcade in Seaside Heights, N.J., has been rebuilt. (Oct. 13, 2013)

Michigan Street in Long Beach after superstorm Sandy.
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Michigan Street in Long Beach after superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 1, 2012)

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Michigan Street homes in Long Beach. (Oct 7,
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Michigan Street homes in Long Beach. (Oct 7, 2013)

A U.S. flag is shown at a site
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A U.S. flag is shown at a site in Brick, N.J., around the burned remains of more than 60 small bungalows at Camp Osborn, which were destroyed during superstorm Sandy. (April 25, 2013)

A U.S. flag is shown at a site
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A U.S. flag is shown at a site in Brick, N.J., around the burned remains of more than 60 small bungalows at Camp Osborn, which were destroyed during superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 13, 2013)

Seabreeze Cafe, in Babylon Village, was flooded after
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Seabreeze Cafe, in Babylon Village, was flooded after superstorm Sandy swept through Long Island. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Seabreeze Cafe, 470 Fire Island Ave. in Babylon,
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Seabreeze Cafe, 470 Fire Island Ave. in Babylon, is shown about a year after superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 6, 2013)

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The sun rises in Seaside Heights, N.J., behind
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The sun rises in Seaside Heights, N.J., behind the Jet Star Roller Coaster which had been sitting in the ocean after part of the Casino Pier was destroyed during superstorm Sandy. (Feb. 25, 2013)

An empty site is shown in Seaside Heights,
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An empty site is shown in Seaside Heights, N.J., where the Jet Star Roller Coaster had been sitting in the ocean after part of the Casino Pier was destroyed during superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 13, 2013)

The entrance to a home on Bayview Avenue
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The entrance to a home on Bayview Avenue West in Lindenhurst was so badly damaged that the resident had to use a ladder to get inside. (Oct. 31, 2012)

A home at 85 Bayview Avenue West is
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A home at 85 Bayview Avenue West is shown about a year after superstorm Sandy in Lindenhurst. (Oct. 6, 2013)

Ruins of more than 100 homes in the
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Ruins of more than 100 homes in the Breezy Point section of the Queens are shown following superstorm Sandy. (Dec. 4, 2012)

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New construction to replace more than 100 homes
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New construction to replace more than 100 homes in the Breezy Point section of Queens that were destroyed by fire during superstorm Sandy are shown. (Oct. 21, 2013)

A street sign is partially buried in sand
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A street sign is partially buried in sand in Cape May, N.J., after a storm surge from Sandy pushed the Atlantic Ocean over the beach and across Beach Avenue. (Oct. 30, 2012)

A view of Cape May, N.J., nearly a
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A view of Cape May, N.J., nearly a year after a storm surge from superstorm Sandy pushed the Atlantic Ocean over the beach and across Beach Avenue. (Oct. 19, 2013)

Buildings still burn along Jamaica Walk in Breezy
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Buildings still burn along Jamaica Walk in Breezy Point after superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Jamaica Walk, Breezy Point, about a year after
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Jamaica Walk, Breezy Point, about a year after superstorm Sandy hit the area. (Oct. 4, 2013)

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Construction equipment works on debris collection during the
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Construction equipment works on debris collection during the cleanup from superstorm Sandy in the parking lot of Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaway section of the Queens. (Nov. 14, 2012)

The parking lot of Jacob Riis Park in
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The parking lot of Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaway section of Queens is shown almost a year after superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 17, 2013)

Homes destroyed by superstorm Sandy are shown at
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Homes destroyed by superstorm Sandy are shown at Ortley Beach in Toms River, N.J. (April 25, 2013)

An empty lot is shown in Ortley Beach
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An empty lot is shown in Ortley Beach in Toms River, N.J. (Oct. 13, 2013)

Ransom Beach in Bayville is submerged as waves
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Ransom Beach in Bayville is submerged as waves from superstorm Sandy pummel the North Shore. (Oct. 29, 2012)

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A view of the coastline in Bayville almost
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A view of the coastline in Bayville almost a year after superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 4, 2013)

Rockaway resident Christine Walker strolls along the beach
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Rockaway resident Christine Walker strolls along the beach under what is left of the boardwalk in the wake of superstorm Sandy in Queens. (Nov. 5, 2012)

What is left of the boardwalk in the
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What is left of the boardwalk in the wake of superstorm Sandy is shown in Queens. (Oct. 21, 2013)

Damage done by superstorm Sandy across the LIRR
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Damage done by superstorm Sandy across the LIRR tracks from Island Park on Barnum Island is shown at 100 Empire Blvd. (Nov. 1, 2012)

100 Empire Blvd., across the LIRR tracks from
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100 Empire Blvd., across the LIRR tracks from Island Park on Barnum Island, after a Sandy rebuild. (Oct. 7, 2013)

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A Ronkonkoma house was destroyed by a tree
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A Ronkonkoma house was destroyed by a tree after superstorm Sandy rolled through the area. (Oct. 31, 2012)

A Ronkonkoma home on West 5th Street after
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A Ronkonkoma home on West 5th Street after being rebuilt. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Brian Hajeski, of Brick, N.J., on a bridge
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Brian Hajeski, of Brick, N.J., on a bridge in Mantaloking, N.J., on the morning after superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Brian Hajeski, of Brick, N.J., on a bridge
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Brian Hajeski, of Brick, N.J., on a bridge in Mantaloking, N.J., nearly a year after superstorm Sandy rolled through the area. (Oct. 22, 2013)

Robert Connolly and his wife, Laura, survey the
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Robert Connolly and his wife, Laura, survey the remains of the Breezy Point home owned by her parents that burned to the ground during superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

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New homes, center and right, are shown under
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New homes, center and right, are shown under construction in the seaside community in the Breezy Point section of New York nearly a year after superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 21, 2013)

Flooded streets under the Manhattan Bridge in the
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Flooded streets under the Manhattan Bridge in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn after superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 29, 2012)

Streets under the Manhattan Bridge in the Dumbo
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Streets under the Manhattan Bridge in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn are shown nearly a year after superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 17, 2013)

Two days after superstorm Sandy struck Staten Island,
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Two days after superstorm Sandy struck Staten Island, sections of Midland Beach remain flooded. (Oct. 31, 2012)

The exterior of Joe and Johns Toto's Restaurant
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The exterior of Joe and Johns Toto's Restaurant and Baris shown at the intersection of Slater and Father Capodanno boulevards in Staten Island. The eatery was severely damage during superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 6, 2013)

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Sea water floods the entrance to the Brooklyn
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Sea water floods the entrance to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in Manhattan as superstorm Sandy struck the city. (Oct. 29, 2012)

Traffic entering the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in Manhattan
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Traffic entering the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in Manhattan is shown nearly a year after superstorm Sandy struck the city. (Oct. 20, 2013)

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