Superstorm Sandy

Beachfront Neighborhood Burned Out Post-Sandy Still in Rubble

Breezy Point, Queens

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On a desolate stretch of sand and concrete rubble in a beachfront community, a lone home is rising amid the ruins of more than 100 houses that burned to ashes during Superstorm Sandy.

Nine months after the fire tore through Breezy Point, a neighborhood of tightly packed homes in New York City, this house is the only one under construction in the burn zone, the swath of homes that went up like tinderboxes during the storm.