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The Spirit Of Staten Island In 27 Pictures staten will rise again

Staten Island was one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy.

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Just complete, utter devastation…

Just complete, utter devastation...
Image by Lucas Jackson / Reuters
Image by Lucas Jackson / Reuters
Image by Seth Wenig / AP
Image by Seth Wenig / AP

1. But now the people of Staten Island are rebuilding.

But now the people of Staten Island are rebuilding.
Image by Lucas Jackson / Reuters

2. There are signs of hope all around.

There are signs of hope all around.
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4. Neighbors are coming together.

Neighbors are coming together.
Image by Mike Segar / Reuters

5. Volunteers are arriving to help.

Volunteers are arriving to help.

6. And cleanup has begun!

And cleanup has begun!

7. People have opened up their homes.

People have opened up their homes.

8. And more importantly, their bathrooms.

And more importantly, their bathrooms.

9. Families are pitching in.

Families are pitching in.

This picture was captioned on Instagram: “The Fleming family decided to drive around Staten Island giving out free coffee. Even that one cup of hot coffee made a big difference to people. New Yorkers are really getting on board these days by volunteering in the disaster areas. It’s a beautiful uplifting thing.”

10. Those with power are giving it away for free.

Those with power are giving it away for free.

11. Services are being offered for free.

Services are being offered for free.

12. Hot dogs and hamburgers are being grilled.

Hot dogs and hamburgers are being grilled.

13. And people are being fed one bowl of pasta at a time.

And people are being fed one bowl of pasta at a time.

14. Clothes are being stacked.

Clothes are being stacked.

Midland Beach.

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15. Flags are being raised.

Flags are being raised.
Image by Keith Bedford / Reuters

17. Supplies handed out.

Supplies handed out.
Image by Mike Segar / Reuters

18. Memories are being found.

Memories are being found.

Kate Traina looks at a strip of photographic negatives as she joined other family members as they were salvaging items from her grandparents’ home.

Image by Mike Segar / Reuters

19. Pets are being reunited with their owners.

Pets are being reunited with their owners.

This picture was captioned: “So we’re cleaning at this house along the shore and all of the sudden we hear screaming… The family found their cat that they’ve been calling for days!”

20. And through it all, some still have a sense of humor.

And through it all, some still have a sense of humor.
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22. So yeah, Sandy you really suck.

So yeah, Sandy you really suck.

23. And you broke a lot of hearts.

And you broke a lot of hearts.

24. But the people of Staten Island, along with our help, will make it.

But the people of Staten Island, along with our help, will make it.
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27. “You can take our home. But you can’t take our heart!”

"You can take our home. But you can't take our heart!"
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