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St. Patrick's Day parade passes through Rockaways
ROCKAWAY -- Irish pride was on display in the Rockaways although the area is still suffering from the effects of Superstorm Sandy.
Thousands of people marched through the Rockaways on Saturday in the annual Queens County St. Patrick's Day Parade.
The parade is one of several that take place every year in New York City's five boroughs.
The Rockaways peninsula of Queens includes several heavily Irish-American neighborhoods that were devastated when Sandy struck on Oct. 29.
Saturday's parade went through some blocks in the Belle Harbor area where fires caused by the storm reduced houses to charred shells.
The parade also passed a block of burned stores in Rockaway Park.
Some residents booed Mayor Michael Bloomberg as he marched in the parade.<p One woman said she felt it was inappropriate that Bloomberg gave attention to the cancelled New York City Marathon in the days after the storm, while people in her area were without food and shelter.
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