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Staten Island aftermath

Frank d'Amico, 46, left, and Orlando Vogler, 26, stand by their fire pit to keep warm after their homes in the New Dorp Beach were devastated by Superstorm Sandy, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Although many areas of the metropolitan area are beginning to return to normal, neighborhoods of Staten Island's southern shore remain without power as the cleanup continues. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Staten Island aftermath

Residents and public officials

complain that help has been frustratingly slow to arrive on stricken

Staten Island, where 19 have been killed — nearly half the death toll of

all of New York City. Garbage is piling up, a stench

hangs in the air and mud-caked mattresses and couches line the streets.