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Big city slowly returns to bright lights after Sandy

Published on Nov 18, 2012 8:21 PM

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Few thought it would take quite so long to fully restore the dimmed lights of the famed skyline of New York City's Financial District.

At last, however, firms displaced by the flooding and power outages brought on by Superstorm Sandy seem ready to return downtown, if a little warier of the rivers and sea that surrounds them.

Water Street was more water than street when Sandy hit.

Nearly three weeks later, many of the flooded office towers that line the street as it skirts the East River toward the harbour at Manhattan's southernmost tip remain closed.

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