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Thousands in New York City still in hotels after Sandy
NEW YORK (WABC) -- More than 2,000 people displaced by Superstorm Sandy are still living in New York City hotels five months after the storm.
The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/10luh9p ) reports the Federal Emergency Management Agency is paying for the rooms at an average cost of $252 a night.
More than 900 households are among those living in 45 different hotels around the city.
City Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Seth Diamond tells the newspaper that hundreds of those families will soon get public housing apartments.
City officials say the hotel stays are supposed to end by April 30.
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