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New Yorkers knock down, rebuild, clean up homes months after Sandy

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A sign is seen outside a home devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough in New York on Jan. 15.

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Two neighbors watch as Doreen Lagno's house, which was irreparably damaged by flood waters during Hurricane Sandy, is demolished in the Ocean Breeze neighborhood of Staten Island, New York on Jan. 15.

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The claw of a demolition vehicle brings down Doreen Lagno's house, which was irreparably damaged by flood waters during Hurricane Sandy, in the Ocean Breeze neighborhood of Staten Island.

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Peter Gill works with his father James and a friend Mark Faljean on repairs to his home that was damaged by flood waters in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island, New York.

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Workers with the parks department clean sand from a playground damaged during Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaways on Jan. 15.

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Workers walk on a boardwalk damaged during Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaways on Jan. 15, in the Queens borough of New York City.

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Residents of the Northeast are still picking up the pieces after Superstorm Sandy.

A $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package is expected to be voted on today in the House. The package, which has come under criticism by some fiscal conservatives, is being heavily pushed by Northeastern lawmakers. The money would be spent on immediate needs to the region including $5.4 billion for New York and New Jersey transit systems and $5.4 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's disaster relief aid fund.

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It's been two and a half months since Superstorm Sandy barreled through New Jersey and New York, but people are still desperately awaiting aid. NBC's Katy Tur reports.